Sunken Gardens is St. Petersburg's oldest living museum. It is 100 years old, which means some of the plants here are amongst the oldest in the area. The land was originally owned by a gentleman who was a plumber by trade but he loved to garden. His gardens were so beautiful, people paid a nickle to visit them. His family kept up this tradition for three generations and in 1999 the city bought the land to preserve it and further his vision. It has been a community effort to maintain this project and there is now a children's museum alongside the gardens.
It was as lovely as we had hoped it would be. There were beautiful gardens of course. According to their literature, there are over 50,000 tropical plants and flowers.