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

Fun for the Kiddos is Right around the Corner

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

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.

If You’re in the Mood for Food or Shopping

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

And There is More at Lake Morton

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.

Address / Location

702 E Orange St
Lakeland, FL 33801
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Hours of Operation

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


5 Star Rating

The pretty landscape makes it the perfect spot for family photos. Great please to stroll and admire the gardens. Almost always a wedding taking place there. Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

I hate to say but the first time we stopped here (because we live a little aways from this area) was for Pokémon hunting. but I love coming here (even if its playing a game on our phone) the music is... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Great Atmosphere, beautiful gardens..all ti Type of fruits and flowers..Great music all the Fountains and different paths..Beautiful place for Weddings and all Family Occasions Read Full Review

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