Permanent Collection

Garden Seats

Permanent Collection

Garden Seat shaped like an elephant

Henry and Margaret Plant filled the Tampa Bay Hotel with garden seats from Europe and Asia. They were both decorative and functional. Placed carefully around the grounds, these colorful and whimsical pieces could be used for a guest needing a brief rest while exploring the gardens full of exotic plants. A few were used indoors as plant stands and decorative elements in the hotel solarium. Over forty original garden seats survive. Click on any of the images below for more information on an item. 
Many of the pieces shown below are on view in the Museum today.  We hope you will visit soon and see these beautiful pieces for yourself.

blue garden seat   Blue and White Garden Seat   Celadon garden seat   Cobalt garden seat   Elephant Garden Seat   Elephant with Pagoda   Frog Garden Seat      Garden Seat with small figures of people   Micro-mosaic Garden Seat

Monkey garden seat   Mushroom Garden Seat   Salt Glaze Garden Seat   

Salt Glaze Garden Seat   Satsuma Garden Seat