Morikami Museum & Japanese Gardens
Morikami Museum is the largest Japanese garden in the southeast United States, with winding pathways and beautiful vistas. Visitors can pass under towering bamboo, cross over a series of bridges, or rest on one of the benches as they overlook the tranquil gardens. The peaceful surroundings invite visitors to relax and enjoy every detail along the way. An expansive tri-level terrace area with stairs that descend to the lakefront makes the Morikami a dramatic venue for any scene. The gardens are simply beautiful, combining water features, pavilions, bridges, benches, fencing, and gates that are masterfully crafted in Japanese style. The designer has created a place of peace and harmony that is a perfect backdrop for lifestyle and wellness projects.
Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands
With 100 acres of nature preserve, The Green Cay Nature Center & Wetlands is a nature lover and birdwatcher’s paradise. The action is intense in the morning hours; during the fall and winter, the boardwalk is loaded with long-lensed paparazzi posed to make the perfect image of nestmaking, hatchlings, feedings and first flights. It’s our closest Everglades “cheat” location when time will not allow a trek out west. With miles of raised boardwalk, visitors get a good look at all the nature and wildlife without getting wet.
Coconut Cove Water Park
With summer approaching, water parks are a great place to cool down and a wonderful backdrop for summer lifestyle action images. With a 1000-ft lazy river ride, water obstacle course and two four-story water slides, Coconut Cove Water Park at Burt Aaronson South County Regional Park is not to be overlooked for water activities and catalog work. The huge parking lot can accommodate most film projects along with party rooms that can be used to hold and house talent or extras. Need a bit more action? Check out the Water Ski Training Center or launch your own boat onsite. For more information on a variety of parks, visit pbcgov.org/parks.