Established as a Gilded Age playground by the sea by Henry Flagler, Palm Beach has enjoyed a certain measure of exclusivity for the past century. However, this tropical enclave offers some pleasant niches where you can immerse yourself in nature.
Trails and Parks in Palm Beach
- Ann Norton Sculpture Garden- One of the largest palm collections in the United States is the backdrop for the oversized works of sculptor Ann Norton on this 1.7 acre estate adjoining her former home and studio in West Palm Beach.
- Bethesda-by-the-Sea- 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.
- Four Arts Gardens- Designed in 1938 as demonstration gardens by the Garden Club of Palm Beach to show the diversity of tropical plants available for landscaping in the region, the Four Arts Gardens offer a peaceful retreat from the surrounding downtown area.
- Pan’s Garden- Established in 1994 to celebrate the beauty of Florida's native tropical plants, Pan's Garden hides in the midst of the tony downtown Palm Beach business and shopping district, with several entrances to let visitors slip in for a moment's rest.