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Monday, May 18, 2020



R.W. Norton Art Gallery botanical gardens are open

The R.W. Norton Art Gallery has reopened its botanical gardens. For those of you who are long-term visitors, there will be a drastic change in our operating hours due to reduced staffing. The new summer hours are:

Monday-Thursday from 4–8:30 p.m., and Friday-Sunday from 6:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Please note: Monday-Thursday the gardens are closed to the public during the day until 4 p.m. Also, the fenced gardens will be accessed solely through the main service gate on the south end of the building at Creswell Avenue, with the north gate at Thora Boulevard serving as an exit only.

None of the above restrictions apply to the garden area west of Creswell Avenue or the "island" in front of the museum's main entrance, both of which will be open dawn until dusk, year-round.

As to the museum, there are no immediate plans for a general, public reopening. This only means that the Norton, too, is adjusting to the new reality of staff and public health and safety measures and must formulate a new way of servicing the community.

Please be respectful of your fellow visitor by maintaining the approved social distance. Check R.W. Norton Art Gallery on Facebook for updates.


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