Attractions

Hollis Garden

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).

Hollis Garden – Downtown Lakeland’s Botanical Beauty

This manicured beauty boasts more than 10,000 flowers, beautiful fountains, and a picturesque view of Lake Mirror. Music actually 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 Lakeland’s newest brewery, Lakeland Brewing Company, and Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille. Downtown Lakeland also offers a fun retail scene where you can score one-of-a-kind gifts.

Simple Vintage with Scout &Tag
Simple Vintage with 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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Contact Info

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863-834-2280

Hours of Operation

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

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5 Star Rating

It is worth your time to stop by Hollis Garden. It is very beautiful and peaceful with an amazing variety of flowers and trees. The gardens are superbly maintained. Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

We had a wonderful time walking around the gardens and beautiful Lake Mirror!! We saw lots of birds and ducklings! Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

I have visited this park twice during visits to Lakeland, and I do not think I have ever seen it at it's best. It is in a lovely setting on the Lake Mirror, and only takes a few minutes to wander... Read Full Review

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