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Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens

August 9, 2020 by Corey A Edwards

overhead view of Cedar Lakes Woods and GardensVisit Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens only if you’re not opposed to having your breath taken away. This incredible North Florida attraction includes more than 50 separate gardens with cascading waterfalls, koi ponds, swans, and endless stunning views.

Had you visited the site of Cedar Lakes Woods and Gardens as recently as 1990, you would have found not a series of gorgeous botanical gardens but a polluted swamp in the remains of an abandoned lime rock quarry. That’s what Dr. Raymond Webber found when he discovered the property.

Luckily for all of us, however, Webber could imagine beyond the 110-year old abandoned quarry. Over two decades of hard work followed. Quarry walls were lined with concrete and rock planters, stones were stacked for walkways and walls. Islands, pools, and cascading waterfalls were created. Pavilions, gazebos, concrete walkways, and bridges of Brazilian walnut.

Though his vision evolved as he made it reality, in 2014 the gates opened on a space transformed.

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