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Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens

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Address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32119
Phone Number: 386-767-1735
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Description: Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and...
Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a reconstructed sugar mill and statues of dinosaurs.
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Great little Botanical Gardens!

Great little Botanical Gardens in Port Orange, FL... off the beaten path on Herbert St. Site of a former sugar plantation, Sugar Mills is a nice little visit with about 1/2 mile... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Port Orange, Florida
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Port Orange, Florida
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168 reviews 168 reviews
43 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Great little Botanical Gardens in Port Orange, FL... off the beaten path on Herbert St. Site of a former sugar plantation, Sugar Mills is a nice little visit with about 1/2 mile of nature trails and a number of interesting plants and the like. Some of the buildings from the original mill are preserved, and there is a "prehistoric" theme... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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36 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I am so glad that someone felt that this was worth taking care of. This historical sugar mill is very well cared for, the history is very interesting to read. The botanical gardens were very nice. We were there on the off season, but still enjoyed the local plants and trees. This was a really nice garden to visit.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Loved this historical site. While the gardens were not blooming and birds were rare, (due to the time of year), this is still a lovely place to stroll through. Loved the layout of the gardens. It obviously has volunteers who have spent time enhancing the walking paths. The sugar mill historical markers and equipment were very interesting. Restoration should continue... More 

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Conyers, GA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When you go here, you get to visit a Historical Site (sugar mill), see old statues (left from Bongoland Amusement park) and see flora and fauna from Florida. I only got to see part of it due to the rain, but I saw most of it. Enjoyed seeing the dinosaurs left from Bongo land and the sugar mill in particular.... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I found the ruins of the old sugar mill to be pretty impressive with the enormous machinery and vats still there that they used to process the sugar cane way back then. You can then walk the grounds of the gardens and check out all the different kinds of plants and also the dinosaur statues that are still there from... More 

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Deerfield Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Take your time strolling through this peaceful (hidden) paradise of Floridian indigenous plants that surround the remains of an old sugar mill. Learn a bit about how the ownership changed hands (quite a few times,) as well as the many changes for the intended use of the property. It's a worth while stop to see if you are in the... More 

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TN
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Even in the winter, worth a stop. Beautiful twisted oaks and Spanish moss, lots of 'surprises' in the way of hidden dinosaur statues, great photo ops. Definitely worth a look and is free.

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South Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

These free gardens are well worth seeing. They have beautiful palm trees, exotic flowers and nice walk ways. They also have statues of dinasaurs. You can tour an exhibition of the old sugar milk where they actually made the sugar from sugar cane.

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Palm Coast, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A beautiful area full of volunteer workers hard labor and love for plants and flowers. The site is historical and interesting to see. Well worth a trip with the family and bring your camera. Plenty of scenic areas to take pics. Also, a small area for weddings is available on site. Bring your bug spray as the mosquitoes come out... More 

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Salt Springs, Florida
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244 reviews 244 reviews
45 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of history and beautiful gardens the cost is free and you can walk at your own pace this is a nice place to sit and relax

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