Visiting Mead Botanical Garden
Mead Botanical Garden is free to the public and is open from dawn to dusk.
Orlando has many natural areas just a few miles from the downtown business district. You may have passed the sign for Mead Garden countless times and never thought to give it a try. Once there you'll find a great place to enjoy a lazy afternoon traversing the nature trails, wandering through the Legacy Garden or dipping your feet in the freshwater ponds.
It's located north of Orlando just off 17-92. Coming from Orlando, just after you enter Winter Park city limits, turn right (east) onto Garden Dr. This will lead you directly to Mead Botanical Garden. There are also signs to guide you along the way, but easy to miss if you're not on the lookout.