Alfred B. and Louise Maclay first planted these beautiful ornamental gardens in 1923, after they purchased the property for their winter home. The gardens are a masterpiece of floral architecture, featuring a picturesque brick walkway, a secret garden, a reflection pool, a walled garden and hundreds of camellias and azaleas. Lake Hall provides opportunities for swimming, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and boating with and without motors. Pavilions and grills along the lake shore provide the perfect setting for a picnic, while walking enthusiasts are provided two short nature trails that meander through the woods overlooking the lake. Hikers, bicyclists and equestrians can enjoy five miles of shared-use trails and five miles of designated biking trails winding through the woods surrounding Lake Overstreet, located on park property adjoining the gardens.