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Collections

Mead Botanical Garden is home to a variety of cultivated and natural botanical collections. 

  • Legacy Garden and Greenhouse Visit our recently restored greenhouse and take a walk around the surrounding Legacy Garden to see our historic collection of begonias, bromeliads, cycads, orchids and more.

  • Camellia Garden To the west and northwest of the Legacy Garden and Greenhouse is Mead Garden’s impressive Camellia Collection.

  • Butterfly Gardens Our two Butterfly Gardens incorporate beautiful annual and perennial flowering plants that serve as sources of food and shelter for important pollinator species. 

  • Native Plant Collections Get ideas for incorporating native and drought-tolerant plants into your home landscape in our Florida native and Florida-friendly demonstration garden and Sandhill Restoration plantings.

  • Natural Areas Wander through Mead Garden's upland pine ecosystem with its historic longleaf pine canopy; take a hike along Howell Creek and explore the wetlands, or have a picnic by Alice's Pond. 



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