Visit Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Visit Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Welcome to Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens, a 27-acre site located on both sides of Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda, Florida.

Soaring sculptures and spectacular gardens sit side by side in splendid accord.

As soon as you park and pay admission on the south side, pick up a free brochure and map. Right away you see the Hibiscus Garden, Banyan tree, Cactus Garden and the Staghorn Fern Grotto. Notice the 20-year old staghorn fern weighting nearly 200 pounds. Donated by Joni Thompson of Port Charlotte, it helps answer the question – where are the plants coming from? Some 3500 botanicals are in the ground so far. Many are purchased and also donations of large plants and trees are encouraged.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens has its first phases open to the public

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Sitting among the plants are large photos made for outdoor installation by Laurie Tennant, a Michigan artist and photographer. These photos are based on plants found in the Garden and will be on display through March 2018. The photo display was made possible by a grant from the Charlotte Community Foundation.

Keep your day planner open. You’ll want to come back here often.

Phases 1 & 2 opened to the public in October 2017. There is more to come, much more, including a new sculpture to be unveiled soon.

“The second week of January, 2018, a new sculpture will be dedicated,” said Rev. Bill Klossner, president of the Board of Directors for the Gardens. “We hope it is going to be the “selfie” place where people get their pictures taken.”

You notice I didn’t name the sculpture. And why is that? I’ve been sworn to silence. My lips are zipped.

But I can say, once it is unveiled, you are going to love it. Bring family, friends, a cell phone that takes photos, a camera, iPod, whatever works and click away.

Already installed on the grounds are 11 sculptures. Each one has a flair for the dramatic.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

When leaving the south side of the Gardens, crossing the street to the North side of the Gardens the “Ostriches” by Chinese sculptor Yu Zahoyang are your gigantic greeters, standing 20 feet tall and bowing at the waist.

“Steel Palm” a 21,000-pound sculpture by Boston artist Jacob Kulin is both a signature and centerpiece plus being an echo of a logo. A 50-million-year-old stone palm frond fossil is the logo for the non-profit Tetrault Family Foundation and provided the inspiration for “Steel Palm.”

Roger and Linda Tetrault, who began and fund the Gardens, have long been thinking big and thinking outside the box.

“This is their life,” Klossner said. “They worked in many places, often visited gardens plus they like art. Very few places have both.” The Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens does.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

After 10 years of planning the first two phases of the privately run Gardens are done and cover almost 11 acres. Visitors start on the south side and walk to the north side. When complete there acreage comes to 27 acres including 10 acres of waterways, wetlands and marshland plus 17 acres of Gardens. The Tetrault home and art collection are to be added.

“Their home has 200 pieces of art,” Klossner said. “The home and art collection will become part of the tour in the future.”

Art is acquired is a variety of ways – commissions or items found by the Tetrault family during their travels and also donated.

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

The first donated piece is “The Wave” by Bob Richard. He and his wife are Port Charlotte residents in winter months. His work is displayed in the Gallery Officiel Montratre Paris, France.

“The Wave” is made of African mahogany, stainless steel and white marble.

In a moment of serendipity we were visiting the Gardens on November 8, 2017, the day “The Wave” was installed. Richard and his wife Pauline were standing next the sculpture, all smiles and photographing the piece in place.

Later he sent an Email saying in part: “I must thank both Roger Tetrault and Rev. Bill Klossner for allowing me the privilege of donating one of my artistic works to the Gardens. The addition of this Garden to the City of Punta Gorda is sure to strengthen the artistic and cultural strength of the area.”

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens – a new reason to visit Punda Gorda

Quite so, and for those who are into mindfulness be sure while in the Gardens to take the boardwalk all the way to the Peace River. Along the walkway stop to admire the impressive “Keel” sculpture by Turkish artist Kemal Tufan sits in a wetland area. Made of lava rocks, “Keel” looks like an ancient ship’s hull recently excavated from the river depths. In fact it is a sculpture created in Southeast Asia and one of the pieces weights more than 5,000 pounds.

