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Mounts Botanical Garden

Events Month Event Notes January None February Pretty ‘N Spice This plant sale offers a great opportunity to view beautiful orchid displays with a fun and informative lecture on topics such as Basic Orchid Care and the opportunity to acquire the best orchid and shade loving plants. Discover the joy of herbs with special lectures, and demonstrations on cooking with herbs. March Spring Benefit Event may vary from February through April. The Garden Benefit is a gathering of garden lovers, offering wine and hors d’oeuvres, music, and a silent auction that is decidedly garden-oriented; to raise funds for to support the development of Mounts Botanical Garden. April Spring Plant Sale Last full weekend in April. The Plant Sales at Mounts have become increasingly popular each year attracting more than 5,000 homeowners looking to beautify and add appeal and value to their home and garden. Gardeners are always looking to add more color and unusual plants to their landscapes. May Connoisseurs Garden Tour A tradition for Mother’s Day Weekend. The Annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour showcases extraordinary gardens in Palm Beach County. The past several years have seen more than 2,500 people participate in this exciting event creating a Mother’s Day weekend tradition featuring some of South Florida’s most exquisite gardens. June Tropical Fruit Festival Enjoy fruit tastings, lectures, demonstrations, a plant sale and more. Explore the delicious world of tropical fruit with the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International. Fruit and fruit trees available for purchase. July None August None September A Shady Affair/Everything Orchids A plant sale and educational event focused on orchids & plants for shady areas. Vendors selling plants, a free lecture series and artists make the event special. October Fall Family Festival This event is the Garden’s signature family event bringing families together to spend quality time with their children while enjoying great activities and fun in the Garden. The Fall Family Festival features pony rides, face painting, music, pumpkin painting, games, animals and hands-on children’s educational activities. November Fall Plant Sale First full weekend in November. The Plant Sales at Mounts have become increasingly popular each year attracting more than 5,000 homeowners looking to beautify and add appeal and value to their home and garden. Gardeners are always looking to add more color and unusual plants to their landscapes. December Annual Member Meeting Includes a social hour of wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A Chinese raffle which funds the Horticultural Scholarship is organized at the meeting as well as awards to our valued volunteers.

Mounts Botanical Garden

Month Event Notes January None February Pretty ‘N Spice This plant sale offers a great opportunity to view beautiful orchid displays with a fun and informative lecture on topics such as Basic Orchid Care and the opportunity to acquire the best orchid and shade loving plants. Discover the joy of herbs with special lectures, and demonstrations on cooking with herbs. March Spring Benefit Event may vary from February through April. The Garden Benefit is a gathering of garden lovers, offering wine and hors d’oeuvres, music, and a silent auction that is decidedly garden-oriented; to raise funds for to support the development of Mounts Botanical Garden. April Spring Plant Sale Last full weekend in April. The Plant Sales at Mounts have become increasingly popular each year attracting more than 5,000 homeowners looking to beautify and add appeal and value to their home and garden. Gardeners are always looking to add more color and unusual plants to their landscapes. May Connoisseurs Garden Tour A tradition for Mother’s Day Weekend. The Annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour showcases extraordinary gardens in Palm Beach County. The past several years have seen more than 2,500 people participate in this exciting event creating a Mother’s Day weekend tradition featuring some of South Florida’s most exquisite gardens. June Tropical Fruit Festival Enjoy fruit tastings, lectures, demonstrations, a plant sale and more. Explore the delicious world of tropical fruit with the Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International. Fruit and fruit trees available for purchase. July None August None September A Shady Affair/Everything Orchids A plant sale and educational event focused on orchids & plants for shady areas. Vendors selling plants, a free lecture series and artists make the event special. October Fall Family Festival This event is the Garden’s signature family event bringing families together to spend quality time with their children while enjoying great activities and fun in the Garden. The Fall Family Festival features pony rides, face painting, music, pumpkin painting, games, animals and hands-on children’s educational activities. November Fall Plant Sale First full weekend in November. The Plant Sales at Mounts have become increasingly popular each year attracting more than 5,000 homeowners looking to beautify and add appeal and value to their home and garden. Gardeners are always looking to add more color and unusual plants to their landscapes. December Annual Member Meeting Includes a social hour of wine, hors d’oeuvres and desserts. A Chinese raffle which funds the Horticultural Scholarship is organized at the meeting as well as awards to our valued volunteers.

Mounts Botanical Garden

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In 1975 Clayton Hutcheson, Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Director, had a vision of creating a Horticultural Learning Center on the three acres surrounding the Mounts Building, which housed the Extension Service. This initiative was successfully supported by many local plant-focused organizations and volunteers and was created in 1983. Today’s Garden was formed by a public-private partnership of Palm Beach County and the Friends of Mounts Horticultural Learning Center in 1985. Ten additional acres were added to the property in 1985, bringing the total acreage to fourteen. In 1986, the Friends voted to officially change the name to Mounts Botanical Garden for a more clear understanding of the organization and its mission driven purpose.

Welcome to your Garden! Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County is the oldest and largest public botanical garden in the Palm Beaches. Our origin traces back to the University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service, providing free and low-cost agricultural education to the broad local community. The Garden exhibits and evaluates materials environmentally suitable for home, commercial, and public landscapes while providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the art, science, and joy of gardening.

Welcome to your Garden! Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County is the oldest and largest public botanical garden in the Palm Beaches. Our origin traces back to the University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension Service, providing free and low-cost agricultural education to the broad local community. The Garden exhibits and evaluates materials environmentally suitable for home, commercial, and public landscapes while providing opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn the art, science, and joy of gardening. Featured Gardens

Botanical plantings began shortly after the Mounts Building was built and opened in 1954. Then Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Director, Marvin Mounts, desired to create a tropical fruit tree arboretum on the adjacent three acres. This vision was never realized, but many tropical fruits were planted and a few remain to this day.

Of course, the royalty flower comes first: The Pride of Burma is one of the most beautiful tropical orchid trees. Her trunk is modest and petite. According to the Mounts Botanical Garden, “The Queen of Flowers” has only been collected from the wild a couple of times, in the forests of Burma in Southeast Asia.

To register and obtain a copy of the titles, please call Rochelle Wolberg, Interim Operations Manager/Director of Programs for Mounts Botanical Garden, at 233-1751. Copies are also available via our online catalog at pbclibrary.org.

If you love plants this is the place to be, there is a sense of tranquility that evolves around as you tour the garden. There were so many different species of plant life, which was so awesome to see growing in the garden. The garden is such a beautiful place to visit.

In 2004, the Friends funded a research grant to the University of Florida to produce a Master Plan to guide the Garden’s future development. During 2004 and 2005 Hurricanes Frances, Jeanne and Wilma destroyed 70% of the property’s mature tree canopy and virtually shattered the original Garden. Since 2006, The Friends and Palm Beach County have restored both the lost tree canopy and the Garden.

Renita S Level Contributor 5 reviews 4 attraction reviews 1 helpful vote “Love Plants?” Reviewed 3 weeks ago If you love plants this is the place to be, there is a sense of tranquility that evolves around as you tour the garden. There were so many different species of plant life, which was so awesome to see growing in the garden. The garden is such a beautiful place to visit. Helpful? Thank Renita S Report

“Love Plants?” Reviewed 3 weeks ago If you love plants this is the place to be, there is a sense of tranquility that evolves around as you tour the garden. There were so many different species of plant life, which was so awesome to see growing in the garden. The garden is such a beautiful place to visit. Helpful? Thank Renita S Report

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