Mounts Botanical Garden in WPB to Host Numerous Fun & Informative Events This Summer

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - May 29, 2019 - PRLog -- Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Numerous Programs, Classes and Events this Summer, Including Family Fun Day on June 22,

Plus the Popular Eco-Exhibition

CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit

+ Farm Your Backyard – June 15
+ Propagation: Increasing Your Numbers – June 19
+ Family Fun Day – June 22
+ Stories in the Garden – June 25
+ Orchid Trilogy – July 13, 20 & 27
+ Make Your Own Fairy Garden – August 10
+ Orchids Around the World – August 20
+ Exotic Plants & Orchids Sale – September 21
+ Fabulous Crotons on Florida – September 28

(West Palm Beach, FL – May 23, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting several horticulturally informative programs, classes and events this summer, including the always popular Family Fun Day on June 22. 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.

Make Your Own Fairy Garden
Saturday, August 10 – 10 am to 11:30 am
Mounts Pavilion
$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.

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 am
Mounts Auditorium
$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.
Notes:
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 Throughout Summer 2019

CUTTING CORNERS:

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.

About Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County:
With a mission to inspire and educate through nature, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden, offering gorgeous displays of tropical and sub-tropical plants, plus informative classes, workshops, and other fun-filled events. The Garden contains more than 2,000 species of plants, including Florida native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, bromeliads and more. Two recent additions to Mounts include Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden and the Zen-like Garden of Tranquility. Mounts Botanical Garden is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. Mounts is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach.
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.

Available for Interview:
Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director
Mounts Botanical Garden
561.233.1730 / rwolberg@pbcgov.org

Media Contact:
Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.
561.756.4298 / gary@pr-bs.net
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