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Florida Botanical Gardens

What a place. It's right next to Heritage Village in Largo, Florida. Every type of garden is here.

Demonstration Gardens
Patio Garden – This home garden demonstrates a creative way of displaying plants and landscape features. All the senses are catered for, with a gently gurgling waterfall, scented flowers, colorful foliage, and a relaxing, shaded gazebo.

Herb Garden – Lovingly cared for, this intimate garden delights visitors with scents, colors and fascinating stories about the long history of human’s relationship with medicinal, culinary and ceremonial plants.

Tropical Fruit Garden – Stand amongst the towering trunks of over a dozen different varieties of banana and plantain. Discover how a pineapple grows and find the source of sugar. Citrus, mango, papaya, and other exotic fruits are here for all to enjoy.

Native Plants Garden – A collection of Florida natives, demonstrating the broad palette of plants suitable for the home landscape. Wildflowers, groundcovers, trees and shrubs, each with a unique season of interest, here mingle in colorful harmony.

Seasonal Plantings Display Area – Bedding plant trials create a colorful display for many months of the year.

Succulent Garden – Many plants have adaptations for life in dry climates. Come admire the many beautiful and strange plants from all around the world, cleverly displayed in a small garden space.

Butterfly Garden – Visit our newest garden devoted to these lovely insects, located in front of the Welcome Center. Take time to admire the whimsical sculptures and mosaic stepping stones crafted by our own volunteers!

Bromeliad Garden – This fantastic collection of “air plants” display all the colors of the rainbow. Most come from shady places, so this garden is a delightful retreat during the summer months.

Do I need to go on? They have it all here. A great place to spend the day.

Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774

Garden Hours:
Open daily from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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