PALM BEACH DAILY NEWS: Sculpture gardens debuts guide, scraps admission during Earth Day

Palm Beach Daily News: Written by Jan Sjostrom. April 19, 2018.

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens shelters more than 250 species of rare palms, cycads and tropical plants as well as nine of founder Ann Norton’s monumental sculptures on its 2.5 acres in West Palm Beach.
But until now, visitors might have missed a lot of what the gardens have to offer because there was no brochure to guide them through the grounds.

The Ann Norton will unveil its new Guide to the Gardens on Sunday during its Earth Day celebration. The color brochure features a history of the gardens, photographs and brief texts highlighting all the sculptures and 18 plant species as well as a map directing visitors to their locations.

Resident Cynthia Anderson and Manatee Lagoon, an FPL Eco-Discovery Center, underwrote the guide.

Anderson, an Ann Norton board member, was introduced to the gardens by her father, Leslie Rose, who is a former board member and a resident.

“It’s just charming and beautiful,” she said. “It’s a little treasure. I take everybody there when they come into town.”

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