LADEW GARDENS When you find yourself caught in the seemingly endless tedium of Interstate 95 around Baltimore, take an off-ramp to the wonderful topiary gardens created by Harvey S. Ladew. A bon vivant born during New York’s Gilded Age and a famous cutup, Ladew (1887–1976) purchased a Maryland farm, later developed 22 acres of it for a garden, and then decided to do all the landscaping and garden planning himself
Henry Flagler Museum with 55 rooms of Beaux Arts Gilded Age classical architecture, known as Whitehall in 1902 when it was completed, was a wedding present for his wife. Interiors have beautiful classical arches and other features with historical significance based on the temple of Apollos. Considered by many to be the first museum in Florida, is one of the must see places in Palm Beach County, especially if you like classical architecture and museums.