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Address: 253 Barcelona Rd, West Palm Beach, FL 33401-7707
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+1 561-832-5328
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Wed - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
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The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3)...

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.

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An oasis on a hot day

Beautiful sculpture garden. The art work is very interesting and the grounds are beautifully taken after. A calm and refreshing place to walk around.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Stamford
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Stamford
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful sculpture garden. The art work is very interesting and the grounds are beautifully taken after. A calm and refreshing place to walk around.

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Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. More 

Angola
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

The sculptures that were done by Ann Norton were very good, but there were a very limited number there. Two other artists were featured, and while they were good, I really wanted to see more of Norton's work. The two acres on which the garden path wanders are utilized well, and there are plenty of benches to sit and ponder... More 

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Thank you for visiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens. We are so sorry you were disappointed not to see more of Ann's works. We take tremendous pride in preserving Ann's legacy and her work. Were you able to visit Ann's room in the house where we have over 50 of her small pieces, her children's books as well as some... More 

New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 380 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

This is a breath of fresh air in its elegance and simplicity. A delightful place to visit and see the manicured groom and and lovely statues. Admission is pretty lame w at $8 for seniors and offers a respite from the din of trafficking c and confusion around. Good spot to get away from

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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

How lucky are we to have these beautiful gardens in Palm Beach County. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend the morning walking the 2+ acre paths of serentity surrounded by fabulous sculptures. It was also a joy to learn the history of Ann Norton and visit her studio which felt as if she was still present... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A little different than what I expected. Beautiful grounds and a treasure to be maintained. While some of the sculptures were not my cup of tea I found tranquility and beauty none the less. The staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. They even helped me to get more information on the fabulous Dutch Pipe vine they have planted there.

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Sugar Land
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This was originally AnnNorton's home and is on the intercoastal. She filled her backyard with sculptures. There are sculptures by two other artists also on display. Definitely worth the time to stroll this lovely garden.

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Boston, MA
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I saw this advertised in a book about Palm Beach so we thought we'd go look. My husband I were both amazed at how beautiful the gardens are and how interesting the sculpture. Exhibits change periodically. The day we visited, sculptures of guest exhibitors Todd McGrain and Sophie Ryder were interspersed among Ann Norton's mythic sculptures. Each of the artists... More 

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

On a quiet unassuming street inthe El CID residential neighborhood of West Palm Beach is a home on the National Historic Registry. Owned by Ralph and Ann Norton it has been turned into a museum gallery and sculpture garden. Inside, you'll find exhibitions of both two & three dimensional works of art in multiple rooms that change several times during... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

We thought we might have had the wrong address given we were on a quiet residential street. The signage for the sculpture garden is very, very discreet so we assumed it was some kind of neighborhood restriction. However, it does add to the feeling of it being a private residence to which we are given "special access." The property is... More 

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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

I really appreciated not only Ann Norton's sculptures but those of Sophie Ryder and Todd McGrain's Lost Bird Project. I spent a good amount of time viewing Todd's prints/drawings and reading about his research on these extinct birds. The gardens themselves are amazing and full of unique trees and plants. You can wander the short paths to study the sculpture... More 

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