At the end of the boardwalk is a gazebo overlooking the Peace River.

“One of my favorite places is to go to the gazebo overlooking the river,” Klossner said.

Indeed. I can see why.

I give this gazebo overlook a five-star rating as a Brown Bag Place – come here to de stress, meditate, maybe bring a brown bag lunch, a sketchbook, a journal – a pair of binoculars to watch wildlife – you get the idea.


What: Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Where: 5800 Riverside Drive, Punta Gorda, Fl.

Phone: 941-621-8299

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Email: [email protected]

Admission: Single Day – ages five and under free. Students trough high school $8, Adults $12 and Seniors (65 and up $10

Good to know: Walkways are wheelchair/walker accessible. If walking comfortable shoes are a plus along with sunglasses and a hat.

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Yes, I do. Deeply. Passionately.

Just thinking about taking my dogs for walks on dirt trails shaded by tall trees or getting my wading shoes wet climbing in and out kayaks for river trips makes my feet itch.

Florida State Parks - Leon Sinks

And I confess that occasionally I slip away from work to go tuck my feet under a state park picnic table and Zen out for a while – cell phone turned off, incommunicado.

No one knows where I am but I know exactly where I am – communicating with nature – me listening, nature talking.

Good times.

Florida has 174 award-winning state parks, state trails and historic sites – these are your “go to” places for fun and adventure or those needed Zen moments.

Florida State Parks – Here are Fast Facts

  • Most Florida state parks are open 8 a.m. to sunset every day of the year. Museums and historic sites may have different hours. Always check the specific Website.
  • Entrance fees vary with a range of $4 to $10 for a vehicle up to eight people. Every park page on the Florida state parks Website has a “fees” page. Lower fees for bicyclists and walkers.
  • Individual and family annual passes available.
  • Volunteers are needed and welcome at Florida state parks. Greet visitors, conduct tours, intern, remove exotic plants or maintain a beach, waterway or trail – your own piece of natural Florida. Go to their “apply now” page and create an ID and login.

Florida State Parks - kayaking

Florida State Parks are family, senior and dog friendly

Sometimes the planned visit to a Florida state park is not quite what happens when you get there.

Like the time photographers, including me, were chosen to be part of a book entitled “24 Hours in the Life of Ocala”.

My first assignment was Silver River State Park (since renamed Silver Springs State Park). The time frame for taking photographs: from noon to noon the next day.

At the stroke of noon on the appointed day I’m sitting on a park bench, cameras ready. This trail was well known for wildlife sightings. I could see deer and raccoon prints, even a bear paw mark in the dirt.

All right, a deer or two walking by would be great. Time passed. Nothing. Well, maybe a turkey. Nothing. How about a squirrel? Nothing. Birds? Nothing. I keep lowering my expectations. Nothing.

What is up with this?

Wipeouts do not happen to photographers like Graham McGeorge. Graham shows up in the wilderness, any wilderness, and a bear promptly walks by or a bald eagle strikes a pose. Those photographs end up in National Geographic.

Two hours went by. I’m still sitting on the bench. It is the middle of the day. Any wildlife with any sense is laying low.

Then the biggest dragonfly I have ever seen landed on my hand. Its wings were iridescent, shimmering with purples, turquoises and greens. Instantly I knew its beauty couldn’t be captured in a photo. Besides, he was sitting on my camera hand.

I’m convinced the dragonfly came to deliver a message:
“Expectations blind you to what is going on around you.

Be content to be here now.”

Then he flew away.

Great advice.

Florida State Parks where wildlife may arrive for a photo opp

Early the next morning as the sun rose in the sky I’m back in the park. This time stopping by the side of the road, getting out of the car, gathering gear, slinging a camera over my shoulder, ready to walk the walk.

And there was the deer on the forest path about 30 feet away. Standing still, looking right at me, backlit from the rising sun that cast a luminous yellow edge all around its body.

Well, wonder of wonders, good morning to you too.

