Eden Gardens State Park, Point Washington

Categories: State Parks, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web
Eden Gardens State Park is a 163acre Florida State Park and historic site located in Point Washington, south of Freeport, FL, off U.S. 98 on CR 395, in northwestern Florida at 181 Eden Gardens Road (CR 395), Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32450. This park is centered on the Wesley house, a two story mansion virtually surrounded by white columns and verandas. The house is notable for its furnishings, especially examples of late 18th century French furniture. The site has various gardens, numerous large, old southern live oak trees, and frontage on Tucker Bayou.The park opens daily at 8:00 am and closes at sunset. An entry fee is required.Recreational ActivitiesThe park's amenities include a historic 1897 house filled with antiques where tours are given from 10:00 am through 3:00 p.m. on the hour, every hour, Thursday through Monday (the house is closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for maintenance). There are ornamental gardens with heritage roses, camellias, azaleas, as well as a butterfly garden and a reflection pond filled with water lilies and large koi. For those that like the more natural look, there are nature trails as well as picnic areas and a fishing dock.Those with paddle-craft can enter Tucker Bayou or venture out to the Choctawhatchee Bay. The is Annual Camellia Festival held in February and a Christmas Luminary Event is held before Christmas. Easter events are also held.
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  • In about 1959 I had the opportunity to see the property that is now Eden Gardens State Park. A friend of mine was interested in the property since had some oyster leases nearby on Choctawhatchee Bay. ...  read more »
  • Loved our tour guide Kara!! The tour was worth the money for sure!! Loved walking on the property! Even took a plant home from the greenhouse! 
  • Eden Gardens State Park is a fantastic place to go to if you need a break from the beach. A nice beautiful quiet place to relax. A tour of the grounds and of Wesley Mansion is very relaxing. The groun...  read more »
  • Absolutely beautiful and peaceful. Be sure to check online or call ahead to find out what times the guided tour of the house is. We got there late, just as the 3 people who were on the tour were leaving and the guide shut the door in our face. We discovered the last tour was at 3 or 4, and we just missed it. Knowing the history of the place would've made the experience better. We'll go back, but we'll check tour times next time.
  • Beautiful place to visit and Mari Darr Welch photography who is always there is AWSOME. Thank You Mari for the info to myself and family.
  • Beautiful landscaping! This was a perfect place to take pics of my daughter! It was peaceful and not crowded, so I was able to take my time and take lots of pictures!
  • A picturesque and relaxing location. A beautiful rustic southern style home sits aside a small fountain positioned near a pond providing ample picture opportunities.
  • With a beautifully landscaped property, they have walking tours of the old house and you can learn about the different plant life on property by using one of the brochures for a self guided walking tour.
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