Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Annual Spring Benefit in Palm Beach on April 8

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting their biggest annual fundraising event – the Mounts Spring Benefit – at a private home in Palm Beach on Sunday, April 8, 2018, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Funds raised at the Benefit will be used to support educational programs at Mounts, including the popular, family-friendly and environmental-themed exhibit WASHED ASHORE: Art to Save the Sea.

The annual Spring Benefit is an enchanting 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 the current and past presidents of Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden: Sandy Smith and Polly Reed.

The Mounts Spring Benefit sponsors include Rebecca & Randell C. Doane, Alice Pannill, Elena & John Brim, Beverly J. Myers, and Jane & Dean Woodman.

Tickets are $175 each and will be available for purchase by calling 561.233-1757. Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are also available.

Now on Display at Mounts Botanical Garden

WASHED ASHORE:

Art to Save the Sea

Daily – 10 am to 4 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for members and children 4 and under; $15 for nonmembers; $ 5 for children (5-12); group tours are $18 per person (5 and older)

This exciting new exhibit features 10 giant sea life sculptures made entirely of marine debris collected from beaches to graphically illustrate the tragedy of plastic pollution in oceans and waterways, and to encourage conservation. The impressive sculptures are located throughout the Garden’s 14 acres and are sure to captivate people of all ages, while emphasizing the critical importance of environmental conservation and sustainability.

Note: This exhibit will run through June 3, 2018. Tickets are available for purchase at the Garden’s main gate. To schedule a group tour, call 561-233-1757.