You can attract butterflies to your garden by growing their favorite nectar-producing flowers. Using The Ringling’s Secret Garden as our classroom, you will learn which plants will give you the best results in creating a year-round environment for these wonderful creatures.
During the months of February and October the estate gardeners, with the help of many dedicated volunteers cut-back all of the roses. Upon completion of the cut-back there are very few blooms. A nice flush of new blooms is expected approximately six weeks after the cutback.
Inspired by Rilke’s The Panther, four dancers in a large cage blend dance and aerial work in a provocative consideration of how a human, like an animal, can be plucked from normal life and plunged into captivity.
Friends of the Ringling Legacy celebrate the history of John and Mable Ringling and their vision for their home, art museum, and the circus that made it all possible. Friends of the Ringling Legacy will have unique opportunities to explore Ca' d'Zan, the Museum of Art, the Circus Museum and the Bayfront Gardens.
Share the legacy of Mable's beloved rose garden while you enjoy a beautiful brunch alongside the rose garden. Enjoy a reception at 10:30 AM followed by a seated brunch at 11:30 AM. The reception will include entertainment and mimosas in a fully bloomed rose garden.
Tour the “living collections” of the Bayfront Gardens. This walking tour will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the property. Tickets for Bayfront Gardens Tours must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.