Florida Botanical Gardens is a world-renown botanical garden in Largo 33774, Florida. It is home to over 10 acres of lush gardens and plant collections that change with the seasons. Visitors can enjoy the many wonderful displays throughout our garden including everything from orchids to bonsai trees. All year long we offer educational programs for children and adults alike, as well as live music performances on selected evenings in our outdoor amphitheater. There are also opportunities to shop at our Nature’s Nook Gift Shop or pick up one of our many gardening books in the Garden Center Bookstore!
This beautiful botanical garden was founded in 1938. It was originally named the Taylor Creek Park. It was gifted to Pinellas County by Mr. Taylor, one of the founders of Texaco Oil Company. The land originally covered around 70 acres but has since grown in size with additional acreage being donated over time, now totaling more than 200 acres.
In 1991 this park became known as Florida Botanical Gardens thanks to a generous donation from local residents and businesses through an extra property tax imposed on people living within the boundaries of our county parks system! Since then we have undergone many changes such as extensive renovations and new construction projects that all work together towards making it one of Florida’s most popular tourist attractions year-round.
There are many things to do and see at Florida Botanical Gardens. Visitors can spend a day strolling through the gardens, enjoying local music or shopping for plants in our Nature’s Nook Gift Shop. We also offer educational programs as well as special events throughout the year such as live concerts on select evenings!
Public transport is available to Florida Botanical Gardens by way of Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) bus route.
There are many great attractions to visit in the surrounding area. For outdoor lovers, check out Fort De Soto Park just a few miles south of Florida Botanical Gardens! Also, for a great day of shopping and family fun, head over to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium just a few miles south of US Highway 19!
Florida Botanical Gardens is open seven days a week from dawn till dusk. We offer free admission so you have no excuse not to visit us today! Just remember that pets are only allowed on our grounds if they’re leashed at all times. This park closes one hour after sunset daily as well as during inclement weather conditions such as lightning or high winds. Our Nature’s Nook Gift Shop opens every morning around nine o’clock and closes by five in the afternoon, except Fridays when it closes an hour earlier at four-thirty pm. There is strictly prohibited any sort of solicitation in our gift shop.
If you’re looking to stay nearby, there are many great options for accommodations. Visitors can choose from a variety of hotels and motels within close proximity such as the Clarion Inn Largo, Comfort Suites Clearwater, or even the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Largo/Clearwater! There’s also plenty of campgrounds along US Highway 19 if you prefer an outdoor experience with camping gear and your own RV. Visiting Florida Botanical Gardens is a wonderful activity that brings families together while enjoying nature at its finest! Come visit us today and see what all the excitement is about!