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Discover Nature-Inspired Celebratory Ideas for Your Mom

Mother’s Day is here and what better present for mom than to get out and smell the roses (or to enjoy nature virtually from home). Keeping our current social distancing requirements in mind, we hope we will inspire you to have an enjoyable Mother’s Day that will be both safe, delightful, and memorable.



Whether you prefer to get outdoors with a small group to spend some time in nature or enjoy the many virtual options at home, there’s something for everyone! Check out these Mother’s Day presents if you and your mom both love nature!


Virtual Experiences



Check out a virtual tour of Leu Gardens in Orlando. Enjoy stunning views of this 50-acre paradise.



Enjoy a DIY activity from Naples Garden like kitchen scrap gardening or harvesting edible plants.



Take a virtual stroll through Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach from the comfort of your own home! This is a relaxing and fun way to enjoy the day without venturing outside.



View one of the many webcams located at several of our favorite Florida State Parks:



Mother’s Day Nature Presents: Visit in Person

  • Discover the beautifully cultivated grounds at The Florida Botanical Gardens. Visit their website to get a sneak peek of what’s in bloom this season! The Gardens remain open every day, 7 AM – 5 PM. Free to the public, and leashed pets welcome!



  • Leu Gardens is open with free admission until further notice. This is a perfect Mother’s Day present if you both love nature! Visit on Mother’s Day to view your favorite flowers while spending quality time together.



Florida State Parks



If you’re interested in celebrating Mother’s Day at one of Florida’s beautiful state parks, please visit the individual park page for information. Limited partial openings are available at the parks listed below:


State Parks for a Mother’s Day Nature Present




North Florida


Central Florida


South Florida


Official website: https://www.floridastateparks.org/

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FLStateParks/



Effective Monday, May 4, DEP has implemented phase one to reopen the Florida State Parks. As these parks are re-opening, DEP will be taking measures to ensure the protection of staff and the public. During this early phase of re-opening, visitors should expect limited hours, capacity, and amenities. Portions of these parks and trails have been identified that can be reopened for day-use with limited risk to visitors and staff. To reduce risk, cash transactions are limited to exact change.



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