Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Four Fun and Informative Events in August and September

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - July 21, 2019 - Make Your Own Fairy Garden

Saturday, August 10 – 10 am to 11:30 am

Mounts Pavilion
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.

Orchids Around the World

Tuesday, August 20 – 10 am to 11:30 am

Mounts Exhibit Hall

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.

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.
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.

Notes:

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.


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.

Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

561.233.1730

rwolberg@pbcgov.org

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Gary Schweikhart

PR-BS, Inc.

561.756.4298

gary@pr-bs.net

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