(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – July 19, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting four fun and horticulturally informative programs and events in August and September. Visitors to Mounts will also want to experience the amazing eco-exhibition, CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit, which will be on display throughout 2019..
Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Saturday, August 10 – 10 am to 11:30 am
$15 for Mounts members; $25 for adult non-members and $20 for children non-members (ages 5-12) – fees includes supplies
Presenter: Nancy Byrne, Master Gardner
The whimsical and sustainable way to use a “perfectly broken pot” to bring a miniature garden to life. The class begins with a guided, inspirational tour to discover a fairy garden at Mounts Botanical. Once participant have their creative juices flowing, they’ll continue by selecting a plant, learning how to take care of it, and exploring different design ideas to assist in choosing items from the Creation Table. Soil, two plants, repurposed pots, and fairy garden accessories are provided.
Orchids Around the World
Tuesday, August 20 – 10 am to 11:30 am
Mounts Exhibit Hall
$10 for Mounts members; $15 for non-members
Presenter: Bill Thoms, Renowned Orchid Grower, Orchid Hunter, and International Speaker
Join this orchid expert extraordinaire for a visual tour documenting several travelogues of orchids growing in the wild in various places around the world. This presentation explores the culture or orchids and brings to light his adventures in Ecuador, Brazil, Borneo and the Philippines. It will be presented with a bit of humor, to help growers understand how the plants work. Beginning growers will get with lots of advice on fixing problems and more advanced growers will benefit from the wealth of information for them, too. Whether one has a thousand orchids or none at all, he/she will get tips on to make them, or any plant, grow and bloom better,
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. The 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. This 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.
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. Wall-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.
Mounts Botanical Garden is open daily (except Palm Beach County recognized holidays) from 10 am to 4 pm. For more information, please call 561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.
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