About US

Old and New

A 50-million-year-old stone palm frond fossil serves as the inspiration for the Gardens’ logo and signature sculpture — STEEL PALM — for these spectacular waterfront gardens, which will ultimately encompass 30 acres. The Gardens will integrate Florida’s natural habitat, featured botanical collections, architectural ingenuity and contemporary interpretative art to offer one of the largest botanical and sculpture gardens in the State of Florida.

 

photo of a fossilized palm frond, millions of years old.

Introduction

Roger and Linda Tetrault began with 27 acres of uplands and wetlands. They conceived the idea of creating botanical gardens with world-class sculptures and an art gallery, while still preserving the natural environment and formed the Tetrault Family Foundation to fund and develop this project. In doing so, this foundation will be providing the people of Charlotte County Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens.