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What are your hours of operation and how do I arrange my visit?

See Visiting info here.

Is the garden open to the public?

There are several garden open days, signature events, and classes each year when the public is invited to visit the gardens.  All other visitation is by appointment only. Tours must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance.

What is the price of admission?

Rates vary depending on your choice of visiting options. Checkout our Tours or Events pages to find which option is best for you!

How do I get to the garden?
How do I get to Lake City from the garden?

Exit the garden and make a left turn onto New Zion Rd. (Note: New Zion Rd. changes to Morris St. after .2 miles). Travel 3.7 miles until reaching US 52. Turn left onto US 52 (S. Ron McNair Blvd.) and proceed .2 miles. Take the second right onto N. Main St. This will put you in close proximity to area attractions. It should take about 7-8 minutes by car to reach downtown Lake City.

How long does it take to see the gardens?

It all depends on your level of interest. People with a casual interest in gardening usually spend 1 ½ – 2 hours. More passionate gardeners should plan on taking more time.

Can I take photographs in the garden?

Yes, photographs are encouraged in designated areas. Private photography sessions can be arranged as well.

Can I bring my pets to the garden?

Generally, pets are not allowed on the property. However, support animals are welcome.

Do you sell plants?

We currently have a plant sale in the spring called “Market in May”.  Please visit our Events tab for more information on Market in May.

I have questions about my plants and gardening. Can you help me answer them?
Is the garden accessible to people with disabilities?

Visitors access the garden on turf, gravel pathways and boardwalks. Much of the garden is accessible via wheelchair, but some areas, particularly the gravel in parking areas and some turf, may require assistance for wheelers manually operating their chairs. The ground is generally even, with slight elevation changes. If given prior notice, we could potentially provide golf carts during tours or garden open days. There are four wheelchair accessible bathroom located in the Fire Tower Center.

Do you host private events such as weddings and parties?

The Fire Tower Center is available for private parties, corporate events, garden clubs, and wedding rehearsals and/or receptions. MFBG does not permit wedding ceremonies. However, we can assist you with locating a venue for your wedding ceremony in nearby downtown Lake City!

Can you give me a list of local restaurants?

See Lake City restaurant list here.

Are there bathroom facilities on site?

Yes, there are four public bathrooms located in the Fire Tower Center on the east side of the garden. These facilities are handicap accessible. For larger events and facility rentals, contact us about reserving our NEW 10-stall restroom trailer!

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