Eden Garden State Park Film Series Includes Frogs in Oct.

September 25, 2014 by Teresa Lischka

The Friends of Eden Gardens State Park presents the first ever Eden's Vintage Florida Film Series this October. Films will be shown on the lawn and under the live oaks near the stage along the shore of Tucker Bayou. All movies being presented were filmed in Florida, namely the finale film (Oct. 29), Frogs which was filmed at Eden Gardens State Park.

The event is free with park admission. Bring your chairs, blankets, and loved ones and enjoy the movies under the stars. Costumes are welcome! Refreshments available.

Films series schedule:

Wed, Oct 1, 6:30pm
Filmed in Clearwater, FL

Wed, Oct 15, 6:30pm
Creature from the Black Lagoon 
Filmed in Wakulla Springs, FL

Wed, Oct 29, 6:30pm
Filmed at Eden Gardens State
Park Free mansion tours from 4-6pm to see where the movie was filmed.

Frogs is a 1972 horror film starring Sam Elliott, Ray Milland and Joan Van Ark. The film falls into the "eco-horror" category since it tells the story of an upper-class U.S. Southern family who are victimized by several different animal species, including snakes, birds, and lizards, as well as the occasional butterfly. Nature, the movie suggests, may be justified in exacting revenge on this family because of its patriarch's abuse of the local ecology.

The film was shot in Walton County, Florida, on the Emerald Coast in and around the Wesley House, an old southern mansion located in Eden Gardens State Park in the town of Point Washington, situated on Tucker Bayou off Choctawhatchee Bay.


Our favorite SoWal State Park for taking a break from the beach is the spectacular Eden Gardens State Park on Tucker Bayou in Point Washington. Drive straight up Scenic Hwy 395 from Seagrove Beach, across Hwy 98 and you'll see the entrance up on the left.

The focal point of the park is the Wesley house, a beautifully renovated, two-story house with elegant white columns and wraparound porch complete with rocking chairs. Surrounded by moss-draped live oaks and ornamental gardens, the Wesley house inspires visions of hoop skirts and landed gentry. It's a favorite place for weddings and other events, and includes a covered stage for performances, a large screened pavilion, and bricked areas under the oaks for giant event tents.

Learn More at

Check out the Eden Gardens State Park Photo Gallery for lots of great photos of the park, including some from last week on a perfect SoWal Spring day!


Teresa Lischka's picture

A Birmingham native, Teresa could never get enough of the beach so she moved to SoWal as soon as she could. She loves sharing all things SoWal with the world.

Add comment