Mead Botanical Garden
Mead Botanical Garden is an oasis hidden away in the urban sprawl that is Orlando. This 48 acre park is an excellent location for migrant songbirds during spring and fall. Summer and winter are not too bad either given the number of bird feeders left out. The lush green habitat is a mixture of hardwood forest and swamp with a little stream running through the property feeding Alice’s Pond. The park is home to a host of turtles and song birds.
The facilities include an amphitheater for weddings and other activities. There is a butterfly garden, a boardwalk (currently under much needed repair – July 2015), a bike and hiking trail and a large picnic area with two restroom buildings. The trails and boardwalk are well shaded allowing for a nice walk even in heat of summer.
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