Explore Asticou Azalea Garden and Preserve

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This beautiful garden is a nice place to explore lush vegetation, flowers, a pond and intricate landscaping over the course of just a few hours.

Asticou Azalea Garden is a portion of 1400 acres managed by Land & Garden Preserve.  Here, you park at a small parking lot on the east side of 198 close to the intersection of Peabody Dr. and 198.  Parking is limited so if it is full come back in a bit!

From the parking lot you can follow a trail south winding through trees and ponds on a gradual walkway.  You can explore the moss garden, north lawn, or take a seat at one of the benches surrounding the lake to watch the wildlife. My favorite part of this garden is the stone steps you can use to cross the stream.

This garden is not large, but it is a relaxing place to take your family or loved one to explore for an hour or so.  The garden does have variable access times and can be closed on the off season.  They do not require a fee to enter, but appreciate a five dollar donation.

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