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Mounts Botanical Garden Invites Public to Several Fun and Family-Friendly Events in February & March
Posted on Monday, February 25th, 11:56pm
Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Several Fun and Family-Friendly Events in February & March, Including the Eco-Exhibition CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit

+ Family Fun Mini-Maker Fair – February 23

+ Dogs Day in the Garden – February 24

+ Kids in the Kitchen – March 30

 
(West Palm Beach, FL – February 13, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting several fun and family-friendly horticultural events during February and March, including the amazing eco-exhibition, CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit, which will be on display at Mounts through mid-summer.
 

Family Fun Mini-Maker Fair

Saturday, February 23 – 10 am to Noon

Mounts – On the Great Lawn

Cost included with Garden admission

Due to rampant “nature-deficit disorder” – the staggering divide between today’s wired generation and the outdoors – Mounts is offering a unique opportunity to activate their creative, imagination, and resourcefulness by using the extra willow saplings from the recent community build of CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibition. This family-friendly event for children will celebrate fun, education, and making things. 

Note: This program is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.

Dogs Day in the Garden

Sunday, February 24 – 10 am to 3:30 pm

Throughout the Garden

Cost included with Garden admission

Back by PUP-ular Demand. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the entire family, dogs included, to visit Mounts. Take a walk on the winding paths, meet other pooch pals, heel for photo opportunities, and shop at dog-friendly vendors. All dogs MUST be on a non-retractable leash (strictly enforced). Be part of this tail-wagging good time. Cost is included with Garden admission.

Kids in the Kitchen

Saturday, March 30 – 10 am to 1 pm

The Hutcheson Portico (Back of the Garden)

Cost included with Garden admission

Kids in the Kitchen is an annual Junior League of the Palm Beaches initiative focused on family nutrition and healthy lifestyles for children. Targeted to ages 4-9 and their parents, activities will include fun nutrition and exercise, opportunities for children to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, tips on making healthy snacks, healthy food tastings, a short demonstration of gardening and healthy eating, and free giveaways.

Note: To register for this event, parents should visit www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-in-the-kitchen-tickets-49598030043.


Also at Mounts Throughout February & March

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.

 

Note:

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/ or call 561.233.1757.  Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities.  

 

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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