The Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens located in Port Orange, Florida and just a few miles from Grand Seas by Exploria Resorts features amazingly gorgeous sights and allows visitors to appreciate the beauty of Florida nature.

 

 

 

The gardens feature the ruins of a 19th century sugar factory which contains the most complete sugar grinding machines in the country. The sugar mill today is surrounded by lush botanical gardens and native Floridian trees.

 

 

A human sundial allows you to stand next to the current month’s tablet and point to the time using your shadow.

 

 

Huge dinosaur statues are remnants from Bongoland, a long closed amusement park from 1949-1952. Bongoland also features a Native American village, animals, a train ride and even a monkey named Bongo.

 

 

Martin Wittbold, a local nurseryman, formed the Botanical Gardens of Volusia, Inc. in 1985. Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens was given new life.

 

 

The gardens feature several gardens and plant collections used to educate gardeners about Floridian foliage.

 

 

Flora and fauna abound within the gardens.

 

Visit Dunlawton Sugar Mill Gardens when you book a stay at Grand Seas by Exploria Resorts in Daytona Beach, or for a more relaxed beach town vibe, stay just down A1A at New Smyrna Waves by Exploria Resorts, in New Smyrna Beach. Both offer oceanfront pools, stunning beach views, direct beach access, and plenty of room for the entire family.

 

 

 

 

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