Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
Maclay House Closure
Due to renovations currently underway in the museum, the Maclay House will remain closed this winter. Please check back for any changes in status. Thank you for your understanding.
Welcome to Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park
A masterpiece of floral architecture, the gardens feature a picturesque brick walkway, secret garden, reflection pool, walled garden, and hundreds of camellias and azaleas.
The beautiful ornamental gardens were first planted in 1923 by Alfred B. and Louise Maclay after they purchased the property for their winter home.
Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing and kayaking. Boats without gas-powered motors are allowed. Pavilions and grills along the lakeshore provide the perfect setting for a picnic.
For walking enthusiasts, two short nature trails meander through the woods overlooking the lake. Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can enjoy six miles of shared-use trails and five miles of designated biking trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens.
Peak blooming season is from January 1 through April 30, with the floral peak in mid-to-late March. During these months, a special fee is charged for visiting the gardens and the historic Maclay House.
Annual special events include Tour of Gardens in May, Kids Fishing Day in June, Scarecrows, Moon Over Maclay - Jazz in the Gardens, and Camellia Christmas in December. Other events and ranger programs are offered throughout the year.
Plan Your Visit
Special Events at Maclay Gardens
Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park Photo Gallery
Lake Overstreet trails
Lizards, Skinks And Salamanders
Sat, Apr 24, 2021 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDTCheck out some critters up close in our large terrarium outside the visitors center, and then wander through the native arboretum with Ranger Fortner and learn about the habitats of these animals while looking for them in the wild.