The Sunken Gardens is a hidden gem of Tampa Bay. Located on 4th street in St. Petersburg, The Gardens is a “botanical paradise” filled with exotic plants and flowers up to 100 years old. As the oldest museum in St. Pete and one of the last “roadside attractions” in Florida, the Sunken Gardens is a perfect date idea for plant-lovers and history-lovers alike.
Address: 1825 4th St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
In addition to its large collection of exotic plants, the Sunken Gardens also has beautiful walking trails, extraordinary wildlife, grand waterfalls, and of course, blooming gardens for couples to enjoy. Couples can choose to walk through the beauty alone or partake in a guided tour (for no extra cost) to learn more about the plant species, as well as the history of the museum itself.
In addition to tours and free-walking, Sunken Gardens also holds occasional special events. A few coming up include a Macramé Plant Hanger Workshop on Sep. 15, a 2018 Bridal Show on Sep. 23, and “Wicked Plants and Creepy Crawlies” on Oct. 6.
For more information regarding these events, as well as others scheduled for later in the year, visit Sunken Gardens.
In terms of pricing, admission is $10 per person and parking is free, making it an extremely affordable day date for all. If you and your loved one fall in love with Sunken Gardens, you can also choose to buy a year-long membership for only $50 a family or sign up to volunteer.
And on a more serious note, Sunken Gardens hosts dozens of weddings each year. If you and your loved one think you’re ready to tie the knot, there is no better place to exchange vows than within this romantic oasis.