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The Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park in Tallahassee is a beautiful natural and historical preserve and recreational area. It includes what was once one of the finest private gardens in the South.

April, and the gardens are at peak color.

April, and the gardens are at peak color.

The azalea is a classic flower in a Tallahassee spring display.

The azalea is a classic flower in a Tallahassee spring display.

Beautiful white dogwoods in abundance.

Beautiful white dogwoods in abundance.

Camellias, a classic flower in late winter and early spring.

Camellias, a classic flower in late winter and early spring.

Maclay Gardens has some exquisitely beautiful mature camellia bushes.

Maclay Gardens has some exquisitely beautiful mature camellia bushes.

You can wander the paths and get lost in the gardens for hours.

You can wander the paths and get lost in the gardens for hours.

There are so many hidden jewels throughout the park.

There are so many hidden jewels throughout the park.

I love the light as it filters through moss laden trees.

I love the light as it filters through moss laden trees.

These old live oak trees have such character.

These old live oak trees have such character.

Following the brick pathway to the exit with Lake Hall to the left.

Following the brick pathway to the exit with Lake Hall to the left.