Oh, how I love early morning light. It is the best time of day and yes, I got the photograph.

So you see Florida state parks are places where unexpected, beautiful things can happen.

Florida state parks - silver springs

Take the episode of the leaping deer.

The day was clear and cloudless. Two dogs, one human, we are all walking together on a forest path inside the same Silver River state park. We liked coming here because this park is conveniently located just a mile from where we lived.

Tall pine trees gave off a heady fragrance. Without any warning three deer came out of the forest, all three rising up in an arc and coming back down to earth at the same time. Then they run a few more steps and leaped into the air again, connected by invisible threads and knowing just when to jump up in the air at the same time.

We stopped walking. My dogs, without hesitation or a command, sat right down to watch the show. The three deer leap across our path, crossing no more than 20 feet ahead of us, came back to earth, ran a few steps, leaping again and so it continued. The trio leaped and ran their way together across a meadow and then disappeared into the trees.

Lipizzan stallions in the ring could not have put on a better performance.

Then the three deer were gone.

I wanted to clap. The dogs wanted to keep on walking.

We never saw deer leaping again.

Perhaps you will.


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Grab flip flops, Let’s Go Visit Hollywood, Florida

Grab flip flops, Let’s Go Visit Hollywood, Florida

Let’s go to Hollywood. No, not that one in California, instead grab your flip-flops and let’s go to Hollywood, Florida.

Hollywood, Florida sign

The city of Hollywood sits on the Atlantic Ocean. It is conveniently located north of Miami and south of Fort Lauderdale. Hollywood features a famous beach promenade, cool culture, a sidewalk labyrinth and a delightful historic district.

You didn’t know all this? Neither did I until recently.

The Hollywood Boardwalk is a wide brick promenade going for 2.5 miles along the beachfront. A bike path is part of the pedestrian path. So stroll, skate, run, put it in gear and go.

There’s plenty of pizazz along the way – restaurants, gift shops, beach shops (forget your boogie board? Shades? They’ve got you covered), souvenirs of the Florida kitsch kind.

Almost every block along the Boardwalk has a shower station to wash off the sand between your toes.

Hollywood, Florida boardwalk

A band concert could accompany your stroll along the Boardwalk – lots of live music here.

Got kids? Visit Charlow Park on the Boardwalk. It even has a water fountain to splash in plus playground equipment and covered picnic areas.

Bring your own beach chairs, heck, even bring a tent and plan to stay on the beach for the day.

But first – the issue of parking, and it requires some thought. Parking on beachfront streets is pay by meter. Write down you license number. You will need it when keying the meter. They take cash or credit cards. There are also parking lots charging by the hour or day. Bottom line: no free parking at the beachfront.

Head for Historic downtown Hollywood, Florida

Shake the sand off your toes and head up Hollywood Boulevard. Your destination is historic downtown Hollywood, a sweet spot of several blocks where parking on the street is free for three hours at a time. They really want you here.

Wide sidewalks, restaurants that put their menus out on sidewalk display so you can visually sample the types of entrees and prices ahead of time, large old trees shading old brick buildings. This is a fine place to meander.

Hollywood, Florida historic downtown

Stopping at the Chocolada bakery and café, I sat under a huge awning on the sidewalk. Fans kept everyone cool. Breakfast, lunch and dinner served all the time along with live music from time to time. Hard to resist the famous bakery offerings inside, cakes and desserts – like a penguin (sponge cake dressed in black and white frosting, yes, looks like a penguin).

Next to the bakery on one side sits a Greek restaurant. On the other side there is an Irish pub. You get the picture – lots of restaurant choices.

Walk a labyrinth on Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood, Florida labyrinth

Also on Hollywood Blvd. at First Presbyterian Church 1530 Hollywood Blvd., is a small labyrinth* right next to the sidewalk. A labyrinth is not a maze. A labyrinth has one way in, one way out, no dead ends. The purpose of a maze is to find the center. The purpose of a labyrinth is to find the center of your heart. So here you are, in Hollywood, with a public, outdoors labyrinth waiting for your discovery. Go for it!

