March 3: Spring Scavenger Hunt through the Gardens! The Sunken Gardens Business Office is closed on most holidays while the Gardens remain open.
For the most up-to-date city facility closures, view the city's Holiday Facility Closing Schedule.
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.
Some of these plants and structures are over 100 years old! Find out as you spring into the magic of Sunken Gardens’ winding paths, exotic birds and turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through our century-old garden. - Love using herbs, but not sure the best way to grow them in Florida’s heat, rain, etc.? March is the perfect time to get started with container plants or otherwise, so join us to plan your edible, fragrant, kitchen garden! - Join us for our yearly gathering of multiple premier orchid vendors complete with talks throughout the day on orchid care.
We’re one of the last remaining Florida roadside attractions. More orchids than you can imagine in one place, as well as beer/wine, are available for purchase.
SWFEC has worked with wildlife officials and local biologists to insure the eagle’s safety and will not interfere or intervene with any natural events in the nest.Enjoy lunch on your own at the various flea market restaurants and kiosks. Location within Sunken Gardens to be announced prior to the class date. Find out as you spring into the magic of Sunken Gardens’ winding paths, exotic birds and turtles, butterflies, and flowers on a scavenger hunt through our century-old garden.Classes are included in the price of admission to the Gardens or General Admission: /Adults, /Seniors, /Children * Please call 727-551-3102 to pre-register for marked programs. Sunken Gardens is open on most holidays except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day when the attraction is closed.We appreciate your help in preserving this historic gem in St. Pete Orchid Farm and long-time orchid volunteer at Sunken Gardens takes the mystery out of orchid care. - Show your love of flamingos and celebrate our young flock’s birthday! Kids’ activities courtesy of Great Explorations and Live Music free with garden admission. March 3: Spring Scavenger Hunt through the Gardens! Our signature “flamosa” beverage for adults completes your lovely day in the gardens. – Florida’s spring show of wildflower blooms is just beginning!Petersburg by staying on the paths, refraining from touching or climbing the plants and structures, and respecting the animals’ space by enjoying them from a distance. Spring is the time to re-pot orchids, so learn the best transplanting methods to increase orchid blooms. Tom Heitzman, owner of Sweet Bay Nursery, shares which wildflowers and other native plants work best in your yard and patio containers while attracting birds, butterflies, and other pollinators!The ideas are endless, so roll the dice on your favorite game to play and meet us in Key West for a game worth playing!Fantasy Fest is an annual 10-day party in paradise for grown-ups.All violators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law." If you are viewing at night, please note Cam 1 is equipped with night vision or infrared light (IR).The glow you are seeing on the camera is invisible to the naked eye.Mounting materials and unusual/rare orchids for sale after the program. Plant sale after the program March 26: Trip to the Webster Flea Market & USF Botanical Gardens - 8 a.m.–5 p.m.– Join us for a day of treasure hunting at the legendary 35-acre flea market in Webster, Florida complete with plant and produce vendors. Your paid reservation includes transportation via air-conditioned coach, admission to the USF Botanical Gardens, snack, and tips. To register for marked programs: Children's classes are held on Saturdays beginning at am.