We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park

3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309
(904) 487-4556
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Tallahassee
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Hiking Trails, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Parks
32 visitor photos
Write a Review

117 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    73
    35
    5
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Apple Valley, Minnesota
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This garden, which is convenient to the freeway has always been under utilized when I've been there. This makes for a peaceful experience to walk among the azaleas and other plants.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Albany, Georgia
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The walk through the gardens is very nice. Everything is kept very nicely groomed. Lots of beautiful foliage. Did not get to go through the house because it is only open for tours for part of the year. But, still worth the stop. Glad we stopped in during our shopping trip to Tallahassee. Recommended to all, like us, who typically... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bonnybridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This garden is a fairly small attraction, you will not spend any more than a couple of hours visiting. The house is open for a tour between January until April. There is a large lake that you can sit by. the gardens are clean and tidy with restrooms around the park, there are also drinking fountains around the garden as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wow what a day! We saw this lake on google map and had to get there They have everything ! And the water are sooooo clear We are in the middle of a road trip across the us so we just stopped at the store got some meat and had the best bbq day ever Very clean very quiet Go... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wales, UK
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Plenty of benches. some covered, for picnicking. Facilities to bbq. The water is sectioned off for swimming. The grounds are extremely pretty and clean and there are rest rooms available. Plenty of space for children to run around. We had a lovely day there.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

During our trips to Tallahassee each year we always make time to visit the Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park. There are always a variety of trees, bushes and flowers in bloom. The Secret Garden is one of our favorites as well as the gated garden and reflecting pool. It is a wonderful place to walk and see nature at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
FERNANDINA BEACH
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Nicely wooded park plentiful in magnolias and shade. The lake was high due to recent rain. Benches at decent intervals for those of us that creak. The park seems to be popular for wedding photos.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Suffield, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This garden is a beautiful place. It's perfect for an afternoon walk, smell the flowers and a beautiful place to take some amazing photographs. There are several places to sit and enjoy the sights around including a nice place by the lake. There are also several places to grab some water to drink, which was much appreciated on a hot... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This Garden is HUGE, and extremely well maintained. I have visited this place many time in the last few years. Each time has been great. It is extremely peaceful, and a great place to have a picnic. There is a place where you can sit and look out over a lake, and the chairs are actually comfortable. There are birds,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Blackpool, United Kingdom
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Beautiful gardens, very well landscaped and maintained. Peaceful, tranquil place on the outskirts of Tallahassee. We spent a lovely afternoon wandering round the gardens and hiking trails. Lots of birds to see too. The house is only open jan-April but well worth going in if you can.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park also viewed

 
Tallahassee, Florida Panhandle
Tallahassee, Florida Panhandle
 

Been to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing