The Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden

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.

In the late 1960s, the Society of the Four Arts acquired three vacant lots at the corners of Royal Palm Way and Cocoanut Row with the intentions of creating a garden. The lots remained vacant until 1979 when the Four Arts invited Philip Hulitar, a prominent American couturier and Palm Beach resident, to design and plan a sculpture garden. The 2.2-acre garden opened to the public in 1980 and was named in honor of Philip Hulitar in 1988.

A place of tranquility and peace, the Philip Hulitar Sculpture Garden includes 18 sculptures by world renowned artists, some of whom are residents of South Florida. The garden has evolved over time to become an urban oasis with numerous park-like elements. In the mid 2000s, the landscape architecture firm Morgan Wheelock, Inc. added new walkways and plantings, areas of seating, an elegant plaza, a classical garden pavilion, water fountains, and a grand lawn. Other popular features include a palm grove and four pergolas, all of which enhance the presentation of the garden’s modern and contemporary sculptures.

  

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