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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Listed under Gardens in Florida, United States.

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The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens are near Winter Park and worth your time. The gardens are adorned with wonderful sculpture to view. The Polasek is a liv­ing museum, with out­door gar­dens dat­ing to 1949. The three-acre gar­den is a pas­toral oasis within the city of Win­ter Park. It is also a his­toric land­scape on Lake Osce­ola with many of the plant­i­ngs orig­i­nally placed by Mr. Polasek and his family.

The museum’s gar­dens are a delight­ful retreat any time of the year with their labeled trees and shrubs, beau­ti­ful flow­ers and sweep­ing lawns. Dur­ing the spring the gar­den fea­tures camellias, bego­nias and gin­gers, while sum­mer boasts bougainvillea and hibis­cus. Autumn high­lights angel’s trum­pet and cannas. Win­ter show­cases beau­ti­ful poin­set­tias, snap drag­ons and orchids.

Spe­cial areas to explore include the but­ter­fly gar­den, two water gar­dens, the cycad col­lec­tion along the museum’s front drive and the many indi­vid­ual con­tainer gar­dens found through­out the property.

Of special note is the Holiday Tea! Be sure to attend if you are in the area.

Written by  Donna Dawson.

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