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From Sinkhole to Lush Garden: Visiting St. Pete’s Historic Sunken Gardens

More than 100 years ago, in 1903 a plumber with a love of gardening purchased four acres of land with a sunken freshwater lake. The lake was the result of an old sinkhole. With that purchase, he began one of Florida’s oldest roadside attractions.

Sunken Gardens Water

George Turner Sr. quickly drained the lake to create his own private garden. However, the…

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