Florida Gardens

Florida’s wide variety of beautiful plants and yearlong warm sunny days make it the perfect setting for gardens of all kinds. These gardens can be amazing places for family picnics, wedding ceremonies, and many other events. They can be found all around Florida and may vary based on the plants that grow best in each particular place. Some gardens stand on their own, others are connected to museums or animal attractions.

The Bok Tower Gardens makes for the perfect day trip on a bright and sunny Florida day. Not only are there 250 acres of gardens to enjoy, there is also the stunning Bok Tower, also known as the Singing Tower. This tower is definitely the highlight of the grounds, with it's beautiful architecture and ringing carillon bells throughout the day. The structure started construction in 1927 and finished in 1929 and has since been standing tall and ringing its bells proudly. The grounds are perfect for an afternoon picnic and as long as you clean up after them, dogs are allowed in most parts of the historical area. 

Bok Tower

If botany is your thing or you just enjoy gazing at an alluring garden, Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens is your place to be. This is one of Florida's most beautiful botanical gardens and one that is sure to leave you breathless. It was founded by Dr. Raymond Webber in 1991 when he purchased an old retired lime rock quarry that he gradually turned into the most luxurious botanical garden that Florida has ever seen. Enjoy viewing over 100 species of plants and flowers or the vast array of wildlife that you will encounter through the trails. Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens also contains a number of domesticated animals such as pheasants, a swan, a 100 pound catfish, cats, a squirrel, and much more. 

Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is the perfect place to experience the natural environment of the keys. It serves as an arboretum, botanical garden, wildlife refuge, and education center. As the only "frost-free" botanical garden in the US, it is the perfect place for many plants to flourish year-round.

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

Mead Garden is a beautiful place to visit if you have to kill a few hours. There are lovely plants to enjoy as well as a pond with all kinds of wildlife to watch. Be sure to check out the butterfly garden here for an extra treat!

The Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens has a rich history and vibrant environment. Come enjoy the abundant plant life and breathtaking scenery overlooking the greenery and fountain. There are all sorts of events and occasions held here, like language classes, church services, art showings, and ladybug launches to get children excited about plant life. The indoor pavilion and pier can even be used to hold wedding ceremonies, receptions, and more.

Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens