Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota

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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
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About Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota

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
  • Hungry Howie’s
  • Burger King
  • Subway

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Things to Know Before Visiting Sarasota Jungle Garden

  • 63.48% of people who visit Sarasota include Sarasota Jungle Garden in their plan

  • 48.45% of people start their Sarasota Jungle Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

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

People normally club together Asolo Repertory Theatre and Westcoast Black Theatre Group while planning their visit to Sarasota Jungle Garden.

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Sarasota Jungle Garden, Sarasota Reviews

  • I am 78 years old and went alone. I had a wonderful time . I only saw about 1/3 of it and loved it. I use a cane and the walkways are wide and easy to navigate the signs and maps are excellent. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The flamingos were beautiful and many ate the purchased food pellets right from my hand. All the children especially loved to interact with the flamingos. I will definitely go again to see the rest of the gardens and all the other animals.

  • It appears to have been there for a while. The staff do a lot with this modest property. We saw three informative shows (reptiles, parrots, and raptors), had a lot of fun feeding flamingos (they eat off your hand), and fed young alligators. There is a small restaurant with kids food sandwiches and wraps, salads, coffee, and other snacks. And the gift shop is quite big and new looking with a wide variety of items. Good for families, art students, and the young and adventurous at heart.

  • For a small zoological park, Sarasota Jungle Gardens has quaint Florida charm with happy animals. Normally zoos depress me, but the habitats at the Jungle Gardens were clean and the animals seemed well cared for with lots of opportunity to interact with visitors and their enclosure-mates. The best parts for me was hand feeding the Flamingos and watching kids jump with excitement at the chance to meet some reptiles. It is as a great way to spend an afternoon.

  • Bring your walking shoes. The paths are very nice brick and they feel like they go on for miles. The birds and animals appear to be happy and well taken care of. Very informative shows and opportunities to interact with many other animals. A perfect place to bring your kids.

  • Nice place to take kids to. One star off due to the reptile house being closed during our visit but no signs posted about this anywhere at entry or prior to walking up to the reptile house. Otherwise lots to see, interactive petting area with goats and pot bellied pigs, you actually get to walk into the pen with them. Turtle feeding area, flamingo feeding area, reptile and bird shows for the kids. All in all a great place for a 2-3 hour outing, and not so big that you get annoyed walking from area to area on a hot day.

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