Visit the Chapman Botanical Garden, honoring the esteemed 19th century botanist, doctor, and author Dr. Alvin Chapman, adjoining the Orman House State Park. Enjoy the butterfly garden, other botanical features, walkways and open spaces. The park features period lighting, seating areas, a gazebo and boardwalk. The accessible half mile loop is a peaceful natural escape located within the downtown district. A paved walkway leads to an elevated boardwalk meanders over a wetland area. Dr. Alvin Wentworth Chapman was a physician and pioneering botanist in the Southeast. He authored “Flora of the Southern United States,” the first comprehensive description of plants in any region of the U.S. outside of the northeastern states. One of the premier botanists of his time, he is credited with discovering numerous species of rare plants in Florida. Located off Market Street in the downtown district. Adjacent to the Veterans Memorial Plaza and Three Soldiers Detail, a bronze replica of the Vietnam memorial statue in Washington, D.C.
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