Walk in the Oaks at Maclay Gardens

Join us for the Maclay Gardens Camellia Christmas!

The Friends of Maclay Gardens invite you to get your holidays off to a joyous beginning at the 29th Annual Camellia Christmas on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 6 until 9 pm at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.

The occasion features the elegantly-decorated Historic Maclay House which is situated within the confines of the Gardens. In addition, there will be music, hot cider, and cookies along the candlelit walkway to the House. The event is free but there will be Silent Auction items to bid on and donations to the Park's "Help Our State Parks" fund will be accepted.

The Friends of Maclay Gardens welcome you and look forward to seeing you and your family at this old-fashioned introduction to the holiday season!

For more information, contact the park at 850-487-4556.

Moon Over Maclay 2017: Thank you for Attending

The Friends of Maclay Gardens and the Maclay Gardens State Park staff thank you for attending the 8th Annual Moon Over Maclay Jazz Concert.

The evening was lovely, with the moon appearing in its full glory in a cloudless sky.

We hope you enjoyed the concert and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for supporting Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.

Fred Calder, Friends of Maclay Gardens Moon Over Maclay Chair 2017

2017 Scarecrows in the Garden

The Friends of Maclay Gardens had a very successful 2017 Scarecrows in the Garden event and thanks all who participated with such creative scarecrows.

In total, there were twenty-three entries. The winner of both the first place Adult/Business/Non-Profit Category and the Peoples Choice was the Wisteria Garden Circle with their “Dr. Whoot.” Second place was won by Buttercup Garden Circle with “Mrs. Ima Gardner & Little Gardner” and third place was won by Hill Spooner & Elliott Real Estate, Inc. with “There’s No Place Like Home.”

The Youth Category awards went to the Cintron Family winning first place with “Will’s Worst Day”, second place to Lincoln High School’s Shop Class with “Vinny and Vito” and third place to Kate Sullivan Elementary School with “Sulli the ScareCroc.”

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