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Eden Gardens State Park

Address: 181 Eden Gardens Road, Point Washington, FL 32454
Phone Number: 850-231-4214
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Formerly the estate of the William Henry Wesley family, this lovely park features the Wesley...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, State Parks, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Formerly the estate of the William Henry Wesley family, this lovely park features the Wesley mansion, manicured lawns and moss-draped gardens.
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California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

There are beautiful trees surrounding the house. It is very quite and a great break form all the coastal development, strip malls etc. We didn't check the schedule so didn't realize the house is closed, no tours Tuesday and Wednesday. There are some trails all flat. This is a place for a gentle walk not a hike. We saw mushrooms,... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We enjoyed walking around the grounds, seeing the majestic oaks covered in Spanish moss, and watching the silver mullets leaping out of the water of the bayou. We didn't take the house tour, but the grounds by thenselves are worth the recommended $4 charge per car.

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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Beautiful gardens, sprawling grounds, magnificent huge ancient oaks, lovely mansion, all on a tranquil bayou. Our family has enjoyed this place for years and are always amazed that so few beach going vacationers ever set foot there. Just 6 miles separate the bayou and the Gulf, but they seem worlds apart. (Only fee is State Park entry - worth every... More 

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Seagrove Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Love Eden Gardens and Big Trees and the bay to enjoy. Have a picnic or stroll the roses and go inside the old house. I loved the trees.

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Burlington, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Not far from the bustling Gulf Shore beaches is the secluded Eden Gardens State Park. Having visited a few years back for a peaceful respite, the charm and tranquility remain. A recommended donation of $4 goes to help maintain the mansion and grounds. From the shaded drive, a pathway leads to the Wesley House, which offers guided tours of its... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

On an unusually cold November Florida day, we stopped at Eden gardens state park. We saw the signs from us98 and followed them right to the park. We debated if it was worth the 4 dollars to enter and figured house would be closed. Took the chance and was so glad. House was open for tours and heated. Excellent tour... More 

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We walked the grounds of this lovely house and admired the view of the lake. Tours weren't available on the day we visited, but we didn't mind. (You can peek in the windows.) There's a long nature trail, and we were delighted to find gorgeous patches of reindeer moss, something I've never seen before. Note: Don't trust your GPS to... More 

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Freeport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Eden Gardens and the Wesley House, in its understated beauty and grandeur, are not to be missed! This is “Old Florida” in High Style! This 1895 mansion, renovated in Classic Revival is gorgeous and so well preserved. The moss-draped live oaks and beautiful gardens create an excellent backdrop for perfect photos and weddings. There’s an honor box at $4 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were at this park Friday for our friends wedding and I have to say, it was absolutely breath-taking! The trees are gorgeous and the area is so peaceful. Perfect location for a garden wedding!

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Gordonsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This place is absolutely gorgeous. While we were there a couple were having a wedding under the 600 yr old tree called the wedding tree. You can take a tour of the Wesley house. It is beautiful and has been taken care of. Gorgeous furnishings. There are bathrooms and a waterfountain. Small butterly garden, beautiful rose garden and an azalea... More 

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