Florida Botanical Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Florida Botanical Gardens
Spanning over 175 acres, the Florida Botanical Gardens is one of the area’s greatest treasures. Here visitors can explore natural wildlife, a world-class collection of palms, and breathtaking butterfly gardens. A variety of workshops and classes, such as botanical illustration, are offered for those looking to learn more about plants and ecology. Additionally, there are 11 distinct displays including a bromeliad garden and showcase herb garden highlighting aromatic greenery.
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0.29km from Florida Botanical Gardens
Heritage Village, is an outdoor living museum which seeks to bring the past to life. Across its 8 acres of lush grounds, visitors can experience displays from early Florida settlers: wooden houses from the 1880s; a two-room school house; a country store with artifacts and tin signs; and even a cemetery. In addition to these historic landmarks, Heritage Village also offers visitors educational programs on local history and cultural heritage.
Indian Rocks Beach
3.99km from Florida Botanical Gardens
Indian Rocks Beach with its white sandy beaches, it serves as the perfect getaway, allowing visitors and locals alike to find relaxation and indulgence. Enjoy beachfront cabanas, kayak and stand-up paddle board rentals, parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico, or take some time to explore many popular local restaurants. As an added bonus in your visit to Indian Rocks Beach, you can experience unique sunsets being cast across the horizon that will take your breath away!
Largo Central Park
4.26km from Florida Botanical Gardens
Central Park of Pinellas county is a park featuring activities for both children and adults alike, this large park is home to 500 acres of green space and many recreational activities. From picnics, to hiking, golfing, and even zip-lining across its lush landscape, there are plenty of activities inside the park's boundaries. In addition, visitors can also find two lakes where swimming and fishing are allowed. The lakefront also offers beach access due to its soft sandstone shore.
Lake Seminole Park
5.72km from Florida Botanical Gardens
Lake Seminole Park is an outdoor oasis that locals and visitors alike flock to. Its trails, which wind around the lake, provide ample opportunity for wildlife viewing - expect to spot dozens of different bird species while you walk! The park also features a disc golf course, picnic spots, and boat launch areas that cater to both experienced anglers and those wanting to learn more about fishing.
Eagle Lake Park
7km from Florida Botanical Gardens
Eagle Lake Park, is a stunningly beautiful and serene place that offers visitors plenty to do. Its 844 acres are filled with activities like hiking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds for children. It also has an observation tower with a 360 degree panoramic view which is the ideal spot to watch stunning sunsets. In addition to enjoying the park on their own terms, everyone can attend the annual events that take place at Eagle Lake such as Bird Fest in March and Paddlepalooza in October.
7.81km from Florida Botanical Gardens
St. Petersburg, is a stunning coastal city that offers year-round sunshine and fantastic beaches. it's an ideal location for those looking to escape the bitter winter months. The downtown area is filled with stately brick buildings, a variety of delicious restaurants, and activities like the waterfront downtown market. Outdoor enthusiasts can also enjoy a variety of outdoor recreation options – from kayaking and paddle boarding to fishing and swimming in the clear waters of Boca Ciega Bay.
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Hillsborough County was created on January 25, 1834 and its area was much larger and included eight other present-day counties: Charlotte County, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota.