Hollis Garden
Hollis Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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wyles_pa
Fullerton, PA76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
You cannot go wrong while in Lakeland if you take a stroll through the gardens. Spectacular flowers, trees, and sculptures. The background music simply adds to the beauty of the gardens. Afterwards take a leisurely walk around the lake to photograph the turtles, birds and other wildlife.
Written April 28, 2022
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Karen C
Winter Haven, FL219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Set in downtown Lakeland, it is an oasis amongst the high rise buildings. It is a lovely garden with a beautiful lake setting. There are many places to sit and relax with beautiful flowers all around. After a stroll through, we walked around Lake Mirror and enjoyed the birds and surrounding architecture. A wonderful place to explore.
Written April 28, 2022
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Lisa S
Fort Lee, NJ92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely grounds and garden. Beautifully manicured with tranquil classical music quietly piped in the background. Located in charming Downtown Lakeland directly on the Frances Langford Promenade surrounding the picturesque Lake Mirror. Nice place to walk and stroll with stunning views.
Written March 10, 2024
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TheCovertCritic
Apex, North Carolina415 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
This is probably a great place for people in the surrounding buildings to enjoy a relaxing time at lunch or after work. But I am not an admirer of the "room" concept and of squares of manicured green lawn surrounded by trimmed boxwood. Add to that the cold Grecian columns, and I distinctly felt a certain funereal aura rather than an uplifting of spirit that a beautiful garden usually inspires. In addition, the weird modern sculpture left me cold. Sorry, if I lived nearby maybe I would have a reason to visit as an escape from the city. Otherwise, I cannot recommend stopping here.
Written January 14, 2020
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Carol Ann J
Germantown, NY2,736 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Hollis Garden is a lovely garden on the shore of one of Lake Mirror in Lakeland. While strolling through the garden one may see a variety of flowers and trees, and some sculptures in the park-like setting. Along the lake there is a variety of waterfowl as well.
Written March 14, 2024
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Sweetdreams37
360 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Great for all kinds of pictures from Wedding to Quinceaneras to Baby and Graduation pictures and if you are not there for those just sit on a bench and take in the beauty and see Lake Mirrorfrom the Gardens. In the Fall they had a few Fall Picture Ops there. There are times it maybe closed due to a wedding or other rented event from the rental hall in the building next door.
Written June 16, 2022
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Abigail O
Northeastern Ontario, Canada92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
When we first arrived at this garden, we were initially crestfallen because it was much smaller than we expected. But once we got over our initial disappointment, we ended up loving it. Go into it with a realistic expectation and you will love it.

It is a very small garden but broken up into multiple small rooms with many types of flowering plants and lovely sculptures. There is a lot to be seen if you walk around each room. Don't miss the butterfly garden hidden at the side. They have done some beautiful work with edible plants as well.

It's a great place for photo opps. I suspect they do a lot of weddings at this site. Also take time to walk along the waterfront...we saw a pair of tricoloured herons, which was a first for us.
Written April 1, 2022
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Simply Regine Official
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
We traveled 1 hour just to visit this beautiful garden and it was worth it. The place is perfect for photoshoot, picnic with families (kids will definitely have fun with this park), and just walk around the garden enjoy the beautiful architecture and lovely flowers. Also, enjoyed our walk around the lake and see fishes, turtles and birds. I took more videos to capture everything inside the park and shared on my tiktok and YouTube account but sadly I can't upload the videos here, so here's some photos.
Written May 2, 2022
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Pink P
Florida521 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Very pretty gardens right alongside Lake Mirror. Not very big - you can walk around the entire garden in less than 30 minutes - but very well maintained. Popular location for wedding and quinceañera photographs. Loads of different shrubs and flowers and a small pond with koi. Well worth a visit for half an hour of serenity.
Written July 5, 2023
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MichTrvlng
New York City, NY71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Solo
Hollis Garden is absolutely gorgeous. Well-maintained and visually stunning. I don’t know the technical terms for everything there, but I loved the seating areas. Great place to curl up and read. The music added a nice touch. I saw a lot of people taking photos. Can walk out to the promenade from there. I highly recommend.
Written July 6, 2021
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