Fodor's Expert Review Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

Tallahassee House/Mansion/Villa

Starting in December, the grounds at this 1,200-acre estate are afire with azaleas, dogwood, Oriental magnolias, spring bulbs of tulips and irises, banana shrubs, honeysuckle, silverbell trees, pansies, and camellias. Allow half a day to wander past the reflecting pool into the tiny walled garden and around the lakes and woodlands. The Maclay residence (open January through April) is furnished as it was in the 1920s; picnic areas, gardens, and swimming and boating facilities are open to the public.

House/Mansion/Villa Park (National/State/Provincial)

Quick Facts

3540 Thomasville Rd.
Tallahassee, Florida  32309, USA

850-487–4556

www.floridastateparks.org/maclaygardens

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: $6 per vehicle, up to 8 people; garden extra $6 per person Jan.–Apr. (blooming season), free rest of year

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