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Largest Azalea garden in Texas.

This garden is a remarkable accomplishment through a partnership of SFA and private donors. Simply... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
Nacogdoches, Texas
Beautiful azaleas

These gardens are breathtaking when the azaleas are in bloom! A perfect place to take pictures... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2019
Dallas, United States
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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 January 15, 2019

This garden is a remarkable accomplishment through a partnership of SFA and private donors. Simply amazing.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank lynnweaver187
Reviewed January 7, 2019

These gardens are breathtaking when the azaleas are in bloom! A perfect place to take pictures. My daughter and son-in-law live in Nacogdoches and have taken many photos there of themselves before they became parents & later with their twin daughters. She has used these...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank annetted343
Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

If you haven’t been to the Ruby Mize Azalea Gardens before, I highly recommend you go! It’s so beautiful in the Spring when the azaleas are blooming, but it’s also beautiful in the Fall. Lots of photo opportunities, and a great place to get some...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FeliciaSta
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Well worth your time to stop and enjoy. We had driven by for years before stopping by. We are sure glad that we finally made the effort to stop in.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dramma1979
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This garden has so many varieties of azaleas. They bloom in March. The garden has pathways which you can walk and view the different types of beautiful azaleas.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed August 22, 2018

We love the azaleas which are spectacular. This is a nice walk and so enjoyable. This is a place to visit when in Nac.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed June 3, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Shirley W
Reviewed April 3, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 2, 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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank PattiFireflies
Reviewed April 1, 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Scottdirect | 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
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March 18, 2017|
Response from LaJuanM2 | 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
May 4, 2016|
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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