Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Three Special Events This Saturday, March 11

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - March 7, 2023 - PRLog -- (West Palm Beach, FL – March 6, 2023) Bursting into Spring with a horticultural flourish, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting three special events for lovers of art and nature this Saturday, March 11:

Palm Beach County Residents Day

9 am to 4 pm (last entry at 3 pm)

Palm Beach County residents receive reduced admission of $5 per person (children 17 and under FREE) on the second Saturday of each month. Visitors must show proof of residency for reduced-fee entry. The $5 admission supports children's programming at Mounts Botanical Garden.

All Your Orchid Questions Answered

with Thanh Nguyen

10 am to 11:30 am

$5 members $20 nonmembers (includes full Garden admission).

Presentation size is limited to 75 adults; all classes are non-refundable.

Orchid expert Thanh Nguyen will share stories about how he came to love growing orchids. He has collected them for more than three decades and knows well the joys and disappointments they can bring. As owner-operator of Springwater Orchids in Melbourne, FL, he grows, sells, and breeds many types of orchids, but has come to focus on the genus Paphiopedilum, resulting in numerous award-winning plants and an on-going breeding program. Nguyen will reflect on his love of all the beautiful orchids in his collection, what got him hooked, and what keeps him going.

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Stickwork Presentation, Tour & Book Signing

with Artist Patrick Dougherty

1 pm to 2:30 pm

Presentation size limited to 75 adults.

Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty recently completed the final large-scale Stickwork installation of his illustrious art career at Mounts Botanical Garden using 30,000 pounds of live willow branches. He is returning for one day to celebrate this historical milestone and will be leading a fascinating discussion of his design and building process, answer questions, and share what inspires his creativity. He will also be signing MBG's limited edition Stickwork catalog which will be available for purchase. Dougherty has built over 250 of his Stickwork sculptures from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, from Miami to Cincinnati, and a very popular exhibition at the Garden in 2019, titled Cutting Corners. These projects combine his carpentry skills and love of nature.

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(Photo Credit: Mounts Botanical Garden)

1.   Orchid Expert Thanh Nguyen

2.   Stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty

Available for Interview:

Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

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