The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, featuring a collection of 250 species of tropical palms, is located near downtown West Palm Beach on the Intracoastal Waterway. It is an urban sanctuary featuring a historic home, artist studio, exhibition galleries and a garden with rare palms and cycads that used to be the house of sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905 -1982).
Displayed throughout the house, studio, and gardens are more than 100 works by the artist, including nine monumental sculptures, eight in brick and one in granite. The experience of coming across Norton’s mysterious monoliths as surprises in their lush green jungle-like setting is akin to discovering another world.
Plan your visit. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is located at:
253 Barcelona Rd., West Palm Beach, 33401
For information call (561) 832-5328 or visit ansg.org
Admission: Adult $15, Senior: $10, and Child/Student: $7
Saturday, October 5, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
ANSG will kick off the season with a FREE Community Open House. For one day only, the public can step through the garden gates free of charge to experience garden and exhibition tours, refreshments in the courtyard, music and some special surprises.
Visitors will also be able to view the exhibition Expanding Horizons: Nontraditional Approaches to Photography, which will be on display in the historic home. In partnership with JL Modern Photography, the exhibition will include photography featuring works by Kimiki Yoshida, Bernard Faucon and Steven Wilkes.
What to see
The Historic Home & Gallery
The home was designed in 1925 by well-known architect Maurice Fatio and features coquina pathways, pecky cypress ceilings and beautiful gardens. The home, studio and gardens were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
The Artist Studio
Ann Norton’s works in bronze, stone and wood inhabit the studio. You are invited to see larger than life models, armatures, and studies that evolved into her monumental works in granite and brick found throughout the gardens.
The Gardens & Monumental Sculptures
The Gardens represent Ann’s commitment to conservation and the preservation of a quiet retreat in the midst of a burgeoning city. The Gardens’ assemblage of over 250 rare palm species, cycads and unusual tropicals is recognized as one of the largest public collections in Florida.
ANSG is devoted to exhibiting works of other artists, preserving the founder’s studio and displaying her monumental sculptures in a secluded urban preserve where a notable collection of rare palms is continually being developed.
3rd Annual Sculpture in Motion (Nov 16 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Miles’s large-scale sculptures are prominently featured in many permanent and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and South America.