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A must see with loved ones. My wife and I enjoyed the view and quiet time. Beautiful garden's with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tallahassee, Florida
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Smack in town, very convenient. Good opportunity to get out and stretch, enjoy nature, etc. Gardens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jim G
Lakeland, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see with loved ones. My wife and I enjoyed the view and quiet time. Beautiful garden's with the lake is just breath taking. So beautiful and peaceful. After a busy work week enjoy Saturday or Sunday with Mackey Gardens.

Thank pjroberts73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smack in town, very convenient. Good opportunity to get out and stretch, enjoy nature, etc. Gardens are best in spring, namesake home open January - April. But don’t overlook this state park at any time of the year. Very nice trails for walking, trail bikes,...More

Thank Jim G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy beautiful gardens overlooking Lake Hall via charming brick walkways. Find the secret garden. Relax on the lawn of the family cottage. Swim, crew, fish or kayak in the lake. Walk forest paths from Maclay Gardens to Lake Jackson. This is an amazing sanctuary to...More

Thank SHenderson850
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Visited Maclay Gardens while in town for a business trip. While the peak azalea bloom had unfortunately passed (I visited in mid April), it was still a great place to walk around and bird watch. I also visited the house, and had an interesting talk...More

2  Thank J_from_NY
Reviewed 18 May 2018

I've been here several times in different seasons and have enjoyed it every time. There is always something in bloom and birds and wildlife to see. The trails meander through planted gardens and natural areas. There are stone paths or you can go off the...More

1  Thank Janna64
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately, we visited when most of the flowering plants were all done including the Camellias and the Magnolias. But the grounds are still lovely and we enjoyed walking through them. We had a dog and could not walk with her in the Garden area. But...More

2  Thank Dennis O. J
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on last day of March. Extra entrance fee because of blooming season, but there weren't a lot of blooms. Still, it's a lovely, quiet garden, a great escape from the city. Lots of young people/lovers and families visiting.

1  Thank wangsneg
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful! I arrived as the azaleas were beginning to bloom. Walk on the stone paths or grassy trails and discover hidden gems like the Secret garden or the reflection pool. Educational as well as relaxing.

Thank Mmejt
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with lots of nice walking trails. The kids enjoyed the playground with great picnic areas!

Thank Kelseyk32
Reviewed 13 March 2018

We visited on our recent trip to Tallahassee, and took a walk in the Gardens and state park. The camellias and azaleas were pretty although I thought we would see more bulb flowers in bloom. The admission fee was $6 but worth it for a...More

Thank Carly M
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Response from Candace M | Reviewed this property |
The website states: "Many brides and grooms get married in the beautiful gardens at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. For information about weddings in the Gardens, please call." Just google "Maclay Gardens - Weddings... More
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Response from HappyTracys | Reviewed this property |
Yes, My husband takes the kids fishing there for fun.