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Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden

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Address: 2107 University Dr., Nacogdoches, TX 75962
Phone Number: 936-468-1832
Description: Take a guided tour through the eight acres of display gardens including...
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.
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Great garden not only for azaleas but other flowering plants as well. And... it is free.

Only downer was that the azaleas were not all in full bloom. Two weeks later would have been perfect. The selection of plants (with many identification signs) is above the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Houston, United States
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Houston, United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Only downer was that the azaleas were not all in full bloom. Two weeks later would have been perfect. The selection of plants (with many identification signs) is above the average. Blooms would be available thought summer and Fall. So, visit anytime.

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Oxford, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

Very beautiful walk in the garden. There's more here to see than you can do in a day. Better to do by bicycle. These gardens are just amazing. Love to visit here

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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a lovely azalea garden with convenient parking. Great place to take photos. Best time to visit is in late March/ early April - check current weather conditions so you can hit the maximum blooming cycle of the azaleas. The weather patterns really affect the blooming cycle. Garden has a lovely curved bridge that makes a picturesque setting for... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I guess I went after most of the flowers had bloomed and died down. I was not pleased. I will go back earlier next time. if you just want to go for a stroll it's a good place to go.

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Spring, Texas, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Not the best time for blooms but lovely area and wonderful walking area at SFA college campus which is just lovely

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Willis, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Nacogdoches has a number of gardens and walking trails, of which this is one of the nicest. Even in November, Encore azaleas were in bloom as well as camellias. Once the temperature drops a bit more, I understand the Japanese maples will be in full color. It will be worth another trip to Nacogdoches in spring to see the color... More 

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Jax, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Spring time would be the most ideal time to visit this lovely wooded, path-filled azalea Garden, to see the flowers in bloom. While we visited in October, and not much was blooming, the tall pine , and well maintained walkways, provided a pleasant place to spend some time. Parking is free and located at the entrance. It isn't a large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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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
5 helpful votes 5 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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