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Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings

By Staff | Aug 20, 2020

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings is at 845 East Gulf Drive, Sanibel. FILE PHOTO

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings are a must see for all garden lovers.

Built in 1974, the garden was enriched by the first gardener, who was an avid botanist. Each succeeding gardener continued the quest and contributed their specialties to the garden. The current extensive, mature and diverse tropical collection is a result of the never-ending quest for unusual tropical plants. In 2009, it officially became a botanical garden with the American Public Garden Association and is a reciprocating member of the American Horticultural Society.

Enjoy hundreds of native plants and non-invasive tropical species, which include collections of bromeliads, roses, hibiscus, orchids, palms, fruits, and cycads. Do not forget to observe (at a distance) the resident butterflies, turtles, rabbits, birds and more creatures in their wildlife garden home.

The Garden Tour Guide offers guided 90-minute light walking tours to the public on Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Cost is $5 cash, plus tax; check in at the front office. Reservations required at 239-472-4119.

For more information, visit www.sanibelmoorings.com/sanibel-botanical-garden.

The Botanical Gardens at Sanibel Moorings is at 845 East Gulf Drive.