The Four Arts Botanical Gardens

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission is free of charge

In conjunction with the reopening of public parks, golf courses, and tennis centers in Palm Beach County and the Town of Palm Beach, beginning May 1, The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden and Four Arts Botanical Gardens, will be open. The gardens will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting.

The reopening of our gardens comes with restrictions. Per county ordinance, groups of more than 10 will not be permitted to enter the gardens. Visitors are asked to adhere to CDC guidelines while in the gardens or on The Four Arts campus, which includes the wearing of face masks or coverings while also maintaining six feet of distance from anyone outside their household.

Members, guests, and visitors are reminded that there are no public bathrooms available for use in the gardens and that the buildings at The Four Arts will remain closed until further notice in accordance with prior precautions surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic. Photo permits will not be issued.

The Garden Club of Palm Beach manages and maintains the Four Arts Botanical Gardens. Originally designed in 1938, the Botanical Gardens are demonstration gardens that educate residents and visitors about the diversity of plants that thrive in South Florida’s climate. The gardens are divided into themed spaces that reflect popular architectural and planting styles in the area: Chinese Garden, Fragrant Moonlight Garden, Palm Garden, Bromeliad Garden, Jungle Garden, Spanish Facade Garden, Formal Garden, Tropical Garden, and Madonna Garden.

 Over the years, the gardens have changed and evolved. They fell into disrepair during World War II, but Richard K. Webel, a landscape architect with the firm of Innocenti & Webel, redesigned the gardens into “small garden rooms” in the mid-1950s. Fifty years later, Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne roared through Palm Beach County and Hurricane Wilma caused further damage in 2005. The Four Arts used these weather events as an opportunity to create a new vision for the Botanical Gardens by adjoining them to the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden. With the assistance of Garden Club members, landscape architect Morgan Wheelock designed a new garden that opened in 2007.

  

 

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