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Lakeland's Hollis Gardens shows off 10,000 beautiful flowers

Posted at 7:49 AM, May 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-21 08:42:09-04

LAKELAND, Fla. — Hollis Gardens in Lakeland is about a 45 minute drive from the City of Tampa. But, you'd never know it.

The serene, peaceful garden is well worth the trip. You'll find public art, fountains and architecture on the 1.2 acre right on Lake Mirror. says this is the #3 thing to do in Lakeland.

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The city says they have 10,000 flowers, ornamental shrubs and native trees. If you're looking to take any type of family or prom pictures, this is your place.

It's free to get in, but pay attention to the hours:

September — March

  • Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 6 PM
  • Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM
  • CLOSED on Mondays

April — August

  • Sunday - Thursday 10 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday & Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM
  • CLOSED on Mondays