Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society to host Annual GARDEN TOUR in Northern

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Oct. 15, 2019 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – October 15, 2019) The Palm Beach County Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, today announced that it would be hosting its Annual Native Plant Garden Tour, November 10.

From 9 am to 3 pm on Sunday, November 10, participants can visit five unique private gardens and two public gardens, all landscaped with Florida native plants: one in North Palm Beach, four in Jupiter and two in Palm Beach Gardens.

+ Forchheimer Butterfly & Bird Garden

9714 Honeysuckle Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens

This butterfly and bird friendly yard is an inspirational example of a landscape in transition from a traditional Florida tropical exotic yard only four years ago, to a native garden full of life.

+ Byrd Hammock Garden

6713 Heather Circle West in Palm Beach Gardens

Look no further for a prime example of a neighborhood native plant continuum. The Byrd garden, a mature hardwood hammock, provides nectar plants for butterflies emerging from the Forchheimer's host plants as well as shelter for birds.

+ Ogden Coastal Garden

12744 Ellison Wilson Road in North Palm Beach, 33408

This open-air garden was professionally landscaped in 2018 and features many native plants found in coastal habitats—coontie, necklace pod, cinnicord, beach creeper, Jamaican caper to name a few.
+ Crawford Coastal Hammock Garden

201 Xanadu Place in Jupiter, 33477

A mature coastal hammock landscape that celebrates the natural habitat that once graced Florida's shoreline, now displaced by developments but named after the ghosts of our vegetative past.

+ Licata Florida Revisited Garden

13640  156th Street, North in Jupiter, 33478

Visitors will immerse themselves in a re-creation of early Florida as they stroll through wild and timeless landscapes in the Licata Garden.

+ Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

Outstanding Natural Area Coastal Restoration Garden

600-601 State Road 707 in Jupiter, 33469

Installed in 2018, this beautiful shoreline garden and restoration project is located between the lighthouse and the bordering Loxahatchee River.
+ Robert J. Huckshorn Arboretum

5353 Parkside Drive in Jupiter, 33458

Located on the Jupiter campus of FAU, this is a garden gem that shines a light on Florida native plant habitats including Tropical Hardwood Hammock, Cabbage Palm /Oak Hammock, Pine Flatwoods, and Mixed Hardwood Swamp.

Available for Interview:

+ Jeff Nurge, Director at Large, PBCC FNPS

561.478.7444  /

+ Fatima NeJame, Treasurer, PBCC FNPS


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