Thursday, October 26, 2017
Maclay Gardens is an 1,176 acre Florida State Park on the north side of Tallahassee. The property was originally purchased by Alfred B. Maclay and his wife Louise in 1923 as a winter home. Over the years they planted and maintained one of the most beautiful ornamental gardens in the state. Louise donated it to the state of Florida in 1953, nine years after her husband's death. These photos show the Secret Garden, a small area of the park dedicated to Louise.