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Lake Mirror Walk and Hollis Garden, Lakeland

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Lake Mirror Walk and Hollis Garden, Lakeland, Tampa FL

Description

From downtown Lakeland, you can take a walk around Lake Mirror. It is recessed- probably having been a mine pit. You walk down the steep path and then you're at the lake promenade. Beside you are water lilies galore, and along the path are benches and tropical trees. 
Absolutely don't miss Hollis Garden (closed Mondays), a beautiful garden planted on one of the slopes. There are plenty of little area partitioned off by hedges. Each section is lovely and unique. There are tropical flowers set against the blue sky, and tropical trees with the blue lake behind. What's even nicer is that there is classical music playing on speakers. It's very reviving! There are also fountains and sculptures.
Just slightly behind the garden is Garden Bistro, a little cafe which looks out on a lawn and the lake. And behind it is Barnett Family Park, a playground with tons for kids to do. 
After, check out the hip coffee shops and cafes filled with professional people in the downtown area.

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Bird sculpture at the top of Lake Mirror Park, near downtown Lakeland.
Bird sculpture at the top of Lake Mirror Park, near downtown Lakeland.
Lampposts leading down to the lake walkway.
Lampposts leading down to the lake walkway.
Lily pads in the lake.
Lily pads in the lake.
Lilypads and pleasant promenade.
Lilypads and pleasant promenade.
The wide promenade.
The wide promenade.
Anhinga bird drying its wings.
Anhinga bird drying its wings.
Swan fence in Hollis Garden.
Swan fence in Hollis Garden.
View of the lake from Hollis Garden.
View of the lake from Hollis Garden.
Hedge row, and corn stalks.
Hedge row, and corn stalks.
Snowy egret near the bamboo.
Snowy egret near the bamboo.
Hanging basket, bamboo, and palm tree.
Hanging basket, bamboo, and palm tree.
Potted pandanas, bamboo, and lake view.
Potted pandanas, bamboo, and lake view.
Lawn with cabbage around the edge.
Lawn with cabbage around the edge.
Benches, fence, and lake.
Benches, fence, and lake.
White hibiscus at Hollis Garden.
White hibiscus at Hollis Garden.
Hedges catching the light in Hollis Garden.
Hedges catching the light in Hollis Garden.
Hedge and corn stalks.
Hedge and corn stalks.
Cute little area with greenest lawn.
Cute little area with greenest lawn.
Hedges and palms.
Hedges and palms.
Potted flowers and willow tree.
Potted flowers and willow tree.
Pagoda and flowers.
Pagoda and flowers.
A little quiet corner with a pond and lush plants.
A little quiet corner with a pond and lush plants.
Fountain with lake in the distance.
Fountain with lake in the distance.
Flowers galore!
Flowers galore!
Pagoda and blue lake.
Pagoda and blue lake.
Pretty fountain with clear water.
Pretty fountain with clear water.
Colorful sculpture and palm trees.
Colorful sculpture and palm trees.
Red flowering tree and blue sky.
Red flowering tree and blue sky.
This plant looks perfect in this pot!
This plant looks perfect in this pot!
Breadfruit trees.
Breadfruit trees.
Breadfruit.
Breadfruit.
Bright flower!
Bright flower!
Yellow flowers!
Yellow flowers!
A bee checks out an orange flower.
A bee checks out an orange flower.
I love all the tropical plants!
I love all the tropical plants!
Knotted sculpture.
Knotted sculpture.
Papaya and orange red hibiscus!
Papaya and orange red hibiscus!
Orange, red, and pink hibiscus! Wow!!
Orange, red, and pink hibiscus! Wow!!
Yellow hibiscus, palms, and blue sky!
Yellow hibiscus, palms, and blue sky!
Palm fronds and the walkway in the distance.
Palm fronds and the walkway in the distance.
Couple going for a stroll.
Couple going for a stroll.
Yellow roses behind Garden Bistro.
Yellow roses behind Garden Bistro.
Old tree and clock.
Old tree and clock.
Perfect sky, clock, and magnolia tree, by a stretch of lawn along the Lake Mirror Walk.
Perfect sky, clock, and magnolia tree, by a stretch of lawn along the Lake Mirror Walk.
Side entrance into Hollis Garden, with lots of tropical plants!
Side entrance into Hollis Garden, with lots of tropical plants!
Rings of flowers around trees, in Hollis Garden.
Rings of flowers around trees, in Hollis Garden.
Beautiful Saturday morning at Lake Mirror.
Beautiful Saturday morning at Lake Mirror.
Ducks and turtles on the lake.
Ducks and turtles on the lake.
Birds galore at Lake Mirror.
Birds galore at Lake Mirror.
Birds gather under a tree.
Birds gather under a tree.
Ibis bird on the shore.
Ibis bird on the shore.
Colorful statue.
Colorful statue.
Flowering cactus.
Flowering cactus.
Red and silvery flowers in a pattern.
Red and silvery flowers in a pattern.
Fountain.
Fountain.
Little flowers like sun umbrellas.
Little flowers like sun umbrellas.
Pagoda on a sunny day.
Pagoda on a sunny day.
Wonderful flowers around a tree, in March.
Wonderful flowers around a tree, in March.
Huge leafy greens growing along a hedge! In March.
Huge leafy greens growing along a hedge! In March.
Sculpture and white flowers behind.
Sculpture and white flowers behind.
Lovely vegetables and grasses.
Lovely vegetables and grasses.
Turnip growing in March.
Turnip growing in March.
Wooden planter filled with vegetables.
Wooden planter filled with vegetables.
Kale, and the lake behind.
Kale, and the lake behind.
Planter full of vegetables, and greenest lawn.
Planter full of vegetables, and greenest lawn.
Festive colors around a tree, and lake behind.
Festive colors around a tree, and lake behind.
Spring flowers and palm tree.
Spring flowers and palm tree.
Flower pots outside Garden Bistro.
Flower pots outside Garden Bistro.
Bluish vegetable planter outside Garden Bistro.
Bluish vegetable planter outside Garden Bistro.

Directions

Hollis Garden is located at 702 E Orange St, Lakeland, FL 33801. The closest parking lot to Hollis Garden is this address and appears to have free parking. 
Hollis Garden is closed on Mondays. It is open 10-4 Friday and Saturday, and 10-6 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
You could also park near downtown and walk the slope down to the lake promenade. Parking is $1 an hour in the Cedar Street garage and Main Street garage. You can park along most streets for free for two hours. To park along the street for more than two hours, you need to download the ParkMobile App and pay $1 per hour.

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Last Updated: Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:14:47 GMT