Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, Inc. is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) operating foundation established in 1977 by the prominent sculptor Ann Weaver Norton (1905-1982). The organization is devoted to exhibiting works of other artists, preserving the founder’s studio, historic home and displaying her monumental sculptures in a secluded urban preserve where a notable collection of rare palms is continually being developed.
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AndreaUbok
Florida2,702 contributions
Nov 2020 • Couples
We drove to a residential area and parked on the street walking in to Ann Norton‘s home. We paid our admission of $12 it’s reduced for children and seniors & were given a little bit of information about Ann along with the map. We saw lots of lush foliage and the massive brick sculptures tucked along the path. Ann’s studio is closed we were told that it needed renovation.
Written November 18, 2020
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Thank you for visiting the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and the lovely review and five star rating!
Written May 18, 2021
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,637 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Enjoyable visit although we though it a bit pricey at $15 entrance fee as there are actually only nine Ann Norton sculptures, plus a few smaller models in her studio.

All the sculptures are very large brick 'gateways' set in a lovely tropical garden, which we enjoyed as much as the sculptures. However, it was disappointing that none of the staff could tell us anything about Norton's inspiration for them and why they were the focus of the garden.

You don't need to be an art aficionado to enjoy a visit here and whilst we liked Norton's works, we actually preferred the current temporary sculpture exhibitition by Jim Rennart.

Visitors might also like to note that there is small on site cafe - very pretty setting in the garden. Appealing albeit small menu but again quite expensive at set price of $24 for an entree, which includes a small bowl of soup.

Free parking is available roadside.
Written March 6, 2020
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Thank you for the thoughtful review and wonderful rating!
Written May 18, 2021
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,100 contributions
Feb 2020
Last week my wife and I joined another couple for a visit to this 2 acre sculpture garden and home/museum in the historic El Cid residential neighborhood along the Intra Coastal. We has been there once before but our friends had not. The art on display now includes comedic monumental sculptures in the garden and a very clever and whimsical rendition of the ocean floor made entirely from plastic bits found on the seabed. It's fun to discover just exactly what the items shown are actually made of. There is a small cafe; I'd advise getting a reservation for lunch as seating is very limited.
Written February 12, 2020
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Thank you for the lovely review and wonderful rating!
Written February 18, 2020
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David S
Saint Louis, MO317 contributions
Apr 2022
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ansg.org) is located in a residential neighborhood and partially housed in the home Ann Norton lived in with her husband Ralph Norton a wealthy business man and art collector. The grounds are generous and Norton built a large studio on the property behind the home.

The gardens are filled with Norton's work, much of which are massive brick - cubist inspired pieces. There is one major piece that is a grouping of people that is more literal and figurative.

The landscape work is beautiful and immaculately maintained - better than some botanical gardens.

Inside the home, on the first floor, they had a show that was predominately paintings. The home serves strictly as gallery, entry, and offices it is not set up to show how the Norton's lived. We would have liked to seen a history and pictures of Norton and her husband to put context around the site and to learn more about Ann Norton as a person and sculpture.

The cost of admission was $15 per person. Their were no tours, guides or docents.

I would recommend the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden to art lovers, sculpture lovers, and people that like well maintained very small gardens. Others may not enjoy this place or feel the cost is justified.

What you see in the photos is accurate.

Enjoy!
Written April 8, 2022
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Brooklyn478
Brooklyn, NY353 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
I absolutely loved this small museum and outstanding sculpture garden. Ann Norton’s sculpture studio was fascinating to see and wander around. Everything was so beautiful and artful. I’ve been to the Norton Museum many times so this was a treat to see their home and artist space.
Written February 17, 2022
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Vicki M
51 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This was my first visit and I would highly recommend it if you enjoy looking at tropical gardens and large sculptures. Special piece of West Palm history. I visited during the Bradley Theodore exhibit which was enjoyable. Great activity on a beautiful day.
Written May 28, 2022
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Bibi H
Toronto, Canada58 contributions
Feb 2021
What an education for me! So much to learn about palms and cycads plus the restored monumental sculptures of Ann Norton were stunning. A diminutive woman with colossal ideas. I enjoyed strolling around the garden and chancing upon sculptures, a meditation pond, a reflective pool, and just an overall peaceful, tranquil place. Nancy the receptionist was gracious, friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. A very pleasant experience.
Written March 14, 2021
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Thank you for the excellent rating and review! We are so glad you visited the Gardens and enjoyed your time here.
Written May 18, 2021
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Dropsojup
Shreve, OH414 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
First I am going to start by saying we know nothing about art, it is not something we usually would visit. However, being in the area and seeing some good reviews of this location we decided to stop and were not disappointed. The outdoors is a gorgeous well landscaped area and the sculptures were great to view in the setting. We went pretty fast through the indoors exhibits as water painting and ceramics are not our thing, however they were pretty and I am sure many would spend plenty of time reading about each piece. Street parking is free.
Written February 28, 2020
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We are so glad you stopped by! Thank you for the lovely review.
Written February 29, 2020
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Herb M
Rockport, MA376 contributions
Feb 2020
We had visited the Norton Museum several times, but had never visited the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden - this year we visited both. I expected the house to be part of the tour, but there is very little to see there; and the house is not really special - but the land is very special with two acres facing the inter-coastal. The garden is a tropical garden with heavy plantings of palms, ferns and other plants. Among these dense tropical gardens are the sculptures, mostly the brick designs of Ann Norton, but also pieces by other artists. The brick Norton pieces are very large, and are perfectly suited to the setting, so this is a good place to view them. It is hard to picture them in a typical museum, both because of their large scale and their rustic character (plain brick). If you like gardens, and like art, the Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is a good combination of the two.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you for the thoughtful review and wonderful rating.
Written February 18, 2020
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Ken S
4 contributions
Nov 2020
I have Ming and Ching antiques for incredibly cheap prices thanks to the wonderful pre-Christmas Festival of Trees donations sale here. I'm not excited about Christmas trees, but the sale at the tree festival has furnished my apartment wonderfully. Normally, it's before Christmas, in November. I watch the website. Covid ruined this year, of course. And the displays are amazing, if you like Christmas displays.
Written December 31, 2020
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