HeART of Palm Beach

Airplants hanging in rows over salvaged boat full of succulent plants

There is no shortage of beautiful and iconic photo-worthy spots in Palm Beach for your next selfie. The Worth Avenue Clock Tower, pet monkey Johnnie Brown’s grave in Via Mizner, Society of the Four Arts Pyramid and the giant Kapok tree on the Lake Trail are just a few of the famed spots at which to document your trip or staycation. While you are strolling legendary Worth Avenue, make sure to visit the living art sculptures at The Esplanade too.

Home to Saks Fifth Avenue as well as other smaller shops, The Esplanade features several living art installations perfect to chronicle your trip to Worth Avenue. In addition to the massive (24 x 36 foot) living wall on the west facing side of Saks which was installed in 2010, there are several new installations scattered throughout the outdoor plaza.

Created by local artists, Bruce and Claudia Helander, the first of these new sculptures is a series of large, wall mounted frames with colorful flowers, plants and moss. You can find these plant “paintings” inside the valet entrance at the east end of The Esplanade.

While you’re there snapping selfies, you can see the couple’s other plant installations including a large rock garden under the staircase to the second level and a salvaged boat on the second level featuring a succulent garden. Our favorite might be the charming strands of air plants suspended above the boat.

Smile and say “Palm Beach”!

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