The Ringling is pleased to announce the presentation of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s 12 monumental bronze sculptures, Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. A sculptor, photographer, installation artist, architect, and social activist, Ai is one of the most renowned artists working today.
Join us for a tour of the “living collections” of the grounds and gardens. This walking tour will introduce you to some of the key botanical specimens at The Ringling while providing a historic overview of the development of the property. This is a great way to learn about the local flora.
Mable Ringling was a snowbird and probably had a lot of frustrating gardening experiences while adapting to this sub-tropical climate. If you’re new to paradise, or just need gardening support, The Ringling landscape staff is here to save you from some of that frustration with helpful tips.
The February 5 & 19 events are Sold-out! *Due to the popularity of Ringling by the Bay we encourage you to purchase your tickets well in advance for all of the dates that you would like to attend.*
With Hurricane Irma still fresh on our minds, and another hurricane season around the corner, this is the time to take stock of your landscape and garden... Learn how to be proactive in preparing for and hopefully minimizing the damage these summer storms bring to Florida.
Members at the Supporting Level and above are invited to enjoy a variety of tea, light bites, and mimosas as we celebrate Mable Ringling and her lasting legacy.
Stroll The Ringling estate, taste fine wine and delight in delicious food pairings and entertainment. The annual Wine Walk to Ca’ d’Zan is a self-guided wine tasting tour along the drive to John and Mable Ringling’s historic mansion overlooking Sarasota Bay.
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.