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Fun Events Planned for Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach County

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - eTradeWire -- (West Palm Beach, FL – August 13, 2019) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting four fun and horticulturally informative programs and events in September and October. Visitors to Mounts will also want to experience the amazing eco-exhibition, CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit, which will be on display throughout 2019.

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.  This 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.

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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. The 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.

Dogs' Day in the Garden

Saturday, October 19 – 10 am to :30 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for Mounts members; $10 for non-members; $5 for children (ages 5-12)

This is the perfect opportunity for an entire family, dogs included, to visit the Garden, take a walk on the winding paths, meet other pooch pals and heel for photo opportunities. Mounts will provide complimentary water and treats for all dogs. Admission price includes admission to Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition.

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Also at Mounts Through 2019

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.


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

Source: PR by Schweikhart
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