The Florida Botanical Gardens in St. Petersburg-Clearwater boasts a colourful variety of beautiful blooms, plants, and trees across its more than 100 acres of green space. Natural splendour is on full display here, with vibrant gardens and scenic settings that invite visitors to admire the flowers and greenery.

    Exquisite formal and informal gardens await discovery at the Florida Botanical Gardens. You'll be able to explore several different environments here, from the whimsical Butterfly Garden to the western-inspired Cactus and Succulent Garden that features agave and prickly pear among other plants from desert landscapes.

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    What are the highlights of the Florida Botanical Gardens in St. Petersburg-Clearwater?

    Among the highlights of the Florida Botanical Gardens is the Tropical Walk, which features gorgeous flowers from around the world, from Australia to Japan to the Sunshine State itself. At the inviting Native Plant Garden, visitors will encounter marlberry, firebush, and sugarberry, all local to Florida.

    The Florida Botanical Gardens fulfills its mission of inspiring and educating by showcasing flora, fauna, and natural resources at every turn. The Cottage Garden, reminiscent of a traditional English garden, charms with pretty perennials and trellises with roses and pink Pandorea. The Topiary Garden, Rose Garden, and Palm Garden are other eye-catching areas not to be missed.

    What else is good to know about Florida Botanical Gardens in St. Petersburg-Clearwater?

    The Florida Botanical Gardens offers much to discover, including the Wetlands Walkway and Wildlife Overlook, where you can stroll a boardwalk and take in the scenery of the protected wetlands. At the Jazz Garden, the light, informal outdoor space is full of movement and colour, taking inspiration from the American style of music.

    Along with its beautiful displays of plants and flowers, The Florida Botanical Gardens also hosts festive events throughout the year, such as the annual Pinella African-American Heritage Celebration in February and Holiday Lights in December. Admission to the Gardens is free.

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    Florida Botanical Gardens in St. Petersburg-Clearwater

    Location: 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774, USA

    Open: Hours may vary

    Phone: +1 727-582-2100

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