The Secret Garden, Sarasota
In 1991, John Ringling, his wife, Mable, and his sister, Ida Ringling North, were exhumed from their original resting places and reburied at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, just in front and to the right of the Ca d'Zan Mansion.
The last resting place of the Ringling family is called the Secret Garden. John Ringling is buried between the two women. There is a locked gate around the three graves and tombstones. During the day, the gate is unlocked and opened. On the anniversary of John Ringling, neighboring New College students will often sneak in and place a cigar on John's grave.
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