Maclay Gardens

Maclay Gardens Details:

Address: 3540 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32309, United States

Phone: 850-487-4556

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Maclay Gardens Hours:

Monday 8AM–7PM
Tuesday 8AM–7PM
Wednesday 8AM–7PM
Thursday 8AM–7PM
Friday 8AM–7PM
Saturday 8AM–7PM
Sunday 8AM–7PM

About Maclay Gardens:

A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, secret garden, reflection pool, walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.These beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay after they purchased the property for their winter home.

Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Boats without gas-powered motors are allowed. Pavilions and grills along the lakeshore provide the perfect setting for a picnic.

For walking enthusiasts, two short nature trails meander through the woods overlooking the lake. Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can enjoy six miles of shared-use trails and five miles of designated biking trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens.

Peak blooming season is from January 1 through April 30, with the floral peak in mid-to-late March. During these months, a special fee is charged for visiting the gardens and the historic Maclay House.
The Alfred B. Maclay State Gardens is a 1,176-acre Florida State Park, botanical garden and historic site, located in Tallahassee, in northeastern Florida.

The address is 3540 Thomasville Road. The gardens are also a U.S. historic district known as the Killearn Plantation Archeological and Historic District.


  • $6 per vehicle (up to eight people). Does not include gardens entry, January through April.
  • $4 single-occupant vehicle.
  • $2 pedestrians, bicyclists, extra passengers, passengers in vehicle with holder of Annual Individual Entrance Pass.
  • $6 garden entry: Adults during blooming months (January through April).
  • $3 garden entry: Children ages 2 to 12 during blooming months (January through April).