(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 13, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting four fun and horticulturally informative programs and events in September and October. Visitors to Mounts will also want to experience the amazing eco-exhibition, CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit, which will be on display throughout 2019.
Exotic Plants & Orchids Sale
+ Saturday, September 21 – 9 am to 4 pm
+ Sunday, September 22 – 9 am to 3 pm
Throughout the Garden
FREE for Mounts members; $10 for non-members
This annual event is made for the shade. Visitors will stroll through the Garden and enjoy an amazing selection of orchids and exotic plants from more than 25 vendors. This area’s premier plant vendors will be selling begonias,, bromeliads, orchids, ferns, hoyas, aroids, and more. Magnificent tabletop arrangements will be offered in a silent auction to benefit the Mounts horticulture scholarship program with Palm Beach State College.
Fabulous Crotons of Florida
Saturday, September 28 – 10 am to 11:30 am
$45 for Mounts members; $55 for non-members
Presenter: Mark Peters, Peters Crotons & Cordylines
Learn about the fascinating global migration of Codiaeum (scientific name for the Croton) to the Western Hemisphere and South Florida gardens. The class will cover care and culture of the plants as well as suggestions for its use in the landscape. It will conclude with a demonstration of air layering which is a simple and useful propagation technique for any woody shrub.
Palm & Cycad Sale
Saturday, October 12 – 9 am to 4 pm
Mounts Event Field (enter through Gate 2)
FREE for Mounts members; $5 for non-members
Join the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society for their annual fall sale. Attendees can talk to experts and choose from a wide variety of 500 different palms and cycads. Also available will be a limited supply of top-rated fertilizer and botanical reference books.
Dogs’ Day in the Garden
Saturday, October 19 – 10 am to :30 pm
Throughout the Garden
FREE for Mounts members; $10 for non-members; $5 for children (ages 5-12)
This is the perfect opportunity for an entire family, dogs included, to visit the Garden, take a walk on the winding paths, meet other pooch pals and heel for photo opportunities. Mounts will provide complimentary water and treats for all dogs. Admission price includes admission to Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition.
To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, go online at www.mounts.org/events/ call 561.233.1757. Program registration includes Garden admission. Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities.
All classes, workshops, and some special programs require pre-registration. Walk-ins are not accepted. Online registration closes at 4 pm on the day before the class date.
Mounts educational programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.
Also at Mounts Through 2019
A Stickwork Exhibition
Daily – 10 am to 4 pm
Mounts The Great Lawn
FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children ages 5-12
This awe-inspiring new eco-exhibition is part of the Garden’s 40th Anniversary Ruby Jubilee celebration and runs through June. Located in the Great Lawn area of the Garden, this interactive, environmental exhibit features an original, massive, stickwork sculpture designed by internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty and created on site through a “community build” by 106 volunteers utilizing 30,000 pounds of willow. The exhibition invites visitors to wander through, admire, and become part of a living art experience.
Note: Tickets are available for purchase at www.mounts.org or at the Garden’s main gate. To schedule a group tour, call 561-233-1757.
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