Mounts Botanical Garden Invites Public to 18 Fun and Informative Horticultural Events in October & November

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting 18 fun and informative horticultural events during October and November, including the hurricane-delayed Exotic Plant & Orchid Sale, Plant-a-Palooza: Fall Plant Sale, Dogs Day in the Garden and three Art in the Garden creative workshops in collaboration with the Armory Art Center.

October

Exotic Plant & Orchid Sale

And Indoor Arts & Craft Show

+ Saturday, October 7 – 9 am to 4 pm

+ Sunday, October 8 – 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.

(Note: This event was originally scheduled for September 16-17 but delayed by Hurricane Irma. It now replaces the previously announced Palm & Cycad Sale.)

 

The Joy of the Spike

Orchid Care: Hands-On Repotting

Saturday, October 7 – 10 am to 1 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$125 for members; $135 for nonmembers

Instructor: Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Not sure where to begin? This workshop will guide participants through the repotting process step-by-step; from taking the plant out of its container and removing the old potting media, accessing the root system and cleaning it up for its new home, determining the best container, potting media or mount to use, applying time release fertilizer and how to care for it at home, light, water, temperature, and fertilizer. In this fun three-hour session, students work on their own plants. Participants should bring in three average size plants (nothing larger than a 6” pot and no overgrown monsters; nothing in bloom) and are encouraged to bring different types, such as phalaenoposis, cattleya,  oncidium, dendrobium, vanda, paphopedilum, brassia, laelia. Students will leave with freshly repotted plants and the knowledge of how to best care for them. Orchid supplies will be available for purchase.

(Note: Limited to a maximum of 10 participants.)

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, October 8 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

The Literary Garden: Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 10 – 2 to 3:30 pm

Clayton Hutcheson Conference Room

FREE

Featured Book: The Edge of the Orchard by Tracy Chevalier

Few pleasures in life surpass that of reading a good book or cultivating your own garden. Mounts Botanical Garden is partnering with the Palm Beach County Library System to combine these joys by uniting book lovers and garden enthusiasts with dynamic reading selections, followed by a discussion the grounds of the Garden.

(Note: To pre-register, call the Director of Programs at Mounts at 561.233.1751.)

Stories in the Garden:

Spiders & Tour of Tropical Garden

Friday, October 13 – 10 to 11 am

Mounts – The Pavilion

FREE

Speaker: Stacey Burford, Youth Services Librarian

Celebrate the 13th year of Stories in the Garden by bringing young ones (ages 2-6) to these FREE nature-themed programs co-sponsored by the Palm Beach Library System. They’ll love the interactive stories, songs and learning activities in the Garden. Programs are held rain or shine in the sheltered Pavilion. No reservations required, except for parties of six or more. A craft activity to culminate each day will be reserved for the first 30 registrants.

(Note: To pre-register, call the Director of Programs at Mounts at 561.233.1751 or Stacy Burford at 561.649.5439.)

 

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, October 15 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

 

Dogs Day in the Garden

Saturday, October 21 – 10 am to 3:30 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for members; $5 for nonmembers

Back by “PUPular” demand. This is the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family, dogs included, to visit the Garden. Take a walk on the winding paths, meet other pooch pals, heel for photo opportunities and shop at dog-friendly vendors. All dogs MUST be on a non-retractable leash.

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, October 22 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

 

Art in the Garden: Botanical Jewelry

In Collaboration with the Armory Art Center

Saturday, October 21 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$25 for members; $35 for nonmembers

+ a $20 Material Fee

Instructor: Alicia Jane Boswell, Metalsmithing/Jewelry at the Armory Art Center

In this class, participants will make a pendant inspired by the shapes found in Mounts Botanical Garden. To achieve the goal of creating beautiful jewelry, we will develop forms using oval and circular disc cutters, jewelry saws, and drills. The surfaces will be embellishment through hammer textures, salt-water etching, and patinas.

(Note: The Art in the Garden program is subsidized through a Batchelor Foundation grant that supports education.

 

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, October 29 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

November

Plant-a-Palooza: Fall Plant Sale

+ Saturday, November 4 – 9 am to 4 pm

+ Sunday, November 5 – 9 am to 3 pm

Throughout the Garden

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

This two-day annual event features more than 90 vendors with an amazing assortment of quality plants and accessories. Rare and hard-to-find palms, orchids. bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees and more are available for purchase. Be sure to visit the Mounts Nursery and Garden Shop that will be open during all hours of the event.

