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Enchanted Walkabouts

Experience an "Enchanted Walkabout" in Mead Garden with John Springer, where you will learn all about...

  • Tree identification;
  • Significance of lichen on the trees;
  • How the Monkey Puzzle Tree got it's name;
  • the night-blooming cereus cactus;
  • the butterfly garden;
  • pine cone ginger and the lotion its fruit produces;
  • how to communicate with the camellias and azaleas to release more fragrance (99 out of a hundred people have this experience);
  • And much, much more!

It is a photographic, sensory and creative journey around the most enchanting park in the southeast. Some day you must join us and see and feel for yourself!

British Car Show

Saturday, April 10th saw several thousand local citizens and visitors from as far away as England enjoying 152 British Cars in the shade of beautiful Mead Gardens in Winter Park, Florida.
The 26th Annual All British Car Show hosted by 4 local English car clubs (Austin Healey, Jaguar, MG, and Triumph) and organized through the British Car Breakfast Club of Central Florida brought together over 35 British car marques for the public to enjoy free of charge.

Upcoming Volunteer Activities

Spring is here and nature needs some help in Mead Garden. What an extraordinary opportunity to achieve something rare and wonderful right here in Winter Park. And we plan to have some fun in the doing. The effort needs every sort of volunteer support, some ongoing and some just a few hours. Some work indoors, and some stomping around in the woods. Some alone and some with the whole gang.
Here are some upcoming events on the volunteer calendar. Call or email us to join an open group or create your own. We know you can find a niche that fits you.


Sun, Mar 28
1pm - 4pm


Girl Scout Troup
Led by Alice Mikkleson. Closed group.



Sat, Apr 10


Lucky Ducks in Mead Garden

Our one gorgeous Saturday in February shown bright for hundreds of folks who came out to enjoy the 3rd Annual Duck Derby. Three races, lots of prizes, laughs, and adorable children made for an exceptional event. Many thanks to all the volunteers who rallied around to paint, serve, set up, clean up, drive the hay wagon, make the race track water move, "wrangle" ducks, and on and on. Exhilarating!
Thanks to the sponsors for their generous support.

2010 Mead Garden Duck Derby Sponsors

$1,500 Platinum Duck


The Galloway Foundation

$500 Golden Eggs


Steve and Doug Foreman, Fringe Benefits Plans, Inc.;  Frank A. Hamner, P.A.; The Holler Automotive Group; Garry Jones, Full Sail University; Murrah, Doyle & Wigle, P.A.


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