Saint Petersburg, FL has some cool places, restaurants, parks, museums and gardens for tourists to explore and visit. I’m lucky to live in a tourist destination, as it gives me the opportunity to drive to a lot of cool places. This weekend, I visited Sunken Gardens, a landmark since 1930, located in the heart of Saint Petersburg. They are open to the public for educational programs, tours and special events.
For many years, the Gardens were a commercial tourist, but its now operated by the City of Saint Petersburg, FL. The four acre property offers more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. It’s unique in a way that it offers beauty, tranquility and its beautifully kept.
A lot of what you’ll see here includes a Japanese Garden, cactus garden, butterfly garden and the Chilean Flamingos. On this day, I was not able to see the butterfly garden as there was a wedding nearby and it was closed off to the public.
One of the many things that I enjoy about Sunken Gardens is that its peaceful. Though you’ll find locals and tourists walking around, you have the space to really indulge yourself in the beauty of this luscious botanical oasis. You can stroll at your own pace, experiencing the natural view of the garden.
You can hear the waterfalls, birds chirping and parrots. You may even hear wedding music, since it’s a popular venue for weddings.
Around the garden, you will find sitting areas like the one above. You may want to stop, take a break and take photos of this quaint botanical garden.
One Pond Waterfall
Pure Copper dual Wind Spinner
So whether you are in Florida for one day or a week, Sunken Gardens in Saint Petersburg is a must see tourist attraction. Have you been to Sunken Gardens? If so, what are your thoughts?
Happy Travels ~ Ruthie