Mounts Botanical Garden Invites Public to 16 Horticultural Events in August & September

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 16, informative and delicious horticultural events during August and September, including a new and improved Exotic Plant & Orchid Sale, complete with a food court and an indoor/air-conditioned Arts & Craft Fair.

August

Yoga in the Garden

Summer Sunday Serenity

Sundays, August 6, 13, 20 & 27 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kristen Peterson, Yoga Teacher

What better way to relax, refresh, and reflect than practicing yoga in the tropical landscape of Mounts Botanical Garden? When postures, breath work, and nature come together, there is potential to create an experience of connecting back to our environment. The sounds of nature itself can often remind us to center our awareness. Join Florida native Kristen Peterson in this series of yoga classes where participants will connect to their bodies, connect to their breath and, by practicing outdoors, connect to the earth. A release waiver will be provided prior to the start of each yoga session.

Propagation: Increasing Your Numbers

Wednesday, August 9 – 5 to 6:30 pm

Hutcheson Conference Room

$25 for members; $30 for nonmembers

Instructor: Joel Crippen, Mounts Horticulturist

Discover the process of creating new plants from a variety of sources. Joel Crippen, horticulturalist and garden writer extraordinaire, will cover a range of techniques on the topic of propagation: how to make and root soft and hardwood tissues with or without a misting system; dividing clumping plants; and collecting, preparing, and sowing seeds. Participants will learn a few “tricks of the trade” and environmental conditions for success. Hands-on and geared for novices and enthusiasts. Bring garden clippers or paper scissors.

(Note: If desired, bring in cuttings of particular plants you would like to root.)

Summer Evening Stroll

Wednesday, August 9 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Meet at the Garden Entrance on Military Trail

FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers

The best way to become acquainted with Mounts Botanical Garden is to take a sensory walking tour through specific demonstration gardens while enjoying the scents and sights of various fragrant plants and blooming flowers. Learn fascinating facts about the Garden’s history, visit demonstration garden, and tour the new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden with its see-through walkways and waterfalls. Invite friends and family for these special evenings in our Garden.

 

Cooking in the Garden

Creative Culinary Class with Chef Nina of Bean Scene Productions

Topic:  Convenient, Portable, Plant-Based Meals in a Mason Jar – Breakfast (Muesli, Oats and Chia Puddings)

Monday, August 14 – 6 to 8 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Chef Nina Kauder, Organic, Plant-Based Chef & Green Champion

Join popular chef and urban farmer Nina Kauder for these informative, fun, and hands-on presentations. Chef Nina’s classes have been recognized by Florida Weekly’s The Best of 2017 for Palm Beach County! Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Nina is a local expert in organic, sustainable, and nutritious eats.

(Note: Please let Mounts know ahead of time of any food allergies, such as a nut allergy.)

 

Cooking in the Garden

Creative Culinary Class with Chef Nina of Bean Scene Productions

Topic:  Convenient, Portable, Plant-Based Meals in a Mason Jar – Salads, Dressings and Snacks

Thursday, August 17 – 6 to 8 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Chef Nina Kauder, Organic, Plant-Based Chef & Green Champion

Join popular chef and urban farmer Nina Kauder for these informative, fun, and hands-on presentations. Chef Nina’s classes have been recognized by Florida Weekly’s The Best of 2017 for Palm Beach County! Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Nina is a local expert in organic, sustainable, and nutritious eats.

(Note: Please let Mounts know ahead of time of any food allergies, such as a nut allergy.)

 

Making a Garden Trough:

The Hypertufa Process

Thursday, August 24 – 9 am to Noon

Mounts Pavilion

$20 for members; $25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Ted Johnson, Master Gardener

Trough containers are all the rage. These functional planters resemble old stone but are lighter in weight. They’re also durable and perfect for miniature gardens or small plants. In this workshop, attendees will watch a pro demonstrate how to create a hypertufa container so they’ll be comfortable with the process if they choose to practice it at home.  (Think hostess and holiday gifts!) Mounts will supply tips on potting mixes and plantings. Wear old clothes and bring clear plastic safety glasses and well-fitting, waterproof dishwashing gloves.

(Note: Class limit is 15, so sign-up early to avoid the wait list.)

 

NEW!

Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, August 31 – 9 to 10 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Dorothy Rettay, Level IV Qigong

Pronounced “chee-gong,” Qigong literally means “energy practice” and is for people interested in taking charge of their health and inner peace. Natural benefits include reducing stress, increasing vitality, improving concentration and sense of balance, how to heal or better manage an illness and more. Dorothy Rettay, who has obtained the highest level of Spring Forest Qigong, is also a professional practitioner of Wu-Style Tai Chi. She is a certified instructor and owner of The Qigong Studio and Up Your Qi!™, a system that uses her unique regimen of applied  Qigong/Tai Chi  principles and exercises to increase the Qi energy of the body and to restore  health, balance and vitality.  She has studied mind-body-spirit disciplines for over 30 years and is a member of the National Qigong Association and American Tai Chi Qigong.

