Mead Botanical Garden is a 48-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Orange County in beautiful Winter Park.

The Garden is OPEN DAILY from dawn until dusk and is FREE to the public. Well-behaved dogs are welcome in most areas of the Garden provided they remain on a leash and that their owner picks up after them as needed.

by Edward Burns

Plan your visit: Get directions, hours of operation, location and other important information for planning your visit to Mead Botanical Garden.

Rent our facilities: Whether you are hosting a wedding, reception, birthday party, concert, corporate event, luncheon or meeting, Mead Garden offers a number of beautiful settings for your event. Learn more about facilities available for rent. Planning a wedding or an event? Visit our rentals page for more information.

History: Who is T.L. Mead? See the Timeline for Mead Botanical Garden from 1940 to present.

Learn about Mead Garden’s many botanical collections.
Legacy Garden and Greenhouse
Butterfly Gardens
Native Plant Demonstration Gardens 

Programs Mead Botanical Garden offers a variety of programming, including community gardening; summer camps; horticulture in the greenhouse; guided bird walks, herb walks and fantasy walks; classroom field trips, and more in the making. Find out about upcoming and ongoing programs in the Garden

Projects:  As the community comes together to remember, revision’, restore, repurpose and recreate this unique site, areas of the garden begin to show the results.  It’s complex and ongoing.  The Grove, the wetlands, the boardwalk, the little “Blue” house that’s not blue but is dedicated to ‘blue (water), the Legacy Garden around the greenhouse, the sandhill ecosystem, the monarch way station, the pollinator garden, the community garden, the trailhead and trails, the clay pit, the gatehouse…. on and on.  All of these projects are driven by the MBG Vision and the master planning overall ‘project.’

Explore the wild side of Mead Garden. Learn more about the natural habitats within the Garden and meet some of the native flora and fauna that call Mead Garden their home.

Leadership Meet our staff, Board of Trustees, Board of Advisors, Community Liaisons and others who support the ongoing efforts of Mead Botanical Garden, Inc.