ANN NORTON SCULPTURE GARDENS— Established in 1977, the gardens are home to 100 works by the sculptor, including her nine monumental works hidden among rare palms on the property. Also see the artist’s studio, where works in bronze, stone and wood tower over visitors, and her historic home, which was redesigned by Palm Beach architect Marion Sims Wyeth in 1934 and added—along with the studio and gardens—to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995. The New York Times says not to miss this stop when visting Palm Beach County. Tours are self-guided; guided group tours must be arranged in advance. Admission $5. W-Su, 10 am- 4 pm. www.ansg.org. 2051 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, 561.832.5328. BONNET HOUSE MUSEUM & GARDENS— This Fort Lauderdale property was bought in the 19th century by Hugh Taylor Birch (the lush state park just south of Bonnet House bears his name). Birch bequeathed the property to his artsy daughter and son-in-law who designed a Mediterranean-style plantation house and decorated it with a shell museum, aviary and tropical courtyard. The bright hues are a feast for the eyes. The house is preserved and maintained in its original state, with original furnishings and artwork. The surrounding grounds are home to one of the largest orchid collections in the southeast United States. Closed Mondays. www.bonnethouse.org. 900 N. Birch Road, Fort Lauderdale, 954.563.5393. FAIRCHILD TROPICAL BOTANIC GARDEN— One of the world’s pre-eminent botanical gardens, Fairchild sits on 83 acres filled with rare tropical plants from around the world. It offers narrated tram tours, and the Garden Café serves lunch. Open daily 9:30 am- 4:30 pm. Adults $25, $18 for seniors over 65, $12 for children 6-17, children 5 and under and Fairchild members free. www. fairchildgarden.org. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, 305.667.1651. MIAMI BEACH BOTANICAL GARDEN— Discover the history of Miami Beach through its botany, at this 2.6-acre lushly landscaped oasis just blocks from South Beach. The Miami Beach Botanical Garden showcases more than 60 varieties of native Florida plants and trees including orchids, palms and bromeliads. Other highlights include a Japanese garden, water ponds and an edible garden. Open Tu-Su, 9 am-5 pm. Free admission; a $5-per-person donation is suggested for group tours. www.mbgarden.org. 2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach, 305.673.7256. MORIKAMI MUSEUM AND JAPANESE GARDENS— Uncover a destination that transcends time and place nestled in South Florida. For close to 40 years, Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens has offered visitors a window to Japan through 16 acres of sprawling historic gardens, a world-class bonsai display, captivating exhibits that feature art and artifacts from its 7,000+ permanent collection, signature cuisine and museum store. www.morikami. org. 4000 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach, 561.495.0233.