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Address: 950 Old Sugar Mill Rd, Port Orange, FL 32129 (Formerly Sugar Mill Botanical Gardens)
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and...

Gardens where you can watch butterflies and learn more about flora and fauna native to Florida. Trails leading past a preserved 19th century sugar mill ruins and statues of dinosaurs.

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Cute little place to stop in and leisurely walk through. Gain so history of the area. Loved learning about the plants and history of the Sugar Mill.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brentwood, California
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Brentwood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cute little place to stop in and leisurely walk through. Gain so history of the area. Loved learning about the plants and history of the Sugar Mill.

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Hebron, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This self guided tour of an old sugar mill and botanic garden was awesome. Had no idea really what to expect but this was one of my favorite activities while on this trip. Wear comfortable shoes and take in all this place has to offer. There are lots of benches if you need to rest. Oh and bring a camera.... More 

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Groton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

A real special treat within a neighborhood. No admittance fee but a donation box by the garden entrance. Learn of the Old Sugar Mill and see remnants of same. A lovely garden filled with a wonderful variety of plants and an Audubon Trail. Serenity within encourages meditation and peacefulness. Please do observe the many rules in respect of the gardens... More 

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Catonsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens are located a short distance east of Nova Road and I doubt many people know they exist. The ruins and their history of operation from 1804-1856 are nicely presented. Sugar cane, along with cotton,rice and indigo were produced here until the mill was burned down for the last time in the Third Seminole Indian War.... More 

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Thank Mark G
Tysons Corner, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Very interesting location in Port Orange. Must see, for a quiet time nice for a stroll. Pretty location not commercial at all, natural.

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

I took 2 kids to walk the Sugar Mill gardens. They loved the dinosaurs scattered throughout the pathways and the great signs posted giving the history of the sugar mill. Excellent FREE park for kids and adults alike.

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Floral City, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

It was very interesting looking at the ruins of an old sugar mill. Signs throughout that explain how the mill operated etc. Some original artifacts. Walking through the gardens at a leisurely pace was very relaxing. Most of the gardens are under shade trees. Some of these trees have been around for many years. Lots of interesting plants. There is... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Come take a free stroll (and free parking) through some of Florida's sweetest history - sugar mill history! The only thing missing is a gift shop! Park across the street in the small lot and pop right into the gardens and begin your garden/mill self-guided tours. They have a few signs along the paths and with the Sugar making (milling)... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Yesterday my wife and I went to Dunlawton sugar mill gardens... It was close to my house and I really didn't know anything about this place. We made our way there after parking across the street in the parking lot, we took ourselves on the self-guided tour. The gardens are very pretty and well kept. This location was a sugar... More 

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

I'm not a history buff, but I truly enjoyed reading about the history of this place as we took a self-guided walking tour. Fascinating! So cool that the mill is still standing (somewhat) and was preserved for all to see. The gardens are beautiful, with winding paths everywhere...I felt like we were walking in Paradise with all the tall Spanish... More 

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