United States of America, Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Pan's Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
This six-tenth of an acre site in Palm Beach is devoted to Florida native plants and includes both upland and wetland habitats. The garden takes its name from a statue of Pan of Rohallion, designed by Frederick William MacMonnies, 1863-1937 in 1890, which graces the entrance pool. Another feature is the Casa Apava tile wall, rescued from an estate on South Ocean Boulevard. The garden's plantings of more than one-half acre include more than 300 species of native plants, many of which are endangered. Cultivars of native species are planted in seasonal displays as a means of highlighting choices for home gardening. Featured plants include a 100-year-old live oak, orchids, bromeliads, and a host of ever-blooming species.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: the Corwin family (former owners, ca. 1920s-1930s); the Masson family (former owners, ca. 1940s-1992); Sanchez & Maddux (landscape architects, 1992 to date); Leslie Divoll (architect, 1992 to date); Eric Stormer (horticulturist, 1994-1997); and Darrin Duling (garden coordinator, 1998 to date).
The folder includes a worksheet with a landscape plan sketch and a brochure about the garden. The garden is noted for its focus on Florida's native plants and for its siting in the midst of an urban environment.