Pan's Garden

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Florida's first all-native botanical garden was established in 1994 by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Pan’s Garden takes its name from the bronze statue of Pan of Rohallion that graces the garden’s entrance pool. Designed by Frederick MacMonnies in 1890, the statue depicts Pan – the ancient god of shepherds who protects and guards the flocks – in idealized human form playing his enchanted pipe of reeds. It is a fitting name and symbol for a garden that serves to protect and showcase Florida’s indigenous plants and the wildlife they support.

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The half acre garden designed by SMI Landscape Architecture consists exclusively of native trees, shrubs, grasses and wild flowers, many of which are endangered. These are incorporated into upland and wetland areas designed to display their naturally occurring relationships to one another. 

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A significant feature of Pan’s Garden is the Casa Apava wall. The historic tile wall, which dates to the 1920s, was saved from the Casa Apava estate on South Ocean Boulevard and forms a dramatic backdrop for the western boundary of the garden.

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The Foundation offers interdisciplinary educational programs for grades K-12 during the school year. Visit our Education page for more information.

Location

386 Hibiscus Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
(561) 832-0731, ext. 113

Garden Hours

Monday-Sunday 10 am-4 pm
Occasionally closed for maintenance and private events.

Visitors are requested to observe CDC social distancing guidelines. 

Volunteer Opportunity

If you are interested in volunteering in the Garden, please contact the Director of Horticulture, Susan Lerner, at slerner@palmbeachpreservation.org.

Photography Policy

Pan's Garden offers a beautiful setting for professional photographs.  All sessions must be scheduled in advance and require a $100 per hour fee.  Sessions must end by 4:45 pm.  For more information, please contact the Advancement Associate, Sarah Ortiz-Monasterio, at smonasterio@palmbeachpreservation.org.