Flower Garden  LbNA # 65747

Placed DateSep 7 2013
LocationRuby Mize Azalea Garden, Nacogdoches, TX
Found By EWin13
Last Found Apr 14 2014
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This eight-acre garden is the result of a partnership of the Stephen F. Austin State University horticulture program and members of the Nacogdoches community, nurtured by several local families who believe beautiful gardens are an important part of the education process. The garden was developed as a project of the SFA Mast Arboretum, and was begun in response to the wishes of Nacogdoches residents Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Mast, Jr. that the university beautify its eastern entrance. Construction began in an overgrown loblolly pine forest in winter 1997 and most plantings were completed 5 years later. Today, the garden contains 46 planting beds, 1.25 miles of universally accessible trails, and 50 benches. The Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden is a highlight of the Nacogdoches Azalea Trail, now in its 10th year. Special events each March include guided tours during azalea season, an annual Azalea Symposium, and a Little Miss Princess Tea Party.

Because of these activities in the Garden, please do not hunt the box in the month of March!

LOCATION: The garden lies south of SFA's Johnson Coliseum on University Drive. PARKING: 31.619915, -94.643419

Follow the path to the creek. To get to the garden cross the bridge, go through the weeping Cyprus arbor and make a sharp left. Follow along Nana Bayou, then the path curves right along a small creek. It will curve right again. You will come to a four way intersection with a bench. If no one is about stand with your right hand on the end of the bench. Curving right walk 10-11 steps along the path. Look to your right. There is a small log where a stump rotted off. The box is under the log. Retrieve the box, go back to the bench to stamp the logbook. When no one is about return the box to it's hiding place.