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“Birds!”

Kraft Azalea Gardens
Ranked #6 of 50 things to do in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a cute little park with a beautiful view of one of the lakes in Winter Garden. It's a nice place to sit and enjoy the beautiful weather and do some bird watching. We had an Anhinga sit on a log grooming itself for at least 15 minutes.

Thank Connie L
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I visited this small park to escape the hustle and bustle of the big Orlando attractions. It is a beautiful spot to relax and unwind. There is free parking and the view of the lake and some of the magnificent homes that dot the shoreline is amazing. Well worth a visit.

Thank Wayne J
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This lovely park on the shores of Lake Maitland is a great way to enjoy an afternoon in Winter Park. Whether the azalea gardens are in bloom or you are there just to experience the huge cypress trees, or lunch in the Exedra Monument, it's a worth a visit.

Thank san679
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

The advertising says the azaleas are in bloom from January through March, so visiting at the end of January seemed like a good bet. We were shocked by the paucity of azaleas. They were few and far between, as if the gardens had been attacked by a flood or virus and were in need of refurbishing. When you visit a public garden you expect a lush display of gorgeous flowers; but there are much more beautiful azaleas all around the grounds of Rollins College in Winter Park. There was the unexpected advantage of getting to see many huge and beautiful homes while en route to Kraft Azalea Gardens, but we noticed with surprise that whoever is doing the gardening for these wealthy homeowners prefers to shave their azalea bushes into flat-top hedges, allowing only a few blossoms to sneak in between the leaves.

Thank francaise
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

While this small park is not exactly a "destination" attraction, it is a beautiful place to visit if you are visiting the Orlando metropolitan area and looking for a scenic, and free, attraction. Google maps got us there with only one wrong turn on our part, but the neighborhood is so beautiful even the detour was interesting.

This park located along the shoreline of Lake Maitland. It is called Kraft Azalea Gardens, and while the azaleas were beautiful,I was actually more fascinated with the many gigantic, old cypress trees.

The terrain is pretty level with a sidewalk that get you to the heart of the park. There is free parking in front of the park and it should be accessible to most people even if their mobility is limited. Benches are available to rest or relax and enjoy the scenery. Birdwatchers should enjoy the park and pet waste stations are available so dog walkers can clean up after their pet. Restrooms are also available.

This would be a great place to relax and unwind in a very scenic and natural setting.

1  Thank Doug R
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