Posts Tagged ‘Quincy’

Maclay State Gardens

Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Potted Flowers near the Reflection Pool at Maclay Gardens

The reflecting pool at Maclay Gardens

While much of the country is blanketed in snow, flowers are blooming at the Maclay Gardens and State Park in Quincy, Florida. Expect lots of colorful blossoms through April, particularly in mid-to-late March. The Maclay home is also open for tours at this time.

Alfred B. Maclay was a successful New York financier. He and his wife kept a summer home in Quincy (today perhaps they would have simply stayed in a lovely Quincy Florida Bed and Breakfast). First planted in 1923 by the financier and his wife Louise, the gardens feature thousands of mature plantings on hundreds of acres. (more…)

Business as Usual in Quincy

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Quincy is a business hub in Northwest Florida, and Quincy Bed and Breakfasts readily welcome business travelers.

Quincy is located in Gladson County, midway between Pensacola, on the northwest border of Florida, and Jacksonville, far to the northeast. It became an important hub in the 1820’s, when these two cities shared responsibility for governing Florida and it was clear that a more central location was necessary. Nearby Tallahassee is the capital of Florida today, but Quincy is the site of the first legislative buildings in this part of Florida. It has been an important Florida city since that time. (more…)

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