"Enchanted Tiki Gardens" Limited EditionRegular price $1,200.00 Sale price $800.00
"Enchanted Tiki Gardens" Limited Edition is a 24x37” Giclée Canvas Gallery Wrapped print, that is hand signed and personalized just for you! Our Giclée Canvas Gallery wraps are Fine Art stretched Canvas on a 1.5” deep wooden frame, and will ship directly to you ready to hang.
One of the most legendary and iconic Tiki themed attractions in the 60’s was the AMAZING Tiki Gardens. In 1962, ‘Trader’ Frank and Jo Byars opened a small garden on about four acres adjacent to their Signal House gift shop on Gulf Boulevard in Indian Rocks Beach. When the gift shop burned down in 1963, they rebuilt the shop and opened an expanded garden in 1964. Eventually, following a 1969 expansion, the complex would encompass several gift shops, the south seas themed gardens complete with exotic birds and monkeys, and Trader Frank's Restaurant, on more than twelve acres.
Unfortunately, in 1986, the Byars sold Tiki Gardens to a pair of foreign investors who ultimately seemed unsure what to do with the attraction. They sold it to Pinellas County in 1990. The buildings were demolished, and tikis sold, with much of the property being turned into a not so exotic beach access parking lot. This piece is about celebrating Tiki Gardens in its prime and the legacy created by the Byars. It was the inspiration for many other tiki attractions and even Disney World! I really wish I could have visited it when it was open!
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