Windows – Robert Wick
Oracle – Jerome Fogle
In Flux: Persistence – Brad Hunter
Hollis Garden located at 702 East Orange Street in Lakeland. Throughout the garden neatly pruned bushes surround the fountains, sculptures and runnels. Classical music in the background as you walk by “Windows” a sculpture by Robert Wick in the Tropical Room, “Oracle” a sculpture by Jerome Fogle in the Yellow Room and “In Flux: Persistence” a sculpture by Brad Hunter in the White Room.
A cavern behind the gazebo shaped like a canopy with a fountain and a lily pond. Red Maple, Andover American elm and a Helen Keller Water Oak along a winding path. Many native plants provide habitat in the secluded butterfly garden.
Sit in the gazebo and look out towards Lake Mirror. Feel the breeze while sitting on a bench looking out at the lake or walk along the promenade. Surrounded by beauty a day well spent. Entrance to the garden is free.
Waterhouse Residence Museum located at 820 Lake Lily Drive in Maitland. Five generations of the Waterhouse family lived on the 1 1/2 acre site until 1989 when they sold the house to the City of Maitland. The house, a Victorian frame vernacular built in the early 1880s listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
An end table in the parlor and a dining room table all original pieces. A courting couch, a man and woman’s chair all period furniture as well as the rest of the furniture throughout the house.
Walking through the house our docent gave an interesting account of the early residents. Miss Stella, as the locals fondly called her wrote how the journey from New York took five days and what she encountered. William Waterhouse served as a soldier in the Union Army. His medal taken by a prison guard while a prisoner at Andersonville and returned 40 years later.
The mourning wreath encased in glass in the sewing room. The Victorian custom of when family members died a lock of hair taken for remembrance and weaved into a wreath.
Only one fireplace in the house located in the back parlor. The back parlor mainly used for family gatherings. Some of William Waterhouse’s tools on display in the carpenter’s shop. The carpenter’s shop made into a bungalow for Stella when her brother Charles and his family moved into the house. Prices and hours of operation are on the website.