Botanical Gardens

Butterflies, Blooms & Birds- Tampa’s Eureka Springs

Looking for something to do in the Tampa area? Do you love Flowers? How about Butterflies? Or are you just looking for a safe outdoors outing for yourself or the family? Better yet, these days, do you need to get the family out of the house, but you are on a tight budget? Oh wait, I got one better, do you need a beautiful outdoor setting to impress a sweetheart, perhaps? (Don’t mind me, I just love the romantic settings )

If your answer was yes to any of these questions, then let me tell you about Eureka Springs. Or how about I show you a little first, with some pictures that John and I took on our visit.

Eureka Springs is a 31 Acre park maintained by Hillsborough County, and it is the only botanical garden in the Hillsborough county parks system. The land was donated in 1967 by botanist and traveler Alber Grensburg, who first established the botanical garden back in 1938.

Visitors can stroll through the gardens and enjoy all varieties of tropical greenery, flowers, roses, water lilies, and air plants.

Enjoy a walk through even more magnificent beauty in the park’s greenhouse and then afterward, wind through a lush flood plain forest of cypress trees and natural Florida wonders.

The park also features picnic tables, an enclosed rental pavilion, and a picturesque pergola ideal for weddings.

Eureka Springs Conservation Park is located at 6400 Eureka Springs Road in Tampa. Admission is only $2.00 per carload of up to 8 people. (You can’t find a better bargain than that.) Hours are Monday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, and on the weekends 8 am to 6 pm.

Leashed dogs are welcome in the gardens, but they are not permitted on the boardwalk. Bicycles are also not permitted on the boardwalk.

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