In the 1940s, Ormond Memorial Art Museum members hired noted landscape architect Henry Stockman to design the Ormond Memorial Gardens on relict sand dunes, landscaping to accent the art museum on site. It was dedicated as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of World War II.
Location: Ormond Beach
Open: Sunrise to sunset
Natural depressions are ponds for bog and marsh plants. Flowering azaleas and ginger, sago palms and other ornamentals fill the understory beneath native trees such as southern red cedar, cabbage palm, and East Palatka holly.
It’s a fun scramble up and down the now-well-hidden dunes, complete with a waterfall plunging over a bluff. The kids will love pointing out the many turtles and frogs in the ponds, and working their way through this garden maze. The complex is now part of the Ormond Memorial Art Museum & Gardens, and you’ll find pieces of art throughout this 2.5 acre oasis as well as the art museum at the northwest corner.