(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – October 9, 2020) Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, today announced its first major public event since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic last March. The always popular PLANT-A-PALOOZA, the annual fall plant sale, returns to Mounts over the November 7-8 weekend.
“We have reimagined our fall plant sale for today’s new normal,” says said Mounts Curator Director Rochelle Wolberg. “Public health and safety are our top priorities. Because we’re adhering to Palm Beach County and CDC requirements and guidelines, the upcoming sale will be held at reduced capacity. We are also requesting that all tickets be purchased in advance through www.mounts.org.”
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, the fall plant sale will feature more than 30 vendors, offering a wide range of plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture & accessories, baskets, and fine crafts, all spread throughout the Garden. Visitors can stroll and shop in a socially distanced, relaxed environment, while looking for Bonsai, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, citrus, ferns, Florida natives, flowering trees, ginger, heliconia, orchids & supplies, pitcher plants, plumeria, roses, succulents, vines and more.
“The Mounts Nursery and Vintage Thrift Shop will also be open with a great variety of plants and unique treasures for the home and garden,” added Wolberg.
Mounts Health & Safety Guidelines
+ Masks are mandatory; social distancing will be enforced.
+ Hand sanitizing stations will be available.
+ There will be no carry out assistance. Visitors should bring their own wagon or cart.
+ There will be no food vendors Water will be available for purchase.
General Sale Information
+ The dates/hours are Saturday, November 7, 9 am to 4 pm (with Mounts Members’ preview from 8 to 9 am); and Sunday, November 8, 9 am to 3 pm.
+ The Entrance/Exit will be located at Gate 2 Only in the DMV parking lot. The front entrance gate and back area gate will be closed.
+ Event Parking is in the DMV lot and the Mounts front entrance lot (there’s a pathway to Gate 2). No on-street parking.
Tickets Should Be Purchased in Advance
+ Admission is FREE for Mounts members starting at 8 am on Saturday only. A current membership card is required.
+ Advance admission for nonmembers is $10 (general/ages 13 and up); $5 (children 5-12).
+ Gate admission is by credit card only at $12 and $5.
Conveniently located just minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach, Mounts Botanical Garden is now open to the public 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Still available for viewing is the family-friendly and ecology-conscious exhibition Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition, a massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area.
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