Experiences & Amenities
Eden Gardens is located on Tucker Bayou off the southeast section of the Choctawhatchee Bay. Saltwater fishing is allowed on the dock or off the seawall.
All fishing within the park must conform to regulations concerning size, number, method of capture and season. A fishing license may be required. More information is available at the Florida Wildlife Commission’s Fishing in Florida.
Eden Gardens has approximately 1 mile of hiking trails that allow access to the natural areas west of the ornamental gardens. The trailhead starts at the north end of the pavilion picnic area.
The park also has a Living Shoreline Trail that meanders through the ornamental gardens and highlights certain trees. Detailed trail maps are available at the park office.
Eden is the perfect place for a picnic. Bring a blanket and picnic on the grass under a Virginia live oak, or use one of the picnic tables that are scattered throughout the gardens. For larger groups, the park has four picnic pavilions.
The picnic pavilions have four picnic tables and a grill. Two of the picnic pavilions are ADA accessible and a restroom facility is close by.
Guided tours of the Wesley House are offered hourly 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday through Monday. The house is closed to the public on Tuesday and Wednesday as well as certain holidays.
- There is a maximum of 10 people per tour.
- Masks are recommended while inside the Wesley House. Please maintain social distancing.
- Cost of the tours is $4 per adult and $2 per child under the age of 12. Can accept cash, check or credit card at the Wesley House.
Eden Gardens is the perfect wedding location. The wedding tree and the grounds make for a memorable venue. The pavilion and designated areas of the grounds are available for rent.
Please contact our wedding coordinator at 850-267-8320 Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Central time, for details. If you call at another time, please leave a message and your call will be returned.
Eden Garden’s ornamental gardens are the main attraction of the park. Camellias and azaleas offer colorful displays October through May with peak blooming around March. The park also has a heritage rose garden, butterfly garden, hidden garden and a reflection pond filled with water lilies and koi fish.