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“Food for the soul”

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
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Owner description: The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The organization is devoted to exhibiting works of other artists, preserving the founder’s studio, historic home and displaying her monumental sculptures in a secluded urban preserve where a notable collection of rare palms is continually being developed.
West Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Food for the soul”
Reviewed 11 March 2013

The Ann Norton Scultpure Gardens is a unique place. One can walk around and see her mammoth sculptures, or peruse the interior which always has an art display of either one artist or a collection of several. On one visit, they were preparing for a party and I could just imagine holding my daughter's wedding there. What a lovely place.

Visited March 2013
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Chiang Mai, Thailand
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111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Hidden gem of WPB”
Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

You could easily miss this driving up Flagler but we caught sight of it the week before and were so glad we went back to check it out.
The $7 entrance fee is well worth it. we were greeted by a lovely lady who gave us the history of the building and Ann Nortons life before setting us loose in the gardens with a map. As well as the interesting sculptures and the artists studio,the grounds are well kept and feature many varieties of Palm trees. The garden is a beautifully quiet space with cool shaded areas on a hot day.Back in the house is a monthly changing collection of art which this month featured works by Picasso, Degas, Braque and Rodin. The house is a cool oasis after the garden and beautifully preserved.
Coming from Europe it's easy to be blasé about culture but this is a little gem right in the heart of West Palm Beach.

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Sanford, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“a quiet afternoon.”
Reviewed 29 December 2012

If you are not a beach goer this is aperfect place to come and sit and spend a few hours.The garden design is fabulous as are the sculpures. I spend a good relaxing hoour and a half there a good afternoon

Visited December 2012
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Lovely! Located next to El Cid, a historical residential area.”
Reviewed 27 December 2012

Easily accessible from Palm Beach or it is in West Palm Beach.
Always, a pleasant place to visit and enjoy the works of art. At Christmas, there are a series of Christmas trees, each done with its own theme. Creativity and serenity reign in this space.

Visited November 2012
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Stuart Fl
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fabulous Norton Sculpture Gardens”
Reviewed 23 October 2012

At first it is a little startling to see statuary in the midst of big old trees, shrubs and flowers! It is a beautiful garden, and it always seems that there is something new, even though what it really means is I missed something last time - always worth a repeat visit.

Visited November 2011
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