Mounts Botanical Garden to Host 10 Fun and Informative Events in March & April

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Mounts Botanical Garden to Host 10 Fun and Informative Events in March & April, Plus Two Popular & Eco-Friendly Exhibitions for the Whole Family

 

+ Guided Garden Walks – March 11 & 26, April 8 & 22

+ Curator Conversations: Ribbit the Exhibit – March 18 & April 9

+ Palm & Cycad Sale – April 4

+ Annual Spring Benefit – April 5

+ Earth Day’s Birthday – April 22

+ Spring Plant-A-Palooza – April 25 & 26

 

(West Palm Beach, FL – February 19, 2020) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 10 fun and horticulturally informative programs and events in March and April. Visitors to Mounts will also want to experience the two ongoing exhibition at Mounts: the family friendly Ribbit the Exhibit and the amazing eco-exhibition CUTTING CORNERS: A Stickwork Exhibit.

Mounts Guided Garden Walk

Guided Garden Walks

Wednesdays – March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22

+ 10:30 am & 1:30 pm

Meet at the Garden Entrance

FREE with admission. No RSVP Required

Enjoy this professionally guided walking tour throughout Mounts Botanical Garden.

Curator Conversations: Ribbit the Exhibit

Wednesday – March 18

Thursday – April 9

+ 4:30 pm to 6 pm

Meet at the main entrance on Military Trail

$5 for members; $15 for nonmembers.

Join Mounts staff for an insider’s look at Ribbit the Exhibit. This guided tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at J.A. Cobb’s whimsical structures and takes visitors through the Art in the Garden process, from art selection to landscape design. This after hours experience is limited to 20 participants. Registration deadlines are March 17 and April 8, and walk-in are not accepted.

Palm & Cycad Sale

Saturday – April 4

+ 9 am to 4 pm

The Event Field at Mounts / Enter through Gate 2

FREE for members; $5 for nonmembers. Pay at the gate.

Join the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society for their annual spring sale. Talk to experts and choose from a wide variety of palms and cycads, with nearly 500 available for purchase.

 

Mounts 21st Annual Spring Benefit

Sunday, April 5 – 5:30 to 8 pm

At a private garden in Palm Beach

$200 per person

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting this enchanting annual fundraising event that will feature an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and a lavish silent auction featuring a diverse array of rare and exotic plants, orchids and eye-catching arrangements. The Benefit co-chairs are Polly Reed and Sally Marks. Tickets are available for purchase by calling 561.233.1796.

 

Earth Day’s Birthday

Wednesday, April 22 – 10 am to 4 pm

Throughout the Garden

50% Off the regular admission of $15, $8 and $5

In honor of Earth Day: the 50th Anniversary Mounts Botanical Garden is offering 50 percent off admission, plus some special fun activities including Guided Garden Walks at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm, and Little Earth children’s activities in the Pavilion next to the Gift Shop at 11 am.

The Earth Day Network Mission: “To diversity, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, Earth Day Network is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 100countries to drive positive action for our planet.”

Spring Plant-A-Palooza

Saturday, April 25 – 9 am to 4 pm

Sunday, April 26 – 9 am to 3 pm

Throughout the Garden & in the Exhibit Halls

FREE for Mounts members; $15 for nonmembers; $5 for children (ages 5-12)

This two-day annual event features more than 80 vendors with everything one needs for a home garden, including rare, exotic and hard-to-find plants, trees, herbs and garden accessories, with additional horticultural “must-haves” available for purchase in the Mounts Botanical Gift Shop Nursery and Vintage Shop.

Note: Mounts members can enjoy early entrance at 8 am on Saturday and enjoy a continental breakfast in the Member Hospitality Chickee Hut.

 

Also at Mounts Botanical Garden

Ribbit the Exhibit

Through May 31, 2020

Daily – 10 am to 4 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for Mounts members; $15 for nonmembers; $8 for students and RAP members with ID; $5 for children 5 to 12

Come to Mounts and see this enchanting cast of 23 whimsical, larger-than-life frog characters. Follow the exhibit guide to discover them in 17 locations throughout the Garden. Each frog has a name and a story; it’s a fun and interactive experience for families to enjoy together. The Ribbit sculptures are each 5 to 7 feet tall and handcrafted from copper, colored with natural patina with some secured to a solid stone tread, others sitting in chairs or on trees—all designed by artist J.A. Cobb. The delightful tableaux include a hoppy jazz trio, a meditating post-pollywog in Mounts’ Windows on the Floating World, a jiving froggy Fred and Ginger, a coffee-sipping frog enjoying lakeside views, and so many more.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.Mounts.org or at the Garden’s main gate. The last entry and ticket sold each day will be at 3:30 pm.

 

CUTTING CORNERS:

A Stickwork Exhibition

Through 2020

Daily – 10 am to 4 pm

Mounts The Great Lawn

FREE for Mounts members; $15 for nonmembers; $8 for students and RAP members with ID; $5 for children 5 to 12

This awe-inspiring new eco-exhibition is located in the Great Lawn area of the Garden. The 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.

Notes:

+ Last Entry daily at 3:30 pm.

+ 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.