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An Evening Walk with The Director at Mounts Botanical Gardens

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August 17, 2011 6:00 pm
August 17, 2011 7:30 pm
Mounts Botanical Garden
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531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL, United States

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden  presents An Evening Walk with the Director
Wednesday, August 17 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Members FREE, Non-members $5
Enjoy the beauty of Mounts Botanical Garden in the early evening hours. Garden Director Allen Sistrunk will share information about the Garden’s history and future vision, plus stories of folklore and ethno-botanical uses of South Florida plants. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the evening fragrances of exotic flowers. Meet at the front entrance of Mounts.

Go Native… Florida Natives for Your Yard
Saturday, August 20 – 9 a.m. to noon
Members $30, Non-members $40
Discover the many native plants that grow well in South Florida. Members of the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society will present tips on selecting native plants for the yard, covering such topics as watering, light requirements and soil conditions. The benefits to both growers and native plants of reduced mowing, fertilizing, pest control and watering will be explained. A guided walk to the Society’s native plant demonstration garden at Mounts will give attendees a chance to view natives in a landscape setting and gather design ideas. Many of the plants presented will be offered for purchase at the end of the workshop.

About Mounts Botanical Garden:

Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden. Mounts displays tropical and subtropical plants from around the world, including plants native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs, citrus, palms and more. As a component of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Service, and through its affiliation with the University of Florida IFAS, Mounts is the place to connect with Extension Horticulturists, Master Gardeners, the Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program, and professional horticultural advisors. Mounts also offers a variety of horticultural classes, and garden-related events and workshops.

Located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, Mounts Botanical Garden is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The suggested donation for entry to the Garden is $5 per person. For more information, please call 561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

Available for Interview:
Allen Sistrunk, Garden Director

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Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.

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