Sunken Gardens - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Sunken Gardens
This spectacular 4-acre strolling garden features a whimsical collection of exotic plants, flowers, trees and shrubs, as well as charming statues and waterfalls that make it an idyllic place for visitors to explore. Established in 1903, it was once part of the estate of George Turner's aviary. With its tropically themed design, it offers a year-round refuge from the hustle and bustle of everyday life where visitors can relax and simply enjoy soaking up nature's beauty.
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Attractions Near Sunken Gardens
Great Explorations Children's Museum
0.07km from Sunken Gardens
This popular museum houses numerous interactive exhibits, designed to be both fun and educational. Children of all ages can learn about science, technology and the arts through hands-on activities in the Tot Spot, Airmaze, Pinniped Place and much more! Along with daily events like Storytime With Miss Gina that helps develop language skills and art projects like Play Dough Rainbows which teach color concepts, It also offers workshops to help students exploring outside their comfort zone.
Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
1.4km from Sunken Gardens
The Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum featuring more than 2000 different kinds of palm trees, this 5.5 acre outdoor garden is home to the largest collection of palms in the United States. visitors can explore North American and exotic varieties that honor Cuban, South-American and tropical influences -- like Coccothrinax argentea, Microcoelium costatum and Pritchardia thurstonii. A 1/3-mile nature trail meanders through the trails, offering a closer look into the diverse grouping of plants.
1.68km from Sunken Gardens
Vinoy Par is the perfect place to spend a day outdoors. Located along St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, it provides stunning views of Tampa Bay and the nearby Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club. The park features long grassy areas for picnicking or playing sports, two large fishing piers for anglers looking to catch some seafood, and a playground filled with colorful equipment. There’s also an outdoor stage offering concerts and other performances throughout the year.
Museum of Fine Arts
1.8km from Sunken Gardens
The comprehensive collection of more than 20,000 objects includes major works by the French artists Monet, Morisot, Barye, Rodin, Corot, and Bourdelle, and the Americans Inness, Hassam, Bellows, O’Keeffe, Pearlstein and Andrew Wyeth. Also on view are ancient Greek and Roman, Egyptian, Asian, African, pre-Columbian, Native American art and objects.
St. Petersburg Museum of History
1.88km from Sunken Gardens
This wonderful museum tells the story of Pinellas County from its early Native American settlers to colonization, growth, and contemporary life. From precise timelines that line the walls to interactive displays and exhibits, visitors can immerse themselves in a journey through St. Petersburg's past. Educational resources include a genealogy library and research center, exhibitions featuring important figures in the area's history, and even a recreation of Stadtler Hall General Store.
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art
2.1km from Sunken Gardens
The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art, is a stunning attraction that caters to art lovers and nature-lovers alike. From Native American cultures to present-day western art and extraordinary wildlife exhibits, this museum offers the most comprehensive collection of Western and wildlife art in the southeastern United States. With seven galleries displaying more than 10,000 artifacts from some of America’s greatest artists and sculptors, there’s something for every visitor to explore.
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Second-smallest county in Florida by land area. Due to its small size and high population, by the early 21st century Pinellas County has been mostly built out, with very little developable land left available.