At Bethedsa-by-the-Sea, worship is not held just in hallowed halls but in the grace of the garden. Surrounding this historic Palm Beach church are colorful plantings of unusual tropical plants like the big leafed sea grape.
Location: Palm Beach
Fees: Free. Donations appreciated.
Open: Dawn-dusk. Cluett Memorial Garden closes at 4 PM.
This Episcopal Church in Palm Beach is surrounded by tropical trees, including Florida landscaping favorites like the royal poinciana, queen sago, and bougainvillea, unusual species like the sausage tree, and some rarer Florida natives like Geiger tree, pigeon plum, and mahogany.
Behind the church, the lively Cluett Memorial Garden invites a stroll, where the fishes – colorful koi – will follow you until you break bread with them. Find a moment of serenity here.
Guided tours are offered second and fourth Sunday after the 11 AM service for a donation.