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Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Four Fun and Informative Events in August and September, Plus the Popular Eco-Exhibition CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit
Posted on Sunday, July 21st, 10:30am

 + 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 – 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

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.


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

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.



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.


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.


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CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibition at Mounts Botanical Garden


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