MELBOURNE, FLA. — The picturesque Florida Institute of Technology Botanical Garden is noted for the first time in the American Automobile Association (AAA)
2008 Florida Tour Book. All attractions included in the AAA travel books are inspected and evaluated by AAA representatives before a decision is made for
The Botanical Garden is open to the public daily until dusk. The tranquil preserve is designed to be a forum for horticultural display, education, research
and outreach. The campus community and visitors enjoy the garden and its flowing streams as a respite from the hubbub of local traffic and the pressures of
the workday world.
The garden features sandy uplands of pines and palmettos and a lush hammock of hardwoods, including oaks, maples, hickories and one of the most historic
and diverse collections of palms in Central Florida. Located near the Denius Student Center and Evans Library, it may be approached from either Babcock
Street or Country Club Road. There is parking on both streets. A brochure with map is available at the library reception desk.
The garden joins three other Melbourne attractions listed in the AAA guide: Brevard Museum of Art and Science, Brevard Zoo and Liberty Bell Memorial
For more information, call Evans Library at (321) 674-8086.