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Address: 1670 10th Way, Sarasota, FL 34236-4111
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Whimsical garden

The Children's Garden is a great place to spend a few hours with children. It's a whimsical garden which offers different settings for the kids to play with: an octopus shaped big... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 July 2016
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Tampa, Florida
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

This is a nice place, like nothing else I've ever seen. It is ideal for a photoshoot. I took my daughter there 3 years ago when she was 3 years old and recently visited with our younger daughter now age 3 also. We found a swarm of mosquitos in the entrance area (wear sunscreen BEFORE you enter or leave the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We recently moved to the area and we were looking for things to do. The Children's Garden was a great place for my daughter's imagination to run wild. Lots of dress up clothes, fairy gardens and pirate ships to sail all outdoors. What a fun creative place.

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

The Children's Garden is a great place to spend a few hours with children. It's a whimsical garden which offers different settings for the kids to play with: an octopus shaped big sand box, a suspended bridge & a tunnel slide, a maze garden, hobbit village, a rainforest garden...just to name a few! And all of this is under the... More 

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Bradenton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My niece had her birthday party here back in January of this year and I had no idea what to expect but upon entering the gardens I was blown away. It is an absolutely beautiful garden with several different themes throughout. A great way to spend a couple hours with children. A rope swing among a tower of old painted... More 

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missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Very unique place to play. Way too pricey. Do not waste your $ on this place! For me & my son $20! Adult cost was like $16...for what!!!??? To sit & watch my son run around through weeds? No thanks, never again!

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

We visited yesterday and we quite impressed. She has a senior rate of only $9 to visit. It's hidden away and the perfect age for children 2-6 to be out in nature, and use their imaginations in the play spaces (like the pirate ship, the tire mountain, maze, etc.) Joan Marie was so creative and thoughtful planning this garden for... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This place is so magical for small children. Like a fairyland. Hidden away in a section of town called Gillispie Park. Spend a few hours here with your children or grandchildren and make their day.

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Thank Russet C
Sarasota, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

It is a nice way to while away an hour or so with the kids. It is a little dirty and not well maintained, but the kids don't notice that. My grands liked clilmbing the tire mountain and exploring the bridge into the jungle and over the pond.

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LaFayette, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

I would have been disappointed at full price, cause it's basically the back yard of a very ingenious person. But with the Groupon discount, it was a blast. I'd love to have a birthday party for the grandkids, here. They didn't want to leave. We stayed til closing. There's a library. You can just sit and read to the kids.... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

This is a lovely garden experience for the younger children, I took my 8 & 6 yr old grandchildren (boys) and it did not hold their attention we were in and out in 30 mins but for the very younger it is great.

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