Living in St. Petersburg is some kind of wonderful. Since official records began, St. Petersburg has never seen a temperature over 100 degrees. Plumeria grows along the walkways and streets, making it feel a little like paradise.
Maybe that’s because it is.
So when you’re hankering for a little exercise and fancy a walk, make sure to keep on the lookout for the stunning plants in a few of these equally stunning locations.
The Florida Botanical Gardens
Free to the public, the Florida Botanical Gardens are a great place to take in the flora of our great state. Sprawling over 100 acres, this is a place where you can walk as much or as little as you like. You can even bring your pets! Just make sure they’re leashed.
As you meander through the many themed gardens, you’ll be able to see cactus and succulents, herbs, native plants, and more. Marlberry, firebush, sugarberry, and Stokes’ aster are some of the Florida natives, and you can even see topiaries and tropical fruits like pineapple!
Walks Around Your Assisted Living Facility in St. Petersburg, FL
Of course, your assisted living facility in St. Petersburg, FL, will have areas to enjoy our local St. Petersburg fauna. Just getting outside to take in a little fresh air in the early morning or enjoy the sunset is a good opportunity to see a beautiful flower that perhaps wasn’t there yesterday.
Isn’t it great to know that you don’t need to go anywhere to enjoy the beauty of living in St. Petersburg? Florida’s stunning plants and flowers are right outside your door.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
If you take a little excursion to this 245-acre preserve, you’ll be treated to some amazing spectacles of flora and fauna. Since the land was originally set aside to be developed as a zoo, it is naturally special. Situated along Lake Maggiore, the preserve features natural habitats so you can see how nature’s creatures do “independent living” in the wild.
Sawgrass Lake Park
If you just fancy a simple, short walk, Sawgrass is a great place to do it. This maple swamp conservation park is a nice place to walk your pets if you have any — but make sure you watch out for the gators.
Situated on four well-established acres in the Old Northeast neighborhood in St. Petersburg, the Sunken Gardens have been around for more than 100 years. You’ll see Chilean flamingos, water lilies, royal palms, and 500 other species of stunning tropical plants.
Since the garden has been around for so long, it’s not only a great little piece of history but also a great place to see some rather large examples of the florae that have been cultivated for so long. This garden is a rare treat.
Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum
If you want a rare walk in the sunset, there may not be a better alternative than the Gizella Kopsick Palm Arboretum. Situated along the beach in the Bay, the breezes are calm, and so is the water along these clean, well-maintained paths.
You may even get a few ideas about plants to start and keep in your own rooms. And since it’s so close to downtown St. Pete, the arboretum is a fantastic place to people-watch, make new friends, or meet up with old ones.
Walking in St. Petersburg Is an Adventure!
The key to getting the most out of life is getting out there and living it. Finding an excuse to “get out of the house” can be as simple as taking a walk among the stellar plants and blooms found all around St. Petersburg.