Young Circle in Hollywood, Florida has cool culture

For cool culture, head to the ArtsPark at Young Circle, a 10-acre circle roundabout and the heart of Hollywood’s downtown redevelopment.

Billed as a place were art, people and music meet, be sure to check out the ArtsPark Web site (above) for what’s playing and what art classes are going on –drop in to the Visual Arts Pavilion, see the gallery, or view glass blowing, even a martial arts class! Take in a concert at the outdoor amphitheater that seats 2,500 people.

Hollywood, Florida poinciana tree

And children want to visit the innovative playground. All this is happening in a roundabout!

The city of Hollywood resembles a multiplex theater – take your pic, all the city’s features get four stars.





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A Taste of Cuba in Historic Ybor City

A Taste of Cuba in Historic Ybor City

“History is a fragile thing,” says Max Herman, our guide with Ybor City Historic Walking Tours – a family-owned business started by his dad Lonnie Herman.

Take Ybor City as an example – a place that came to be because a rich young Spaniard chose to immigrate to Cuba and years later a hurricane prevented a plane from leaving Key West.

Centro Ybor in  historic Ybor City

About that hurricane – Don Vicente Martinez Ybor (1818-1896) was all set to board a plane to Galveston, Texas. His plan – build a cigar factory there. His cigar factory in Cuba had been successful until he sided with those who wanted a free Cuba. The Spanish told him to leave and not come back.

Next Key West seemed perfect for cigar making but workers kept missing home and skipping back to Cuba just 90 miles away.

A friend showed up at the Key West airport. He too couldn’t leave – the weather prevented that – but advised Martinez Ybor to put Texas on hold until he visited Tampa, Florida where the friend had just been. Tampa had a railroad, a port and fresh water, all ingredients for a successful cigar factory.

So a chance meeting, a delayed flight and history changes. Fragile indeed.

Historic Ybor City became the Cigar Capital of the World

In 1880 Martinez Ybor bought 40 acres of Tampa swampland, filled it in and invited competitors to build their factories alongside his. He solved the labor absentee problem by building casitas, little shotgun houses.

A casita cost $700 to build. He charged workers $700 to buy one – by taking $1.25 per week out of their pay check. Families moved in. They stayed. Italians, Cubans, Germans, Irish, immigrants from many countries arrived, worked and lived side by side.

The highest paid person in a cigar factory was the Lector – every worker contributed money from their paycheck so the Lector would read out loud – newspapers in the morning, in English, Spanish and Italian, then novels a chapter or two in the afternoon. If you wanted to know what happened next, show up for work the next day.

Martinez Ybor’s cigar factory, now owned by the Church of Scientology, has a courtyard where cigar workers once ate lunch. School for children let out at noon then they’d come to the courtyard, play while their parents worked inside the factory and listen to the Lector through the open windows.

We sat in the courtyard and marveled at how different times were then.

Martinez Ybor’s “bad” business decisions like inviting competitors to build with great loan terms, selling houses at cost – paid off big time.

Historic Ybor City casita

He didn’t live to see it but in 1927 Ybor City was named the Cigar Capital of the World.

Then the 1929 crash happened. After that cigarettes, newly available in packages, took the puff out of cigars. In a frenzy of urban renewal in the 1960s and 1970s many casitas and neighborhoods in Ybor City were bulldozed.

Still the social clubs like the Italian Club, the Cuban Club survived while some cigar factory buildings were recycled to become corporate offices and breweries.

The New Orleans architectural flavor on 7th Avenue lives on and is complemented by the contemporary Centro Ybor shopping center packed with lively dining, theaters and shopping.

Another survivor from the city’s early days – chickens. Seriously. We saw and heard roosters, hens and babies. They are protected. You can’t even pick up their eggs.

