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“A Secret Garden!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hollis Garden

Hollis Garden
702 E. Orange Street, Lakeland, FL 33801
(863) 834-6035
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Ranked #2 of 43 things to do in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Botanical garden
Orlando, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Secret Garden!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I loved this small yet regal lakefront botanical! This not well known garden is located just steps from Lakeland's historic district. The garden is Mediterranean inspired, with its columns, sculptures fountains and manicured foliage. There are also plenty of flowers to appreciate.
In addition, there is a pretty reception venue adjacent to the gardens that make Hollis Garden as excellent wedding venue.
Especially since it's a lot more affordable than other comparable venues in the area.
By the way:
The garden is free to enter and has classical music playing in the background. To further ad to the ambiance.
There is a great playground for the little ones and close by as well as restaurants. So there is something for everyone here if you bring the family. I hope you enjoy!

Visited August 2014
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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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68 reviews 68 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“handicapped entrance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took our 90 yr old mom it was beautiful but a ramp would have been nice for her walker. We loved the layout of the garden, very pretty.

Visited August 2014
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Lakeland, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

great place to take pictures. beautiful plants. Wish it was open for longer time periods. Has a nice park and lake attached to it as well.

Visited December 2013
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Lakeland, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Breakfast Getaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I really enjoy going over to Hollis Gardens to walk around, people watch and have a wonderful out door breakfast. The view is nice, service is friendly and the food is good. A perfect way to start the day.

Visited April 2014
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great place to go read a book, while surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers (even though you're right near a highway), it's an escape. Also a great place for a date, picnic, wedding, homecoming/prom photos, etc. Even in Winter, the trees and greenery are still very pretty, but Spring and Summer are the most colorful times. Such a perfect spot for this, right next to Lake Mirror and Downtown.

Visited April 2014
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