Welcome to Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens
To provide a natural setting along the Peace River showcasing world-class sculptures and spectacular botanicals to inspire creativity throughout the community.
Our Vision & Guiding Principles
To share ideals of gardening in a sub-tropical region, to educate our community on local flora and preservation, to share our location with local wildlife, and to inspire an artistic spirit in others by curating sculptures and fine art from around the world.
27 acres of preserved native habitats will provide a home to many aquatic and terrestrial species, best seen from our expansive boardwalks. Flowering trees and plants will bloom year round amidst sculptures from across the globe.
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 more than $30 million Gardens project. This Tetraults hoped to provide the people of Charlotte County this gift of Peace River Botanical & Sculpture Gardens. We hope you visit soon.
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 encompassing 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.
Preserving Florida for Future Generations
Did you know that 20 percent of all the wetlands in the United States are found in Florida? Our gardens and conservation efforts work to ensure future generations will enjoy Florida’s beauty and important natural resources.