Ybor City is designated as a National Historic Landmark District

Ten blocks of Ybor City are designated as a National Historic Landmark District. Our walking tour, 90 minutes at an easy pace, does a big circle of this district. Cost: $20 for Adults $10 for Children 6-12 FREE for Children 5 & under. Payment is in cash. Reservations are required – To make a reservation call 813-505-6779. You receive a text or e-mail confirmation.

Cuban Club in Historic Ybor City

Max’ narrative is fun and informative and he knows every shady spot to stand – perfect on a hot summer day.

We stopped at the only three remaining casitas – on a block that also houses the Ybor City Museum State Park, open Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $4 for an adult. Tours of the one casita owned by the park take place on the hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

The museum itself used to house the Ferlita Bakery, famous for its Cuban bread. Max shows us a nail next to the front door of the museum’s casita. Every casita had a similar nail by the front door. Early in the morning runners from the bakery would run up the steps, slap a big loaf of Cuban bread on the nail, and run to the next house to do the same slap.

Slapping bread on nails may be gone but Cuban bread remains hugely popular.

After the tour I visited La Segunda Central Bakery and held open the door for a person carrying a three-foot long loaf of Cuban bread out the door under their arm. And while I waited for my Cuban sandwich to go, more loaves of Cuban bread walked out the door under arms.

Historic Ybor City foodie alert

No Ybor City foodie alert is complete without mentioning the original Columbia restaurant that opened its doors in 1910. The same family, five generations, runs the entire operation of five restaurants around the state.

Come to the Columbia in Ybor City for the food, stay for the Flamingo dancing. Call 813-248-4961 for flamenco show reservations.

Jose Marti park in Historic Ybor City

The most surprising “factoid” of our 90-minute tour was learning that a piece of land, a former family home, belongs to Cuba. The family willed it to Cuba. It is Cuba soil and has been since 1956. This site was the home where Cuban national hero Jose Marti stayed. Due to decay the home was removed but a mini-park exists here.

A piece of Cuba in Historic Ybor City

So, think about this – you can visit Cuba without leaving the United States. The little park has a Marti statue and trees with plaques from each Cuban province. Max told us the soil used for each tree comes from that particular Cuban province.

And back to that young Spaniard who immigrated to Cuba. Who was that? It was Vicente Martinez Ybor who came from a rich Spanish family. At the age of 14 he traveled alone to Cuba. Sounds really daring, until we learned from Max that Spain had mandatory military service. Rich families sent their male children to faraway places.

Martinez Ybor did well in Cuba, learned cigar making, started his own factory and the rest, as they say, is history.

Max is right. History is fragile. A turn here, a weather event there and history changes.

Visit Ybor City. Take the Historic Ybor City Walking Tour. Step back in time while enjoying the present.


What are you doing Tuesday, July 11?

Mark your calendar. At 11 a.m. come meet with award-winning author Lucy Tobias at Bookstore1’s new location at 12 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota. If you haven’t been here yet, it is well worth a visit, beautiful building and great selection of books, magazines, cards, and writing materials. Lucy will be signing her award-winning books and doing a book reading – oh, and hugs are free. You can RSVP here


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Sunken Gardens Grows Lush and Exotic

Sunken Gardens Grows Lush and Exotic

Two words perfectly describe Sunken Gardens in St. Petersburg  – lush and exotic.

What, you say, is it still there? Oh yes, Sunken Gardens, an old Florida family roadside attraction, is still alive and thriving right in the middle of a traffic jammed city.

Who knew a sinkhole could be so beautiful?

Ever so long ago, George Turner Sr. did. He was a hybrid kind of guy, a plumber who was also an avid gardener. Think about that. Perhaps only this unique combination of talents let him have visions where everyone else saw a piece of property with a shallow lake that had filled an ancient sinkhole.

Sunken Gardens has waterscapes and exotic plants

In 1903 he bought that four-acre property and drained the sinkhole exposing super rich soil. Just what every gardener wants – super rich soil. Turner knew this soil was perfect for growing exotic plants and fruits from all over the world. So the entire sinkhole became his dream canvas.

