I just happened to find this on YouTube and I thought it was really cool to see. Look at the water.
These pictures were taken during the CFPACS summer field trip.
When you pull into the parking lot, this is the entrance that greets you:
The gazebo and sign showing the multiple paths:
Plants in this area are available in exchange for a donation to the gardens:
Around the bend starts the Florida Hammock Trail:
By Eric in Orlando
Saturday I visited Mackay Gardens in Lake Alfred, FL, about 60 miles south of Orlando. It is the former estate of Alexander Mackay, a Scottish businessman. He had a house built in 1915 and hired John Morley, a British botanist to design the gardens. Morley was friends with David Fairchild and DF. would send him plants to try out.
There are some old palms there one specimen really intrigued me. It looks like a Sabal palmetto but the inflorescences extend beyond the foliage. There is a tall mature Sabal yapa on the grounds not real far away. Could this palm be a hybrid between S. palmetto and S. yapa?
By Tracy S
Mounts Botanical Gardens is hosting the spring event Plant-A-Palooza on April 27th from 9 am to 4pm and April 2th from 9 am to 3pm. There will be over 80 vendors throughout the garden. Rare and exotic plants, trees shrubs will be available as will as garden themed art items.
Event admission is $10 for non members or free for members.
This is always a great event with lots of cool plants.
I recently went to this state park and wanted to share some of the sights here. It was an enjoyable day trip, didn't cost much, and mixed just enough native, untouched Florida with some nice landscaping. If you would like to visit yourself, you can get more information here: https://www.floridastateparks.org/parks-and-trails/ravine-gardens-state-park
The courtyard at the entrance:
Rock garden at the Civic Center:
Bismarckia and large podocarpus:
Sagos near the Civic Center: