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Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

2107 University Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75962
936-468-1832
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Nacogdoches
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Take a guided tour through the eight acres of display gardens including azaleas, camellias and Japanese maples. This garden comprises over 7,000... more » Owner description: Take a guided tour through the eight acres of display gardens including azaleas, camellias and Japanese maples. This garden comprises over 7,000 azaleas from 500 named varieties. Restroom facilities available at the SFA Ag Building, recommended group stop there first before touring azalea garden. « less
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

After a relaxing lunch this is the perfect spot to work off any naughty selections while being outdoors. This garden is chalked full of benches to stop and rest. Or swinging benches for a stroll down memory lane. It is free & gorgeous!

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is definitely worth a stroll when everything is in bloom. As do most locals, we love to take our boys and get pictures taken. It's a lovely place and growing every year.

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Huffman, Texas
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the history of the garden and about the names and origins of each of the plants. In spite of the rain that began while our group was touring the garden, we all expressed enjoyment of the garden tour and appreciation of the beauty encompassed there.

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Crowley
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

My husband and I took a road trip to Nacogdoches to see the spring azaleas after seeing a listing in our AAA magazine. We skipped the "official" Azalea Festival since the blooms were running about two weeks behind their normal schedule due to late winter freezes. The wait paid off! While we saw azaleas throughout the town, the Ruby Mize... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Wonderful last week of March 2014. Worth a trip to see the great variety of flowers and flowering trees. The azaleas bloomed later in 2014 than usual, so we were happy we finally got to see them.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Here in time to see a riot of azaleas in full bloom. Such a variety of color and specimens. Peaceful and so nice to stroll through. Picture worthy. All this and at no charge.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This garden is exquisite even as the azaleas were late blooming due to the cold weather. Lovely to walk the trails and smell the fragrances of deep East Texas at its best. Thomas Kinkaide, the Painter of Light, had nothing on these scenes of light filtering through the varied-colored green leaves and the reds of the Japanese maples. A perfect... More

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Absolutely gorgeous when all the azaleas are blooming in the spring. Can't recommend it highly enough....but make sure you check with the SFA Gardens folks before you visit because the azalea bloom dates vary from year to year depending on the length and severity of the winter weather. You will have about a two-week period when the viewing is best.

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Absolutely beautiful in the spring and they keep adding to it. A beautiful spot for photographs! Try to visit before spring winds destroy the majority of the beautiful flowers.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The trails are nice and clean. Some azaleas were still blooming but we went in the "off season". There is an emergency station where a person may call for help if needed. Benches are provided for rests. I want to come back in the spring.

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