September

Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, September 7 – 9 to 10 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Dorothy Rettay, Level IV Qigong

Pronounced “chee-gong,” Qigong literally means “energy practice” and is for people interested in taking charge of their health and inner peace. Natural benefits include reducing stress, increasing vitality, improving concentration and sense of balance, how to heal or better manage an illness and more.

Cooking in the Garden

Creative Culinary Class with Chef Nina of Bean Scene Productions

Topic:  Easy Peasy Hummus Made from Scratch, Traditional Variations

Monday, September 11 – 6 to 8 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Chef Nina Kauder, Organic, Plant-Based Chef & Green Champion

Join popular chef and urban farmer Nina Kauder for these informative, fun, and hands-on presentations. Chef Nina’s classes have been recognized by Florida Weekly’s The Best of 2017 for Palm Beach County! Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Nina is a local expert in organic, sustainable, and nutritious eats.

(Note: Please let Mounts know ahead of time of any food allergies, such as a nut allergy.)

 

Got Sprouts?

Sprouting for the Health of It!

Wednesday, September 13 – 9 am to Noon

Mounts Exhibit Hall A

$20 for members; $25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Sean Herbert, Owner of “Got Sprouts?”

Herbert will tell his story and explain why people should be including Sprouts, the most nutritious food on the planet, into their daily diet. He will share simple techniques to get sprouting at home and introduce participants to the Easy Sprouter, Tray Sprouts and the Tower Garden.

Summer Evening Stroll

Wednesday, September 13 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Meet at the Garden Entrance on Military Trail

FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers

The best way to become acquainted with Mounts Botanical Garden is to take a sensory walking tour through specific demonstration gardens while enjoying the scents and sights of various fragrant plants and blooming flowers. Learn fascinating facts about the Garden’s history, visit demonstration garden, and tour the new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden with its see-through walkways and waterfalls. Invite friends and family for these special evenings in our Garden.

Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, September 14 – 9 to 10 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Dorothy Rettay, Level IV Qigong

Pronounced “chee-gong,” Qigong literally means “energy practice” and is for people interested in taking charge of their health and inner peace. Natural benefits include reducing stress, increasing vitality, improving concentration and sense of balance, how to heal or better manage an illness and more.

Exotic Plant & Orchid Sale

And Indoor Arts & Craft Show

+ Saturday, September 16 – 9 am to 4 pm

+ Sunday, September 17 – 9 am to 3 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for members and children 12 and under; $10 for nonmembers

Stroll through the Garden and enjoy the new and improved sale featuring an amazing selection of rare and unusual orchids and exotic plants from ore than 50 vendors. Plus, enjoy an all new food court and indoor/air-conditioned Arts & Craft Fair.

 

Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, September 21 – 9 to 10 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Dorothy Rettay, Level IV Qigong

Pronounced “chee-gong,” Qigong literally means “energy practice” and is for people interested in taking charge of their health and inner peace. Natural benefits include reducing stress, increasing vitality, improving concentration and sense of balance, how to heal or better manage an illness and more.

Cooking in the Garden

Creative Culinary Class with Chef Nina of Bean Scene Productions

Topic:  Easy Peasy Hummus Made From Scratch, Non-Traditional Variations

Thursday, September 21 – 6 pm – 8 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Chef Nina Kauder, Organic, Plant-Based Chef & Green Champion

Join popular chef and urban farmer Nina Kauder for these informative, fun, and hands-on presentations. Chef Nina’s classes have been recognized by Florida Weekly’s The Best of 2017 for Palm Beach County! Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Nina is a local expert in organic, sustainable, and nutritious eats.

(Note: Please let Mounts know ahead of time of any food allergies, such as a nut allergy.)

 

Qigong/Tai Chi in the Garden

Thursday, September 28 – 9 to 10 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Dorothy Rettay, Level IV Qigong

Pronounced “chee-gong,” Qigong literally means “energy practice” and is for people interested in taking charge of their health and inner peace. Natural benefits include reducing stress, increasing vitality, improving concentration and sense of balance, how to heal or better manage an illness and more.

SPECIAL OFF-SITE EVENT:

The Essence of Scent: Fragrant Flowers

Thursday, September 28 – 1 TO 2 PM

Jo Malone London

Saks Fifth Avenue in Palm Beach Gardens Mall

FREE

Instructor: Joel Crippen, Mounts Horticulturist

Many natural and man-made perfumes were created by extracting natural oils from plants. In this special presentation, Joel will utilize fragrant flowers from the Garden to explain the romantic language of perfume. Be prepared to go on a “scentual” journey exploring the mesmerizing notes in popular Jo Malone fragrances such as Basil Neroli, English Pear, Freesia, Mimosa, Cardamom and many more. RSVP to 561.233.1757 or 561.694.9009 ext. 262. Seating is limited.

 

Note:

To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, register online at www.mounts.org/eventcalendar or call 561.233.1751.  Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities.

 

With a mission to inspire the public, 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. Mounts Botanical Garden is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden. Mounts is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach.

Mounts Botanical Garden is open everyday (except Palm Beach County recognized holidays) from 10 am to 4 pm. The suggested donation for entry to the Garden, including the new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, is $5 per person. For more information, please call 561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.