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Opening in 2017 – The Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

TETRAULT FAMILY FOUNDATION 5950 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33982 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – BECKY BOVELL, MARKETING & P.R. TRUSTEE EMAIL: BBOVELL@COMCAST.NET CELL: 941-204-OO57 In the Fall of 2017, the Tetrault Family Foundation will debut the Sculpture Garden – Phase I of the diverse botanical and artistic beauty of one of Florida’s most breathtaking garden parks – the Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens located in Punta Gorda, FL. A fifty-million-year-old stone palm frond fossil serves as the inspiration for the logo and signature sculpture for these spectacular waterfront gardens that will encompass 27 acres.  Mother Nature, featured botanical collections, ...
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The Gardens to Install Metalworks Artist Cary Stefani’s “Tree Trellises”

TETRAULT FAMILY FOUNDATION 5950 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33982 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – BECKY BOVELL, MARKETING & P.R. TRUSTEE EMAIL: BBOVELL@COMCAST.NET CELL: 941-204-OO57 PUNTA GORDA, FL (September 16, 2015) – The Tetrault Family Foundation today announced the upcoming installation* of its most recent acquisition – three “Tree Trellises” – for the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. These 18-foot tall metal “trees” will greet visitors when they turn into the Gardens’ entry driveway. Each will serve as a trellis on which one of three different varieties and colors of Bougainvillea will wind their branches around the trellis framework as ...
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The Gardens Receive Unusual Plant Donation

TETRAULT FAMILY FOUNDATION 5950 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33982 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – BECKY BOVELL, MARKETING & P.R. TRUSTEE EMAIL: BBOVELL@COMCAST.NET CELL: 941-204-OO57 Punta Gorda, FL. The Peace River Botanical and Sculpture Gardens have accepted the first donation of large plants from Joni Thompson of Port Charlotte, FL. Thompson donated an exceptional 20-year old staghorn fern specimen (Platycerium bifurcatum) weighing approximately 200 lbs. This fern joins the initial collection of six different staghorn species the garden has collected to date. The ultimate objective is to generate an international collection of staghorn ferns in a variety of species. Thompson admitted ...
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Tetrault Family Foundation to Receive DAR Excellence of Service Award

TETRAULT FAMILY FOUNDATION 5950 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, PUNTA GORDA, FL 33982 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION – BECKY BOVELL, MARKETING & P.R. TRUSTEE EMAIL: BBOVELL@COMCAST.NET CELL: 941-204-OO57 Punta Gorda, FL: On December 10, 2015, the local Charlotte Bay Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) will recognize Roger and Linda Tetrault for their magnanimous gift of the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens to the citizens of Charlotte County. Roger and Linda Tetrault conceived the idea of creating botanical gardens with world-class sculptures and an art gallery, while preserving the natural environment and formed the Tetrault Family ...
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Best Idea in Bloom

Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens How does our garden grow? We're super excited to find out next year when this 27-acre Peace River masterpiece - a clever combo of botanicals, native Florida flora and contemporary sculpture by renowned artists - make is debut at 5900 Riverside Drive in Punta Gorda. The Tetrault Foundation made the garden possible with one of the largest endowments bestowed to a public botanical garden in Florida. This special place will offer natural aquatic and terrestrial habitats, boardwalks and sculptures from around the world sprinkled among a bounty of year-round blooms, flowering trees and plants ...
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Story Ideas To Take You Off Florida’s Beaten Path

March 2015: Charlotte Harbor & the Gulf Islands is an off-the-beaten track Florida getaway located on the Southwest Gulf coast halfway between Sarasota and Fort Myers. This pristine area combines miles of protected wildlife preserves with a collection of scenic fishing villages and artsy Florida communities, from Englewood to Port Charlotte to Placida to Punta Gorda, clustered around Charlotte Harbor. A member of the Society for Ethical Eco-Tourism, the area’s sustainable low-rise development includes new, luxury and family-affordable accommodations and a commitment to preserve its natural beauty. This Family- and Baby Boomer-friendly area offers dozens of outdoor and indoor activities to ...
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Sculpture Installation at the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens

Members of the media are invited to view the installation of the sculpture “Keel” and learn more about the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens on Friday, June 13. “Keel” was built in Indonesia by Turkish artist Kamal Tufan. The sculpture will be located in a patch of upland within the marsh. A 120 ft. crane will be used to put the stones in the upland area without disturbing the marsh. The upland spot is surveyed and it is noted on all of the gardens' approved property surveys. About the Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens In September of 2016, ...
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