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Plan Your Visit

Visit St. Pete's Oldest Living Museum

Whether you're a first-time visitor or a returning friend, we invite you to explore the immersive greenery, vibrant blooms, and year-round lushness at Sunken Gardens. Sunken Gardens offers garden tours, horticultural programs, special events, field trips, weddings, and private and corporate rentals so you can get the most out of this local gem.
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Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The last admission is sold at 4 p.m. daily. Gardens may close due to inclement weather.

Sunken Gardens is open everyday except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. The Sunken Gardens business office is closed on weekends and all City/Federal holidays.


Adults: $15
Seniors (62+): $12
Children (2-12): $6


Support Sunken Gardens and become a member! Enjoy unlimited admission and exclusive discounts all year. Find more information on our Membership page.
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Know Before You Go


Sunken Gardens has nearly 200 free parking spaces on site shared with Great Explorations and Carrabba’s. Overflow parking is available at Crescent Lake Park, a short walk from the Gardens. Please use the crosswalk for safety.


Several of our historic paths are ADA-accessible and span three-fourths of a mile. Wheelchairs/walkers are allowed, but not provided. Some paths have a steep incline, but there are alternate ways to access all areas. Limited seating is located throughout the gardens. Mature foliage provides ample shade with open, sunny areas located throughout. Contact Sunken Gardens by calling 727-551-3102 for accessibility inquiries or concerns prior to visiting.

Pet Policy

Only ADA service-trained dogs are permitted inside Sunken Gardens. During the visit, service animals must be harnessed or leashed, and must be under the guest's complete control and care (including clean-up). If these guidelines are not followed, guests will be asked to leave for the safety of our guests.

Pets and emotional support animals (ESAs) are not permitted. Guests with service animals are encouraged to check with Guest Relations on the day of the visit to determine if access to any specific area is restricted on that day.

Tours & Group Visits

Request a docent-guided group tour or a self-guided group visit here.

Filming & Photography Policy

Amateur and hobbyist photographers are welcome to take photos and videos on the property. Professional and commercial photographers must make an appointment and pay a fee to utilize the grounds. This includes but is not limited to: fashion/beauty, pregnancy, graduation, prom, engagement, and family photography. Wedding photography is only allowed for our contracted wedding clients.

View our Photography & Filming Policy here.

Dining Options

There are many dining options located near Sunken Gardens. Carrabba’s Italian Grill is located within our historic 1926 entrance building. Panera Bread and Outback Steakhouse are directly across 4th Street, and many additional dining options are located only a short drive away.

Picnic lunches are permitted within the Gardens.

Prohibited Items & Behavior

In an effort to preserve the beauty and history of Sunken Gardens, as well as for your safety, the following are prohibited:

Prohibited Items
• Balloons
• Candles or open flame
• Alcoholic beverages
• Weapons of any kind

 Prohibited Behavior
• Smoking or vaping
• Climbing or hanging from trees, bushes, rocks, ponds, waterfalls, animal enclosures, or other garden elements
• Straying off designated paved or mulched pathways
• Carving into or defacing any plant or surface in the Gardens

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Photo Credit: City of St. Petersburg & Julia Calvert
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