Relax, unwind and be inspired by nature when you tour this botanical display garden set in a neo-classical architectural environment complete with patterned flower beds, public art, and fountains.

Downtown Lakeland’s Botanical Beauty

There is a reason Trip Advisor rates Hollis Garden as the second best places to spend the day in Lakeland – it’s delightful, and only a short walk from the happening downtown Lakeland scene (i.e. ultimate dining and shopping).

This manicured beauty boasts more than 10,000 flowers, beautiful fountains, and a picturesque view of Lake Mirror. Music plays as you drift through the rose garden, butterfly trail, and down a grand staircase of neoclassical design. When you find yourself gazing over lovely Lake Mirror, you’ll be grateful you thought to bring your camera.

Hollis Garden
Hollis Garden

Barnett Family Park

While Hollis Gardens’ beauty has the ability to captivate visitors of all ages, your young children may crave a little more excitement. Thankfully, you kind find it right next door at Barnett Family Park. Multiple climbing structures, a splash zone, giant bronze gator and company of other children will keep your children occupied for hours.

Hollis Garden
Hollis Garden

Frances Langford Promenade on Lake MIrror

The multi-faceted Frances Langford Promenade, amphitheater and Loggia on Lake Mirror play host to a wide range of special events including movies, concerts, a classic car show, wine festival, swan derby and more.

Shopping and Eating in Downtown Lakeland

Right next door to the garden is the Garden Bistro, and just a short walk away is Posto 9 and Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille. Downtown Lakeland also offers a fun retail scene where you can score one-of-a-kind gifts.

Scout &Tag
Scout &Tag

Lake Morton Neighborhood

Lake Mirror’s neighboring lake, Lake Morton, provides additional acreage of fun.

Red Door Wine Market – A homey wine bar featuring an eclectic, seasonal New American menu, plus craft beer, California wines and live music. Indoor and outdoor seating.

Mister Fish - Family-owned takeout founded in 1968, serving seafood dinners, baskets, and sandwiches. Local get their food to-go, and walk down to the Lake Morton’s multiple park-style seating sites around its parameter, so they can enjoy their food AND views.

Polk Museum of Art – A small but mighty museum with free admission every day (regular hours Tuesday – Sunday). You can score especially neat gifts in their gift shop.

Nature – Lake Morton is one of the best lakes to spot world-famous swans, duck, geese, white pelicans, and other bird species. Just remember that if you decide to drive the lake, the birds have the right of way.

You may also be interested in Red Door Wine Market, Polk Museum of Art or Lakeland.

Address / Location

702 E Orange St
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - Dusk

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5 Star Rating

I recommend the Gardens for a nice alternative to the cement and box store atmosphere that is present in so many modern cities. Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

This garden is well maintained and beautiful. Though it is small by most botanical garden standards. They were having a wedding rehearsal the day we were there. Lovely fountain and plenty of benches... Read Full Review

3 Star Rating

This is a very small formal garden on Lake Mirror. It will only take you 20 - 30 minutes to wander through each of the sections, but they are beautifully manicured and the view of the lake is... Read Full Review

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