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Missed the peak, but still pretty, trail is very useable for walkers. Benches to rest on, also... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2018
Shirley W
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We took a very nice walk through the gardens. Unfortunately, we missed the peak of the blooming, as... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Ed H
Georgetown, Texas
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“full bloom”(11 reviews)
Take a guided tour through the eight acres of display gardens including azaleas, camellias and Japanese maples. This garden comprises over 7,000 azaleas from 500 named varieties. Restroom facilities available at the SFA Ag Building, recommended...more
2107 University Dr, Nacogdoches, TX 75962-0001
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Missed the peak, but still pretty, trail is very useable for walkers. Benches to rest on, also. Hard to find a parking place though.

Thank Shirley W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

We took a very nice walk through the gardens. Unfortunately, we missed the peak of the blooming, as we should have come a week earlier. There were still a fair amount of azaleas in bloom, but it was easy to tell that we missed the...More

1  Thank Ed H
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I love to walk around the garden after work. The flowers are beautiful during the Spring. Great place for a photo shoot for proms, weddings and family photos. Wonderful place to walk and decompress after a long day.

Thank PattiFireflies
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Get your camera (or phone) ready. The trails and flowers are beautiful. People walking and enjoy nature. You'll probably one to take one picture after another moving from one flower to another bush to another blooming tree. Quaint benches and paths wind around. Cross the...More

Thank LaurLaw
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Loved it here! You could smell the flowers when you walked. Across the street had more flowers with huge pine trees which I’m obsessed with. We took great pics and had a lot to look at. Def worth the visit!

Thank mommy12107
Reviewed 24 March 2018

With some help from a local police officer who directed us to the parking spot near the garden, we spent some time strolling through the Mize Azalea Garden. The azaleas were in bloom and very pretty. It was a little early in the season (late...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

We are on a road trip and found this little gem on TripAdvisor. It was fantastic. So glad we stopped. You can walk right into the Mast Arboretum from these gardens.

1  Thank kate2003
Reviewed 17 March 2018

really nice gardens and walking trails, tons of plants Nice art work place around the gardens, I would visit again

1  Thank Richard D
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We enjoyed our stroll through the Azalea Garden on the Stephen F. Austin State University Campus. I wish we could return in about 10 days as we were a little early in the season.

2  Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately we were a bit early for peak azalea bloom. Only about 10% were in bloom but it will be spectacular in 2-3 wks. The trails are easy, flat, meandering. There are many species of Japanese maples that must be something to see in the...More

1  Thank pasherry
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15 May 2017|
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Response from Scott S | Reviewed this property |
To inquire about a golf cart tour, please visit the Sculpture for All web site and click on "Contact" to send an email to the organizers of the sculpture exhibit that's in the garden. Apparently they have been able to... More
Carolyn S
18 March 2017|
Response from LaJuan M | Reviewed this property |
On Sunday, April 9, 2000, Stephen F. Austin State University and the SFA Mast Arboretum officially dedicated the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden at a reception for the garden’s major benefactor, Mrs. Dorothy Mize Wisely and... More
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Response from Kenneth M | Reviewed this property |
Call me a NAC and garden lover. Regardless of blooms or no blooms the garden is extremely peaceful and always beautiful. There are times where all one can see is green and other times you may see many blooms. The plants are... More