(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – July 7, 2020) After safely re-opening to the public mid-June, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that it has extended its open hours most days and weekends. Mounts Botanical Garden is now open to the public 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. The Mounts Nursery is now open Tuesday-Saturday, 9 am to 2:30 pm, and the Mounts Gift Shop reopens this weekend with a public sale, July 11-16.
“We are delighted to welcome friends and visitors to Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden,” says Curator Director Rochelle Wolberg. “Our 14-acre tropical oasis offers 25 stunning display gardens showcasing 2,000 species of plants, and is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach.”
In compliance with county, state and public health department recommendations, during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mounts Botanical Garden has safely implemented new Policies and Guidelines. For example:
+ Entrance to Mounts continues to be limited to no more than 100 people at a time.
+ social distancing is required throughout the garden.
+ All picnic tables have been removed.
Visitors to Mounts are strongly encouraged to review the new policies and guidelines at www.Mounts.org/Reopening prior to arrival.
Admission to Mounts has been reduced to $10 (general); $5 (children 5-12), and free for members.
Two family-friendly and ecology-conscious exhibitions are still in place at Mounts Botanical Garden:
+ Ribbit the Exhibit, which features a collection of larger-than-life frog characters, is expected to remain until mid-July.
+Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition is a massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area.
Updated program information about Mounts can be found on the Garden’s official website at www.mounts.org.
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