University of South Florida Botanical Gardens

Featuring 10 acres of native and exotic gardens and displays in a natural setting. Collections include palms, carnivorous plants, tropical and subtropical trees and shrubs, orchids, begonias, butterfly and herb gardens as well as many plant and animal species found in Florida's upland and wetland habitats. Enjoy strolling through a tropical shade garden, relaxing by the 20-acre Lake Behnke. Shop the best selection of gardening books and unusual plants in the Plant Shop.




Average Visit Time

1 - 2 hours

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Hours of Operation

Dates closed: Major Holidays; day before special events for set up, Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Sun. noon - 4 p.m.