(Note: Members enjoy early admission and continental breakfast at 8 am on Saturday. Plus enjoy member hospitality during all hours of the sale – shaded area to rest, enjoy complimentary beverages and package check-in service.

 

Art in the Garden: Cyanotype – The Original Blue Print Photographs

In Collaboration with the Armory Art Center

Saturday, October 21 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mounts Pavilion

$35 for members; $45 for nonmembers

+ a $20 Material Fee

Instructor: Alicia Maria Tritico, Artist-in-Residence at the Armory Art Center

Cyanotypes, also known as sun prints or blueprints, are an early form of traditional photography. Originally invented so architects could reproduce notes and diagrams such as blueprints, cyanotypes are a fun and easy way to capture designs created by everyday objects especially those from nature, leaving a rich blue and white image.

(Note: The Art in the Garden program is subsidized through a Batchelor Foundation grant that supports education.

 

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, November 5 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

 

Art in the Garden: Place Books with Botanicals

In Collaboration with the Armory Art Center

Saturday, November 11 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday, November 12 – 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Mounts Auditorium

$45 for members; $55 for nonmembers

+ a $20 Material Fee

Instructor: John Cutrone, Book Artist at Armory Art Center

Book Artists are often thought of as neat and fastidious and this is all well and good, but there are other ways of approaching the book form.  This two-day workshop is rooted in a more creative approach and, in fact, participants will spend the first couple of hours doing just that: exploring painting and printing. Then we’ll turn these paintings into pages of embellished artists’ books. Each student will work on two books over the course of the two days, while learning useful techniques in binding, collage, and low-tech printing. Attendees might want to have a theme in mind and theirs books will evolve organically from there.

(Note: The Art in the Garden program is subsidized through a Batchelor Foundation grant that supports education.

Beautify the Yard with South Florida Native Plants

Sunday, November 12 – 10 to 11:30 am

Mounts Exhibit Hall A

$20 for members; $25 for nonmembers

Instructor: Jeff Nurge, Florida Native Gardening & Native Choice Nursery

Learn about the selection and placement of Florida native plants to maximize their beauty using the principles of texture, color and hardscape and also to minimize the use of water and pesticides. In addition, participants will review best practices for maintaining native plants once they have incorporated them in their landscape.

The Literary Garden: Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 14 – 2 to 3:30 pm

Clayton Hutcheson Conference Room

FREE

Featured Book: On the Move: A Life by Oliver Sacks

Few pleasures in life surpass that of reading a good book or cultivating your own garden. Mounts Botanical Garden is partnering with the Palm Beach County Library System to combine these joys by uniting book lovers and garden enthusiasts with dynamic reading selections, followed by a discussion the grounds of the Garden.

(Note: To pre-register, call the Director of Programs at Mounts at 561.233.1751.)

Stories in the Garden:

Trees & Garden of Well Being

Friday, November 17 – 10 to 11 am

Mounts – The Pavilion

FREE

Speaker: Stacey Burford, Youth Services Librarian

Celebrate the 13th year of Stories in the Garden by bringing young ones (ages 2-6) to these FREE nature-themed programs co-sponsored by the Palm Beach Library System. They’ll love the interactive stories, songs and learning activities in the Garden. Programs are held rain or shine in the sheltered Pavilion. No reservations required, except for parties of six or more. A craft activity to culminate each day will be reserved for the first 30 registrants.

(Note: To pre-register, call the Director of Programs at Mounts at 561.233.1751 or Stacy Burford at 561.649.5439.)

 

Yoga in the Garden

Sunday Serenity

Sunday, November 19 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

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.

 

Coming Soon to Mounts Botanical Garden

WASHED ASHORE:

Art to Save the Sea

December 2, 2017 – March 31, 2018

 

Grace the Humpback Whale Tail, the first of 10 larger than life sea creatures, all made from hundreds of pieces of plastic debris washed up form the ocean, is already on display at Mounts – the other nine WASHED ASHORE sculptures will arrive later this year. For a preview glimpse, check out Grace now on display by Lake Orth in the Garden.

For more information about this exciting, upcoming exhibition at Mounts, please visit www.washedashore.org.

Note:

To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, go 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.