(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – March 22, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting several horticulturally informative events during April and May, as well as the always popular Plant-A-Palooza. Visitors to Mounts will also want to experience the amazing eco-exhibition, CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit, which will be on display through summer and beyond.
Thursday, April 4 – 10 to 11:30 am
$25 for Mounts members; $35 for nonmembers.
Learn the secrets to caring for these low-maintenance plants. Succulent enthusiasts will learn how to create a color wheel container composition, stress their plants to reveal beautiful hues, and make a dazzling floral-style arrangement. Tips will be shared on how to choose and care for succulents that thrive in low-light areas.
Grooming the Garden
Saturday, April 2 & May 4 – starting at 8:30 am
Mounts Botanical Gift Shop
FREE for Mounts members
For anyone who ever wanted to get “hands on” in Mounts Botanical Garden, this is the perfect opportunity. On the first Saturday every month, volunteers—whether they are new to gardening or have a certified green thumb—are invited to assist with weeding and pruning in selected areas of the Garden. No RSVO or experience is required. Just show up—but remember to bring sunscreen, hat, gloves, and water. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mounts 20th Annual Spring Benefit
Sunday, April 7 – 5:30 to 8 pm
At a private garden in Palm Beach
$175 per person
Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting this enchanting annual fundraising event that will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, live music by the Neil Bacher Trio, and a lavish silent auction featuring a diverse array of rare and exotic plants, orchids and eye-catching arrangements. The Benefit co-chairs are the current and past presidents of Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden: Sandy Smith and Polly Reed. Tickets are available for purchase by calling Linda Ruark at 561.233.1796.
Annual Spring Plant Sale
+ Saturday, April 27 – 9 am to 4 pm
+ Sunday, April 28 – 9 am to 3 pm
Throughout the Garden & in the Exhibit Halls
FREE for Mounts Members; $10 for non-members
This two-day annual event features more than 80 vendors with everything one needs for a home garden, including rare, exotic and hard-to-find plants, trees, herbs and garden accessories, with additional horticultural “must-haves” available for purchase in the Mounts Botanical Gift Shop Nursery and Vintage Shop.
Note: Mounts members can enjoy early entrance at 8 am on Saturday and enjoy a continental breakfast in the Member Hospitality Chickee Hut.
Exploring what to see and do in North Palm Beach and the South Florida area. Your hosts are Pam and Gerry Barker.
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