Florida Botanical Gardens

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Largo, FL 33774

The Florida Botanical Gardens inspires and educates visitors by showcasing 10,000 kinds of plants, as well as creatures and natural resources in motivational surroundings that promote environmentally friendly techniques.

Originally a mere 10 acres occupied by the Extension Service, Florida Botanical Gardens underwent extensive development from 1991 through 2000 to become the 182 acre showcase it is today. It is bisected by McKay Creek, a beautiful meandering stream that helps bring life to this natural reserve.

It's called "Gardens", plural, for a reason - within the natural reserve exist 10 topical gardens including The Butterfly Garden, The Herb Garden, The Native Plants Garden and more. In addition to these, there are three formal gardens - The Wedding Garden, The Tropical Walk and The Tropical Courtyard. The Florida Botanical Gardens also holds 60 acres of natural habitat, carefully preserved and still undergoing restoration.

Many locations within the gardens are also home to artistic expression - such as water fountains, murals, mosaics and other hand painted items. Paved paths and boardwalks make exploring the different garden areas a natural progression, and three bridges cross McKay's Creek.

Bring the family and spend a day. The Gardens are open almost every day of the year, and it's fun for the whole family. There are even fixed musical instruments throughout that the kids will love.


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