Sarasota Jungle Garden

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  • Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9413555305
  • Ticket Price: 16 USD
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Forest, Garden, Leisure, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot, Nature

Sarasota Jungle Garden - Review

This garden has been serving as a favorite of people from all parts of the world for quite a few decades. The garden and park is in the main sphere of the city and is often considered as the best local park over here. Apart from just being known as a traditional and old fashioned botanical park, it is also known to put up lovely shows for people of all ages.

This family destination that we can see now was once declared as an impenetrable banana swamp. This was bought by a local newspaperman who wanted to give it the structure of a botanical garden and thus the work started. The park was at last finished in 1936 and then officially inaugurated in 1940 to what we can see now. The park was then sold to the Allyn Family that still remains the owners of this estate.

The garden has a variety of local as well as other exotic plants and shrubs among which the most popular is the Australian nut tree called the Bunya-Bunya. The garden also boasts of the largest Norfolk pine in the world and others such as bulrush, figs, royal palm, selloums, bananas, Peruvian apple cactus, staghorn, oaks, maples, ferns, cypress, etc.

There are shows held here throughout the year and the most watched is the ‘Punch and Judy Show” that is performed by Professor DeWitt. Many children oriented shows are also held here especially during the summer months.

Sarasota Jungle Garden Ticket Prices

  • Seniors (62 yrs and above) $14.99; Military (with ID) $13.99; Child (4-16 yrs) $10.99; Child (below 4 yrs) free.

How To reach Sarasota Jungle Garden by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Bradenton Airport.

Restaurants Near Sarasota Jungle Garden

  • Gold Dynasty Restaurant
  • Yummy House China Bistro
  • Barnacle Bill’s Seafood
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  • Burger King
  • Subway

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  • Sarasota Jungle Garden Address: 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34234, United States
  • Sarasota Jungle Garden Contact Number: +1-9413555305
  • Sarasota Jungle Garden Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Sarasota Jungle Garden Price: 16 USD
  • Best time to visit Sarasota Jungle Garden(preferred time): 11:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Sarasota Jungle Garden: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 95% of people who visit Sarasota include Sarasota Jungle Garden in their plan

  • 60.02% of people start their Sarasota Jungle Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Sarasota Jungle Garden

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sarasota Jungle Garden

People normally club together Save Our Seabirds and Westcoast Black Theatre Group while planning their visit to Sarasota Jungle Garden.

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  • We love this place! My family and extended family have been going there for more than 30 years. They have great shows and you can be close (within safe limits) to the animals. It has an informality that invites exploration. The staff we've interacted with have always been so excited and passionate about animals that it carries over to our own and our children's exploration. A truly hidden gem. If you go at the right time, it won't be crowded either. We love it.

  • You pay to feed the flamingos -- which is awesome! My daughter was more than satisfied with her "animal zoo" experience. We fed the beautiful flamingos, some baby ducks and some turtles. If you like gardens, you'll love this place as well -- tons of nice walkways to enjoy. We also enjoyed holding the macaws and other birds. Not only would I recommend visiting this attraction, as a resident, I'll be going back! Where else could you to hand feed and interact with flamingos!

  • There are so many paths through lush vegetation, with lots of animals and birds to stop and look at. We found here that there is always something new to learn about Florida wildlife, even though we've been to Florida parks for years. The shows there were good too with good information. Admission price is reasonable.

  • I fed a flamingo from my hand. That should be enough said right there. But it was the cutest little animal preserve I've been to in Florida so far. They take good care of the animals and the shows were perfect. Very informative staff with great attitudes and the grounds were kept perfect. This is a wonderful place to visit. We have small children and they loved it. Plenty of shade so you're not walking around in the blistering sun like some preservation places we've been to. Would recommend to anyone. Again fed an flamingo from my hand

  • This place is a little gem. Loved it! Feeding the flamingos was a lot of fun! There are a lot of people feeding them at one time so it's probably unnecessary to buy the large bag of food. Just get the handfuls for 25¢. Loved it and the people are great!!

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