Florida Hidden Gem 'Sunken Gardens'
So I love to travel, my wallet does not. My wallet laughs and says you can take a walk around the park! However, just because I cannot travel everywhere I want doesn't mean we can't enjoy the sites and sounds from around the world.
Sunken Gardens began in 1903 when a gardener purchased land which is located in historic St Petersburg, Florida. The land included a lake which was below sea level and when it was drained created the Sunken Garden! However, per the sign at the bottom center of the garden it states that it was a sinkhole not a lake.
When the Gardens first opened to the public entry was only 25 cents and even today family yearly passes are priced so the entire family can come visit! In 1999 St. Pete purchased the Gardens and it is now registered with the national registry of historic places. The Garden also boasts over fifty thousand different flowers and plants. It also offers, events, weddings and educational classes and programs.
When I went to the Gardens a few years ago and I had an amazing time walking through and just relaxing in the tranquility of the gardens. There are some lore and legends attached to the Garden. The first being the "Growing Stone". I sat on the stone I did not feel tranquil or relaxed!
Then, while I was in the butterfly garden which was so relax I was speaking with a photographer who was doing close ups of the butterflies I was randomly snapping pictures and I came up with the following picture. There was no one in the area, but the photographer, my kids and me. Where she stands is flowers not a path I actually called and asked the park about this spot and was told that the woman in the picture would have had to break the plants where she is standing. Apparently there is supposed to be a few ghosts in different sections of the gardens.
I am hoping that in the future to start doing some traveling again and being able to bring you tons of pictures of my travels! Until then, if you check out my link HERE you can see all my pictures from my Sunken Gardens adventure!