Bethesda by the Sea Garden, Palm Beach

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Bethesda by the Sea Garden, Palm Beach
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Bethesda by the Sea is a gothic church that was built in 1925. It is a lovely structure, with its symmetrical hallway outside, and its dark interior with brilliant stained glass windows and lanterns. Walk outside to enjoy the gardens as they unfold before you. The first courtyard leads into an area with a lily pond and a little corner with a wall fresco and pink hibiscus bush. The garden is framed with sculpted coral walls. A rivulet leads from a fountain to a rectangular pond filled with golden koi. In the corner is a little pointed dark wooden gazebo. What a delightful place! Bring your child here and his/her imagination will soar!

After, if you are dressed well, have a coffee at The Breakers Hotel, one of Henry Flagler's triumphant hotels.
To see more gardens, and some lovely mansions, walk the side streets nearby. 

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Bethesda by the Sea Episcopal Church.

Gothic arches in the side hallway.

The impressive organ inside the church.

More arches, light and shadow.

The courtyard and palms.

Manicured lawn behind the church.

Water lily.

Flower bed, fountain, and koi pond.

Koi pond!

Pretty little gazebo.

Lily pond and staircase sculpted from coral rock.

Delightful gate- are we in England?

What a pretty scene! Lantern and the back lawn.

Wooden side gate.

Cute wooden gate.

Bethesda by the Sea Church is beautiful from the side!

Sculptures at the entrance to the church.

Front lawn and arches.

Path leading to the church.

Bright lawn and castle-like architecture.

Bethesda by the Sea Church.

Historic plaque about the church, with Florida seal.

The coconut trees on the island.

Courtyard hallway at night.

Inside the church at night.

Ship sculpture hanging from the ceiling of the church.

The organ pipes.

Voces8, a wonderful choir that gave a concert in the church.

Looking through the gothic arches at night.

The courtyard at night.

Palm tree and bell tower at night.

Inside the church during a concert intermission.

Gothic arch at night.

Palm tree and the church, at night.

Lit up arched stained glass window, at night.

Bethesda by the Sea at night.


Bethesda by the Sea Church is located at 141 S. County Rd, Palm Beach 33480, call (561) 655-4554.
The church and gardens are open for visitors M-S 8:30-5, Sn 8:30-4.
Guided tours are offered the second and fourth Sunday of the month after the 11am service.
There are a few two-hour free parking spots along Barton Rd beside the church. There is also a church parking lot on the north side of the church accessed from S. County Rd.


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