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Florida Tech Botanical Garden

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Beautiful, easy walk

Beautiful garden with the feel of a tropical rainforest. The garden contains a pond with fish and... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2019
San Jose, California

it is nice to be close to something this beautiful, good for a relaxing walk or a cheap date. there... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
jacob c
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A stream bordered by a shady hammock abounding in palm trees and other tropical growth winds through the heart of the campus and is the setting for a 15-acre Botanical Garden. The main trail has been named the Dent Smith Trail in honor of the...more
150 W University Blvd, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL 32901-6982
+1 321-674-8038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens might have been interesting but there is minimal parking(approximately 8-10 cars) and parking elsewhere gets you a ticket! Disappointed!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

Walking alone was a little unnerving even though was noon ish. Since it’s open for public i felt a little “too alone” but it was cool and quiet. A few students here and there. Paved walkways. Pretty place in middle of campus for college kids...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 305christyd
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Beautiful garden with the feel of a tropical rainforest. The garden contains a pond with fish and turtles and places to sit and relax. There is no cost and you can spend as much or as little time as you like. Went on a few...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

All the paths were gated and closed. All the information we found made it seem it is open every day. We arrived around 11.30am on a Saturday. Bummer. What we could see was beautiful.More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank osubugbabe
Holly C, General Manager at Florida Tech Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

We are sorry the gates were closed - Security is responsible for those and may have been involved in an issue on campus. Please come back to visit again! Maps/brochures are available for download online (university website) or at the Ruth Funk Center for Textile...More

Reviewed 14 December 2018

it is nice to be close to something this beautiful, good for a relaxing walk or a cheap date. there is no cost and it's right on fit campus.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jacob c
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Itös a nice place with different walk ways, wather and especially the bulding of the first dchool house when they stared. Very small and simple. Nice garden not hugh but for a view and walk acceptable

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank haus8406
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Friends and I went to the Florida Tech Botanical Garden and were very impressed with the whole area. We were fortunate to have a very knowledgeable guide and learned a lot.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank barbaralZ1503JC
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Springtime, it's a very pretty walk. You forget you are right in the middle of a bustling town! The paths lead to interesting areas with ponds, old sprawling trees to hang out under, native and exotic plants to view and quiet places to sit and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank dmax2018
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This place is beautiful and has plenty of convenient parking off the main road. There is a mounted map when you first enter the botanical garden so I recommend taking a photo of it to help with your hike. They have multiple concretepaths meandering through...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Richard K
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Had some time while waiting to pickup the family from the airport and decided to visit the garden. It’s a very quiet setting despite being located on a college campus in a city. Provides a nice place for relaxing and enjoying nature. Lots of lizards,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank baronr2013
Holly C, General Manager at Florida Tech Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for visiting! We have maps/brochures available at the Evans Library and the Funk Textile Museum right next door, and there is a copy posted in on the bulletin board at the beginning of the trails (with bathrooms noted :) ). Definitely a good...More

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2 February 2019|
Response from haus8406 | Reviewed this property |
No, it‘s forrbidden
23 January 2018|
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Response from Holly C | Property representative |
Absolutely...visit the garden website or email: garden@fit.edu
4 July 2017|
Response from Holly C | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are. Right at the end of the covered bridge and throughout the garden are picnic tables and benches/pergolas. If you go to the university website and then type in "botanical garden" in the search block, you can... More