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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens: West Palm Beach, Florida

There is a great place I like to go to called The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, located at 253 Barcelona Road in West Palm Beach.

On July 26, 1990, The Norton House was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The historic home & gardens are located in the El Cid Historic District, with expansive views of the Intracoastal Waterway. The home was designed in 1925 by well-known architect Maurice Fatio and features coquina pathways, pecky cypress ceilings and beautiful gardens.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens consists of the Norton House and 1.7-acre property, and features over 100 sculptures scattered throughout the property by Ann Weaver Norton (1905–1982), the second wife and widow of Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875–1953). The sculptures are displayed in the house, studio and gardens, which feature over 300 species of tropical palms. Ralph Hubbard Norton was the founder of the Norton Museum of Art.

The sculptures are displayed in her 1925 historic home, in her garden and in her art studio.

The view of the Intercoastal waterway is just pristine!

The gardens feature over 300 species of tropical palms. Her husband, Ralph Hubbard Norton, was the founder of the Norton Museum of Art. You can wander thru Ann's art studio too.

The restaurant was like being at a garden party. The luncheon service features soups ($6), salads ($12), grilled paninis and desserts, alongside beverages, including great Coffee.

Expect an ambiance typical of Mrs. Norton’s Southern hospitality: White table linens, beautiful china and carefully arranged place settings for the perfect tableau for a delicious meal.

You can have lunch in the back yard garden and it is just lovely!! And not even expensive. It is such a great place to relax, wander around and sit and have a nice meal.


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