Ringling Museum of Art Garden

Ringling Museum of Art Garden

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When you visit The The Ringling, take a leisurely stroll in the Bayfront Garden. The Ringling Bayfront Garden is a treasure of humanity, surprising as a work of art. In the Mable Ringling rose garden, the statue of a beloved couple is watching. The shadow of the magnificent banyan tree. The extravagant nature of the Garden of the Dwarves inspires joy. In “Secret Garden”, the king of the circus echoed the past the last time he fell asleep. Enjoy the cool breeze along the bay waterfront and the Millennium Tree Trail. This is a place created by nature and designed by humans.

Circle Botanical Garden

The Ringling Arboretum is located on the grounds of the Ringlingling House, a woodland covering an area of ​​66 acres, including museums, theaters, historic buildings and unique gardens. The botanical garden has more than 2,350 trees, representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally important trees. Ringling Arboretum is ArbNet’s Level II certification. Explore the ring with Treekeeper

The Ringling Arboretum’s mission is to provide a tree-bound environment to inspire, educate and entertain visitors.

Goals and goals

►Protect and care for the trees currently living in the botanical garden space.
Integration and care of new local and exotic species.
► Provide tourists with basic tree maintenance, nursing care and community sustainability education.
► Celebrate the trees with activities inside and outside the orchard.
Allow private or corporate groups and individuals to submit ideas, suggestions and donations to the Botanical Garden to encourage community participation.
Authorized volunteer groups and individuals can help with the care and maintenance of trees, plants and landscapes in general, as well as work in the botanical garden.

Rose garden

In February and October of each year, with the collaboration of many volunteers, we carry out the work of reducing the roses. Organic fertilizer should be applied when pruning. During spring cleaning, the mulch is removed, compost is added and the mulch is covered again. After pruning, the flowers barely bloomed. After pruning, the new flowers will bloom in about 6 weeks.

Secret Garden

North of Ka di Zan is the Marble’s Secret Garden, where the marbles are buried by John and his sister Aida Ringling North. Marble used the plants of friends and neighbors to build this garden during the winter in Ka di Zan. She took her around to entertain guests. Today, thanks to the efforts of the Sarasota Garden Club’s Driftwood Circle, varieties such as Bromriad, Philippine Violet and Bougainvillea have been planted.

Garden of the dwarves

The Dwarf Garden is reminiscent of the romantic German and Italian gardens of the 18th and 19th centuries and is decorated with interesting stone statues brought by John Ringling from Italy. These statues are discreet and unobtrusive, but they are a symbolic link between the visual arts and the performing arts.

The Dwarf Garden was originally established by the second director of the museum, Kenneth Donohue, between the north wing of the museum and the independent building of the historic Asolo Theater from 1958 to 2004. I did. Later, when the theater moved into the visitor pavilion, the Garden of the Dwarves moved into the visitor pavilion, still entertaining visitors.

Manor tree

Mabel imagines using exotic trees and plants to grow real estate and collecting them with the same passion as her husband’s art collection. Today, the land covers 66 acres, including Florida’s 14 largest banyan trees, shaving brush, tiger claw, bunia pine, rainbow eucalyptus, and six types of bamboo. You will stroll in the large garden.

Bay Promenade and Millennium Tree Trail

Thanks to the generous donation of David F. Bolger, the Bayfront Walk was remodeled in 2010 to connect Zan’s Ka to the Millennium Tree Trail at the southern end of the site. This walk was built in 2000 and is planted with oaks, holly, citrus and magnolia under the scorching Florida sun.


The museum’s courtyard and Renaissance style are seamlessly integrated, reflecting the ideals of the Renaissance garden. A long U-shaped loggia is set around the central courtyard, with bronze and stone replicas of Michelangelo’s famous classic Renaissance and Baroque sculptures (including “Michelangelo’s David”) in the center. The courtyard consists of three terraces: lawn, juniper and broadleaf pine. At the western end of the courtyard is a moat, flanked by statues of the Nile and the Tiber in Egypt and Rome.


Thursday 10AM–5PM
Friday 10AM–5PM
Saturday 10AM–5PM
Sunday 10AM–5PM


Tuesday 10AM–5PM
Wednesday 10AM–5PM