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WPB’s Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Spring Plant Sale (April 16-17)

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April 17, 2011 9:00 am
April 17, 2011 4:00 pm
Members FREE, Non-members $10
Mounts Botanical Garden
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531 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL, United States

Mounts Botanical Garden to Host Popular Spring Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show, April 16-17 & Connoisseurs Garden Tour, May 7-8

(West Palm Beach, FL – March 10, 2011) The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden today announced two major public events in April and May 2011:

It’s More than a… Spring Plant Sale & Hibiscus Show
Saturday, April 16 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 17 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Members FREE, Non-members $10

This annual plant sale features over 80 vendors with an amazing assortment of quality plants and goods. Palms, orchids, bamboo, begonias, bromeliads, fruit trees, and many other types of plants will be for sale. This is a great opportunity to learn about the plants that grow well in South Florida and it’s the best place to find something new for every garden. The American Hibiscus Society, Sunrise-Conrad Chapter will be having their hibiscus show featuring many of the state’s best blooms and plants at their booth. The Palm Beach County Woodturners will be selling a large selection of their beautiful

woodturnings. New members receive a free plant from the Mounts’ Nursery Guild. Memberships will be available at the gates. (Free breakfast for Mounts members on Saturday from 8 to 9 a.m.)

Connoisseurs Garden Tour
“A Mother’s Day Tradition”
Saturday, May 7 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, May 8 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Members $20, Non-members $25
Spend Mother’s Day weekend with family and friends while touring six exceptional private gardens in Boca Raton. The owners of each garden are offering a unique opportunity for people to visit at their own pace and sequence. Brochures containing complete garden descriptions and tickets can be purchased at Mounts or at nine different locations through Palm Beach County. For more information about the six private gardens on this Connoisseurs Tour or a complete list of ticket locations, please visit www.mounts.org.

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, 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

Gary Schweikhart
PR-BS, Inc.

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