Palma Sola Botanical Park

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Palma Sola Botanical Park
TypeBotanical garden
LocationPalma Sola, Florida
Coordinates27°30′49″N 82°39′36″W / 27.5135°N 82.6600°W / 27.5135; -82.6600Coordinates: 27°30′49″N 82°39′36″W / 27.5135°N 82.6600°W / 27.5135; -82.6600
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
WebsitePalma Sola Botanical Park

Palma Sola Botanical Park is a botanical garden located at 9800 17th Avenue N.W. Bradenton, Florida, United States; the park showcases collections of rare palms, fruits, and flowering trees, as well as three lakes, a butterfly garden, gazebo, pavilion, and playground. It is open daily without charge.

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The park began in 1990 when a group organized to save the Manatee County palm nursery by turning it into a botanical garden. In 1993 a non-profit foundation was formed, which in 1996 agreed with Manatee County Government to establish the Palma Sola Botanical Park. Today's park is a joint venture between the Manatee County parks department and the nonprofit Palma Sola Botanical Park Foundation.

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