Sarasota Jungle Gardens
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a beautiful botanical garden located in Sarasota, Florida. The gardens feature a variety of plants and trees from all over the world, as well as a variety of animal exhibits. Visitors can enjoy a stroll through the gardens, or take a guided tour of the animal exhibits. There is also a gift shop on-site where visitors can purchase souvenirs. Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a great place to spend a day with family or friends, and it’s also a great place for photography enthusiasts.
The family-owned and operated Sarasota Jungle Gardens is a popular attraction that’s beloved by generations. With big dreams to fulfill, they work hard every day for the good of their local community as well as visitors from around Florida or even internationally! They educate children (and those young at heart) with naturalistic interactions where they can get up close and personal with nature.
Imagine being surrounded by exotic animals as you explore 10 acres of lush tropical landscaping. You may spot dozens or even hundreds in your travels, from birds-of-prey to monkeys and macaws! Every creature at Sarasota Jungle Gardens has found safety here. Many have been donated for their preservation. Some popular residents include pink flamingos who can sometimes be spotted near water sources within the preserve while other less colorful species make residence across all areas including forests lined with bamboo trees.
The flamingos are a tourist attraction in themselves. Their long legs and pink color make them famous all over the world, with visitors from near as well as far coming just to see these birds up close for themselves! You may even come across one who will greet you personally. They’re not shy at all!
Some notable features include daily bird and reptile shows that are as educational as they’re entertaining! The after-show question and answer time gives you an opportunity for someone on one with these animals while also allowing your child or grandchild plenty of interactive fun.
Sarasota Jungle Gardens is open 363 days a year from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. They are located at 3701 Bay Shore Road in Sarasota, Florida, about an hour’s drive from Tampa. Parking is also free which is a plus. There’s something for everyone at Sarasota Jungle Gardens!