Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens, Port Orange

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  • Ever want to walk with the dinosaurs or see ruins of sugar cane melting pots? This garden has that and more. Get lost among the plants and enjoy a nature walk.  more »
  • A beautiful location for a quiet leisurely walk! Free admission and lots of plants, towering trees, flowers, and even butterflies fluttering around. Sugar Mill Plantation is historical and so are the ...  more »
  • My husband and I were married here 30 years ago. We picked this spot because it is hidden in the middle of Port Orange and it has beautiful flora. From 1948 to 1952 the gardens had the name Bongoland....  more »
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  • Very nice garden area for walking around, and playing Pokemon Go, if you are into that. There are different garden area with plants labeled for information. Sugar Mill ruins are very educational with informational signs telling about the pieces of equipment and the history of the area. It has a wonderful outdoor chapel for services and weddings. It also has numerous places that make a great backdrop for photos. We took the family out here to get family photos done. I also have friends that have used the garden for senior photos for their kids. The younger kids love the giant dinosaur statues (no climbing allowed). I took my son out there when he was little and took photos with fun poses with the dinosaurs and we turned it into a fun story book. They also have special events and learning activities at the garden. The price is free, but you can leave a donation in the drop box. There is also a book exchange box by the entrance. I recommend wearing insect repellent and taking some water. Overall, it is a nice place to just get out into nature.
  • Nice place for a short walk. Volunteers keep the gardens in great shape. Dinosaur sculptures from a former tourist attraction give it an old time feel. Young children sometimes find small painted rocks hidden throughout the gardens put there by groups who also hide them in many different parks.
  • Beautiful grounds and historic sugar Mill ruins. We appreciated the variety of plants and labelling of many of them. A great place for adults and kids. Nice trails throughout the grounds with plenty of park benches to sit and view the beauty. Rest rooms are available at park entrance and there free parking across street.Entrance is free with a donation suggested.
  • Absolutely love this beautiful garden, its big, it has privacy and most relaxing natural garden that kids can touch objects except the sugar mill. Lots of things to see and trails feel natural. No boardwalk but not necessary because it has a nice cute little bridge with turtles in pond.
  • What a great place to take the kids for a walk where they can learn and explore! My kids enjoyed taking the map and leading the way to find all of the dinosaur statues throughout the gardens as well as checking out all of the old ruins from where the Sugar Mill once stood. Just keep in mind that no pets or food are permitted. ;)
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