Walter Soderberg Ericaceous Collection

Most glorious in the spring, the Walter Soderberg Ericaceous Garden is filled with the cascading colors of azaleas and rhododendrons.

Mr. Soderberg was one of the first people to help Harold Hatcher develop an abandoned lot into the beautiful garden we have today. This Ericaceous Garden is truly a hidden treasure - once a collection of shrubs sitting unnoticed a few yards from the Thomas W. Bartram Trail transformed into a blossoming area for all to enjoy.

The garden is most visible in the spring, when the azaleas and rhododendrons bloom (though a few bloom in the fall). A new woodland path was laid down off of the Thomas W. Bartram Trail with the addition of a granite legacy bench to invite more visitors to this beautiful garden spot. Take a seat, pause a moment, and enjoy the view.

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