Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day, a day dedicated to educating the public and to help end pollution. The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens in West Palm Beach is hosting an Earth Day event this Sunday from 11 am to 3 pm.
The family friendly event plans to bring important local organizations together that are dedicated to protecting the environment and raising awareness in our communities. The event will also feature fun activities for the whole family including a Discovery Hunt and interactive learning stations.
The Earth Day celebration that was held last year has now been revamped for this year featuring several members from the Loggerhead Marinelife Center, South Florida Science Center and Aquarium, Manatee Lagoon, and other organizations will be at the event to explain the importance of protecting the environment. The event is free and open to the community.
During the Earth Day celebration, The Ann Norton will unveil its new Guide to the Gardens to celebrate and point out the history and information about the plants and sculptures throughout the gardens. The gardens mission is to be an urban retreat for people and wildlife and to showcase art in its natural setting.
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is part of The Norton House, a historic home in West Palm Beach, and home to Ann Norton and Ralph Norton, founder of the Norton Museum of Art. The Sculpture Gardens feature over 100 sculptures by Ann Norton that are displayed throughout the house, gardens, and studio. The gardens feature over 300 tropical palms, and the largest rare and native plant collection north of Miami. The home, studio, and gardens were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.
Today, the home, studio, and gardens are opened to the public every Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Members are free for admission, and adults are $15 dollars and children are $7 dollars. Students and Seniors can receive discounted tickets with an ID. Group tours are available upon request.
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens is located at 253 Barcelona Road in West Palm Beach.
Other Earth Day events throughout Palm Beach County include:
Beach Cleanups: Starting Friday, April 20th, click here to view the schedule
West Palm Beach Celebrates Earth Day at the last Green Market of the season: Saturday, April 21st from 9 am to 1 pm
Free Earth Day and Arbor Day at the Wellington Amphitheater: Saturday, April 21st from 4 pm to 7 pm, Free concert starting at 7:30 pm by a Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band
Earth Day at Daggerwing Nature Center: Saturday, April 21st from 10 am to 2 pm
Boca Raton Children’s Museum: Saturday April 21st from 10 am to 12:30 pm
Party for the Planet at the Palm Beach Zoo: Sunday, April 22nd from 11 am to 3 pm