Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Washington Oaks Gardens

Washington Oaks Gardens

Washington Oaks Gardens is a state park located in Palm Coast, Florida.  The following is a quote from the Florida Department of State Parks:

 "Although the formal gardens are the centerpiece of this park, Washington Oaks is also famous for the unique shoreline of coquina rock formations that line its Atlantic beach. Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River, this property was once owned by a distant relative of President George Washington. The gardens were established by Louise and Owen Young who purchased the land in 1936 and built a winter retirement home. They named it Washington Oaks and, in 1965, donated most of the property to the State. The gardens make remarkable use of native and exotic species, from azaleas and camellias to the exquisite bird of paradise, sheltered within a picturesque oak hammock. Visitors can picnic and fish from either the beach or the seawall along the Matanzas River. A number of short trails provide opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Visitors can learn about the park's natural and cultural resources in the visitor center. Located two miles south of Marineland on State Road A1A."

Below are a few photos plus a link to a a very brief movie on the park that I posted on the Internet's 'YouTube'. 

Here is the  link to my Washington Oaks video:
If you need it the website address is  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcKCyeoxwjs

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