Gardens and Groves in Central Florida

The Gardens and Citrus Groves of Polk County

Orange blossoms at the UF Citrus Research and Education Center

If you set a map of Florida up on a dart board, a seasoned player will easily be able to get a dart to hit right smack on Central Florida and probably will be able to make the bull’s eye, money shot right on Polk County. Polk County is the quiet, relaxed, laid-back neighbor to the boisterous, bustling, touristy Orlando and Kissimmee (Orange County) areas to the east and northeast . Close enough for an Orlando fling when the feeling strikes, Polk County is just a 1 hour drive from the Disney resort area. Polk County has many surprises beyond being an ideal home base or “bedroom community.” The area does have the ability to steal a little daytime fun away from Orlando too.

Polk County, Florida was named for

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