Eden Gardens State Park
Welcome to Eden Gardens State Park
Eden Gardens State Park contains approximately 163 acres of land that was part of the historic Wesley homestead. The focal point of this park is the beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wrap around porch. In a setting of moss-draped live oaks, the 1897 mansion recalls a prosperous era before the virgin forests of longleaf pine and cypress were exhausted in this part of the state. In 1963, Lois Maxon bought and renovated the home, creating a showplace for her family heirlooms and antiques. Visitors can come and enjoy a guided tour of the Wesley House, meander through the gardens, bring a picnic or go fishing off the dock in Tucker Bayou.
Directions to this Park
Get a firsthand perspective and see photos of this park on the Firsthand Florida Fun Blog. Don’t forget to watch blogger Erkia Z.’s video on Youtube and check out past blog posts from other Florida State Parks.