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Palma Sola Botanical Garden

9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209-8153
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Don’t waste your time!

I am an avid gardener, as well as someone who loves to visit gardens/ arboretums, and have looked... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
B C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Lovely peaceful place to visit

We enjoyed strolling through the garden and sitting by the pond on the wooden swing in the shady... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CazilleFamily
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Bradenton, Florida
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9800 17th Ave NW, Bradenton, FL 34209-8153
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am an avid gardener, as well as someone who loves to visit gardens/ arboretums, and have looked forward to visiting these gardens for a few years. We finally made it there this week and I was so disappointed. The trails aren’t laid out well,...More

Thank B C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed strolling through the garden and sitting by the pond on the wooden swing in the shady gazebo. A large variety of succulents, fruit trees & more. There are also a nice variety of birds such as heron, cormorants, ibis & woodpeckers. Plenty of...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The variety of fruit trees is impressive. Our volunteer guide was well informed. A nice place se see flora and relax!

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

This is a rather small botanical garden but had a nice variety of plants. There were lots of fruit bearing trees, it was fun to see starfruit growing on a tree. There is a nice succulent garden. Many many signs tell you what you are...More

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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Worth a walk around and see the fruit trees. Even a key lime tree. Free admission By Robinson preserve

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

When we visited it appeared to have suffered from the effects of recent bad weather. The plants & trees looked a bit worse for wear and there were dead fish floating on the pond. We managed to spot a couple of hawks & dragonflies and...More

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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick stroll after visiting De Soto National Park. We were disappointed to learn that the gardens had been struck by a tornado. There was a lot of destruction evident to the fauna and flora. You could tell much work was...More

1  Thank Marlene152
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Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Small, quiet botanical garden at end of a residential area in Bradenton. A good place to walk along paths and see beautiful tropical and exotic plants. A nice place to picnic with family and friends and it's free to the public. Best to visit a...More

Thank KK1951
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Beautiful garden although it was rather small in the fall of 2017. We had an event in the inside hall and it was nice and beautiful.

1  Thank Yelena C
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

This place isn't that big or fancy, but I like to visit a couple of times a year to enjoy the peaceful shady atmosphere. Sometimes we bring a picnic to eat at the picnic tables. It's a nice place to hold weddings and birthday parties...More

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Response from mamabearb14 | Reviewed this property |
It is free to visit but there are rental fees if you are looking to use it as a venue with a few different options. Rentals are done through Manatee County so if you look on their website you should find it.
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