The day after a relaxed stay at the beautiful Treasure Island we headed up to explore Saint Petersburg. Of all the local attractions we decided to make our first stop at the Saint Petersburg Sunken Gardens, a charming botanical gardens maintained by the local community, dating back around a 100 years and hosting over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers. Following my father’s passion for flowers and the lovely sunny day, this proved a relaxing and pleasant stop.

 

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

 

What’s to see? the official website writes :

Sunken Gardens is a botanical paradise in the midst of a bustling city. As St. Petersburg’s oldest living museum, this 100 year old garden is home to some of the oldest tropical plants in the region.

Unwind as you stroll through meandering paths, lush with exotic plants from around the world. Explore cascading waterfalls, beautiful demonstration gardens, more than 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.

 

… and offers the following intro video :

 

 

 

Following is my little photo walk of the place.

 

Flowers…

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida 

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

 

Trees and ponds…

 

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

 

A few animals here and there…

 

Sunken Gardens : Saint Petersburg - Florida

 

After that, my parents were interested in the Florida Holocaust Museum, followed by a visit to the lovely Saint Petersburg pier.



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