Florida Botanical Gardens

  


  Visitor Information  


Visitor Information


Florida Botanical Gardens
12520 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33774
727-582-2100


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

Friendly dogs are welcome in the gardens as long as they are on a leash and their owners must pick up after them. Please see dog park rules.

Building Includes: Parks & Conservation Resources Administration, Pinellas County Extension and Horticulture information is open - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday
- Building closed weekends and County Holidays

Free Admission!


Gift Shop Hours:

Open Monday - Friday - Hours vary call (727) 582-2205 for hours.


  • With over 30 acres of cultivated gardens and 90 acres of natural landscapes to explore, be sure to plan your visit accordingly.
  • The Garden’s gift shop, Botanical Bounty, is operated by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, Inc. Come explore this jewel box of botanically inspired gifts, books and treasures. All purchases made at the gift shop help support the future of the Gardens.
  • Sorry, FBG does NOT have wheelchairs available to use or rent.
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12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, Florida                  Phone: 727-582-2100

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FROM TAMPA and locations in NORTH or Eastern Florida.
The Florida Botanical Gardens is located approximately 20 miles west of Tampa. Take (I-75) or (I-4) to southbound I-275 from Tampa over the Howard Frankland Bridge west to the Ulmerton Road (SR 688) exit. Continue on Ulmerton Road and travel approximately 15 miles west. Go through the intersection with Ridge Road, the Garden will be on your left, just past Animal Services / Emergency Services.

FROM NORTHERN PINELLAS/PASCO COUNTIES
Follow US 19 or equivalent south to Ulmerton Road. Travel west on Ulmerton Road toward the beaches. The gardens are approximately 6 miles west of US 19.
Go through the intersection with Ridge Road, the Garden will be on your left, just past Animal Services / Emergency Services.

FROM THE SOUTH—BRADENTON/SARASOTA
The Florida Botanical Gardens is located approximately 35 miles north of Bradenton. Take I-75 North to I-275 North across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Travel north on I-275 to Roosevelt Blvd., Exit 30. Continue on Roosevelt Blvd. north to Ulmerton Road (SR 688) and travel west on Ulmerton Road approximately 13 miles.
Go through the intersection with Ridge Road, the Garden will be on your left, just past Animal Services / Emergency Services.

FROM THE WEST—INDIAN ROCKS BEACH
The Florida Botanical Garden is located approximately 2.5 miles east of Indian Rocks Beach. Travel east on Walsingham Road. Follow the Florida Botanical Gardens signs.

ACCESS FROM THE FRED MARQUIS PINELLAS TRAIL The Trail is located approximately 1 mile east of the Florida Botanical Gardens. Travel along the trail to Walsingham Road and then ride west to the Walsingham Road Entrance approximately 1 mile. Bicycle racks are available throughout the site and we ask that you park your bikes or walk them when on traveling on our internal walkways as a courtesy to our walking guests.

 

Garden Etiquette

 

The Florida Botanical Gardens are open to the public, free of charge every day of the year. To ensure that each one of our guests has the most satisfying visit possible we have a few rules that we everyone to follow.

  • Of course, picking or removing plant material (including flowers, fruit or seeds) from the Gardens is not permitted. Imagine if each one of our 40,000+ annual guests took a small item home soon there would be no garden to visit. Taking pictures, however, is encouraged.
  • We ask that you stay on the paths, walking through beds can seriously affect the growth of our plants. Also we ask you not to stray from designated paths in our natural areas as this can harm the protected and endangered plants and animals that call the Florida Botanical Garden home.
  • We ask that all visitors respect each other and refrain from raucous behavior; including playing music on portable devices, unless you are using headphones.
  • We encourage you to come by bicycle to our Gardens. However, bicycles may not be ridden through the Gardens. This is for your safety and the safety of our other guests. Bicycles may be locked to one of many racks located at each entrance and in other locations around the site.
  • Active recreational sports are not allowed. This includes the use of skateboards, roller-blades and roller skates. Also ball games are not permitted.
  • Dogs are allowed in the Gardens, as long as they are kept on a leash and any waste they produce is collected and disposed of properly. Dogs are not permitted in any of our natural areas. There is a serious risk to their health in these areas, and the damage they could cause to the wildlife could destroy all the habitat restoration work we are doing. We reserve the right to ask anyone with a dog to leave the Gardens at our discretion.
  • The wildlife in the Gardens, from the fish to the birds, are protected. Please keep a respectable distance and do not harass or approach our wild residents. The feeding of wildlife is strictly forbidden. In addition, fishing is not allowed.
  • Picnicking is permitted and encouraged in the Gardens, take advantage of the many shaded benches placed throughout. All we ask is that you dispose of your waste properly, and please, no grilling or open fires.
  • Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the Gardens is prohibited.
  • We hope you would consider not leaving any trash in the Gardens; it is easy to leave with a bit less than you brought, but if you must, please use the available recycling bins and trash containers.
  • Smoking is prohibited in all buildings. We also ask that visitors not smoke when participating in public walking tours. Smoking is permitted in outdoor areas, but we ask that you dispose of cigarette butts in designated containers located throughout the grounds.
  • Perhaps our most important rule is that we insist that you ENJOY YOUR VISIT!