Washington Oaks Gardens State Park, Palm Coast

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Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is a Florida State Park located near Palm Coast, Florida, along A1A. The park is most famous for its formal gardens, but it also preserves the original habitat of a northeast Florida barrier island.EcologyHabitats preserved by the park include beach, coastal scrub, coastal hammock, and tidal marshes.FloraVegetation includes southern live oaks, magnolias, hickories, cabbage palmettos, and saw palmettos . Plants that can be found in the gardens are roses, camellias, and azaleas, among others.FaunaWildlife include sea turtles, Florida gopher tortoises, West Indian manatees, white-tailed deer, raccoons, bobcats, foxes, Virginia opossums, eastern gray squirrels, pileated woodpeckers, northern cardinals, bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and Florida scrub jays.
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  • A great place with two wonderful and different connected parks on both sides of Route a1a! There's an awesome beach with rock formations that look like a moonscape, that's fabulous for photographers o...  more »
  • The gardens are absolutely gorgeous. The roads in is canopy with, you guessed it, huge oak trees. There is an amazing Asian koi pond and an extensive rose garden. There is access to both the intracoas...  more »
  • Fortunately we saw this park on a local map and visited the formal gardens, as the Atlantic beach side of the park is currently closed for storm restoration. The peaceful gardens are a respite from tr...  more »
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  • One word: incredible. I LOVE this park. It’s the perfect size and has so many different things to see. The big oak trees are so beautiful, the rose garden is gorgeous, the gardens and gazebo are great picture spots (as is basically everywhere in the park), and the lake view at sunset can’t get much better. It’s just all in all one of the best parks I’ve been to. It’s worth the drive to stop there and take it all in.
  • Gorgeous nature trails, lovely picnic areas and a pleasant little beach. There's a gift shop open occasionally. This place is ideal for a picnic, day trip or wedding. The gardens themselves are really very stunning. Lost of color and variety. There are also some educational markers about the history of the gardens, grounds and surrounding areas. It's a lovely experience all around.
  • Absolutely one of the most beautiful parks in Florida. Got proposed to here (such a perfect spot for that!!) so it will always hold a special place in my heart. There’s a lot of variery here, from the gorgeous oak trees to the little fountain ponds. Be sure to walk through the rose gardens to go to the neighbouring lake, this is a perfect spot to watch the sunset!! (Warning: bring bug spray!)
  • I is absolutely beautiful. Previously an old plantation. It has many beautiful flowers including a rose garden and lots of azalea. It is a lovely botanical garden with several easy walking trails. It has a trail leading to St. John's River where you can picnic and/or fish and just relax watching the beautiful view and biatd going by. We loved it and will be back.
  • Spent the whole day here and probably could of spent the night too....playground area is small but it meets kids needs. Flower gardens were beautiful and you can tell they take great care of the grounds. Looking forward to coming back for fishing and bike riding. My kid loved it. :)
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