Lake Nona’s Stellar Sculpture Garden

Lake Nona's Stellar Sculpture Garden

Lake Nona welcomes an addition to its rich community art program with the fantastic Sculpture Garden, adjacent to the state-of-the-art Wave Hotel. This captivating outdoor space, created with discovery and exploration in mind, has been compared to high-profile landmarks in Florida’s art scene like the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota and the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg.

Beauty abounds in the Sculpture Garden’s 50,000 square-foot space: swaying palms and fragrant tropical plants create a delicious experience for the senses, and among them is a curated collection of internationally renowned sculptures from The Lewis Collection, one of the principal private art collections in the world. A softly winding pathway guides visitors through the garden and to masterpieces such as Eric Goulder’s Postmodern Man, Philip Jackson’s Cloister Conspiracy, and Arturo di Modica’s Charging Bull. Four pieces from local artist JEFRË are also featured in this exhibit.

This spectacular sculpture collection and thoughtfully designed garden puts Lake Nona on the map as an art destination. A carefully chosen arrangement of about 300 Florida palms pays homage to the curves of the Wave Hotel next door, and climbing vines and fragrant plants lure visitors around every bend.

Some visitors make their way through the exhibit to appreciate the sculptures, while others delight in the quiet seating areas tucked away among the foliage. The Sculpture Garden can be enjoyed at any pace. The striking garden was designed by a team of experts, including landscape architects and art curators, to create a space that art lovers and community members will want to return to, again and again.

The Lake Nona Disney Campus, New Lake Nona Schools, and More

The Tavistock development company and TGEY presented planning/construction updates for Lake Nona in a recent community meeting.

The Lake Nona Disney Campus

A major piece of news was the confirmation of the construction of the new Disney office space. A work hub for the 2,000 Disney employees slated to move from California to Lake Nona, this campus will comprise an 8-story facility located at 13410 Veterans Way. It will straddle the acreage between Central Florida Greenway and Lake Nona Blvd. Word is that the project will cost $35-40 million, and despite current supply chain delays, Turner Construction plans to complete the campus in November 2022.

New Parks and Schools

Besides the new Disney office installation, plans were revealed for a new community park plus another school site next to Laureate Park. The school site will hold OCPS Middle School (2024) and OCPS Elementary School (2026).

More academic sites are on the drawing board: OCPS High School (2029) and the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

Mobility Innovations Continue

The Lake Nona Vertiport, a project undertaken in cooperation with Tavistock, the city of Orlando, and German aerospace company Lilium GmbH, will provide accessible air transportation (5-passenger jets) between Florida cities.

Lake Nona is an exciting place to be! Drawing innovative companies and cream-of-the-crop professionals, Lake Nona is also building a solid infrastructure to support the development.

At JP Capital Realty, we can’t imagine another place we’d rather be than Lake Nona, FL! We’re honored to provide real estate solutions to people relocating to this area!