And the plumber side of Turner got to go wild. Turner build waterscapes everywhere – ponds, waterfalls, meandering water connections. They are still here today, recycling the water. I would have loved to know this man in person – such a dreamer and doer.

Sunken Gardens

By 1935 the doors opened to Turner’s Sunken Gardens. People paid .25 cents to see all the exotic plants, papayas, citrus, Royal palms and bougainvilleas.

In 1967 the World’s Largest Gift Shop opened. That building, now restored, is the entrance to Sunken Gardens. In 1998 Sunken Gardens was designated a local historic landmark. Purchased by the City of St. Petersburg in 1999, city staff does a super job of keeping Sunken Gardens lush and tropical, promoting Sunken Gardens as a wedding venue and hosting events here.

If a place is truly tropical then exotic birds can’t be far away. Parrots in cages drawn bird enthusiasts but the showstopper has to be their flock of Chilean flamingos. Exotic indeed.

New to Sunken Gardens – a flock of Chilean flamingos

The Flamingos Forever Committee raised the money to bring these beauties here. Not your bright pink flamingo, these birds are delicate shades of orange. Get our your cameras. Run the video.

When I arrived the flamingos were waiting to be fed, all on full alert with heads held high. Coming back a half hour later most had their heads tucked under their wings, mealtime over.

Sunken Gardens flamingos

A few observations:

Hardly need a hat here. The walkways are crowded on both sides with tall vegetation casting shadows across the pavement.

Consider bringing a small hand towel. It does get humid down in the sinkhole (the low point is 15 feet below street level). Sunken Gardens is, after all, tropical to the 10th degree.

Flowers in bloom – all ready for their close ups. No makeup needed.

Get the brochure. Carry it with you. It includes a map of the walkways with numbered stations and their names. Can’t get lost, it is a meandering circle walk.

Sunken Gardens flower

I wasn’t going to sit on the Growing Stone (perhaps a relative of the Blarney Stone?), a fossilized limestone found in the center of the sinkhole. Not until I read that legend has it that if you sit on the Growing Stone you will be granted tranquility, inner harmony and the talent to make things grow.

Make things grow? That did it. My buns found that stone and stayed sitting there for a good fine minutes.

Can’t hurt, might help.

The sign also noted that the Growing Stone is always on the Sunken Gardens first day tour for new employees. It is a tradition.

Sunken Gardens is tropical to the 10th degree

On an upper level I found an extensive butterfly garden. A sign said this would be the site of a future Children’s Garden. Sitting on an alcove bench I watched butterflies visiting red and white Pentas, milkweed, pipe vine and plumbago. A pleasant place designed for some Zen moments.

Behind a low wall past the Butterfly Garden lies a small desert area with three boxes, homes for tortoises. The day I visited no tortoises made an appearance. But there is a low step on the other side of the wall for children to look over, so I’m assuming there are times when the turtles appear.

What you need to know

Sunken Gardens, 1825 4th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704. Phone: 727-551-3102.

Web site:

Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (age 62 and up), $4 children (ages 2-11)

Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sunday noon to 4:30 p.m.

Parking: Free.


Upcoming Events

Lucy with books

Lucy Tobias

Signing at Bookstore1 Sarasota, 12 South Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL phone 941-365-7900

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017, at 11:00 am


Click here to RSVP


SUMMERTIME/LOCALTIME. Come to the bookstore to meet the author of three books: 50 Great Walks in Florida, Florida Gone Wild(er) and Mar Margaret Manatee: the adventures of a young Florida manatee (in English and Spanish).

Lucy Beebe Tobias is an award-winning author, photojournalist and illustrator creating lively and engaging books on environment, exploration and ecology. Her writing is family focused, senior welcoming and always eco-friendly. Tobias is a former newspaper reporter and photographer for the New York Times Regional Group. She served as Authentic Florida Expert for Visit Florida with blogs, stories and videos. She lives in Sarasota and if you see a tall woman walking a Welsh Corgi it is probably Lucy.

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