Lake Nona joins the ranks of Central Florida cities with exquisite outdoor art exhibits – think the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg or the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota – with the addition of the enchanting Lake Nona Sculpture Garden. Just next to the city’s modern Wave Hotel, the Sculpture Garden is a unique outdoor gallery, designed to foster curiosity and exploration.
World-renowned sculptures from The Lewis Collection, one of the largest private art collections on Earth, dot the 50,000 square-foot space amongst a variety of lush palms and tropical flora. Such masterpieces as Arturo di Modica’s Charging Bull, Henry Moore’s Mother and Child, Fernando Botero’s Leda and the Swan, and other globally important works share the space with four featured pieces by locally celebrated artist JEFRË. This stunning collection brings an elevated art experience to Central Florida.
Lake Nona’s Sculpture Garden will be a major art destination, with a rotating collection that is sure to entice visitors to return. It was designed with extensive thought and planning by a team of landscape architects, arborists, lighting designers, and art curators. Almost 300 carefully selected Florida-grown palm trees are arranged to complement the curvature of the Wave Hotel, and fragrant shrubs and climbing vines add the finishing touches to the serene atmosphere.
Discover the Sculpture Garden at your own pace. You may meander along the walking paths, moving from sculpture to sculpture, or take a break at a picturesque seating area below the palm canopy. Stay past sunset to take in the night-blooming flowers and colorful lighting. Between its magnificent design and evolving art collection, you won’t go long before paying Lake Nona Sculpture Garden another visit.