2018-19 Calendar

2018-19 Programs and Events

Saturday, October 6, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Event field (enter through Gate 2)
Cost: Members: FREE; Non-members: $5
Produced by the Palm Beach Palm & Cycad Society, 561-386-7812
500 Palm Trees and Cycads in all shapes and sizes are available for purchase at this unique annual sale. You can also buy a limited supply of top-rated fertilizer and Palm and Cycad reference books. 

Saturday, October 20, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location: Mounts Botanical Auditorium
Cost: Members: $45; Non-Members: $50
Brought to you by Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply
Join Sandi Jones, owner of Broward Orchid Supply and orchid hobbyist with over 400 orchids of her own, for this introduction to the essentials for growing healthy orchids.  This class will explain what orchids need to survive, including temperature, mounting, potting and types of media that are best to use.  Supplies will be available for sale at the class.

Saturday, November 3rd; 9 am-4 pm; Sunday, November 4th; 9 am-3 pm
Admission: $10; FREE for members
Plant lovers looking for rare, exotic, hard to find plants, trees and herbs will enjoy over 80 vendors throughout the Garden and in the Exhibit Halls at this annual fall plant sale.  Shop for the perfect holiday gift for the gardener and plant lover in your life!  Don’t forget hundreds of garden-themed items and accessories are available in the Mounts Garden Shop, the Nursery and the Vintage Shop.

Two FREE opportunities for Mounts Members
Thursday, November 8, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  
Limited to the first 50 people to R.S.V.P. to 561-233-1796 by Nov 2, 2018
Thursday, March 7, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm 
Limited to the first 50 people to R.S.V.P. to 561-233-1796 by March 1st, 2019
Travel to Clewiston for an exclusive, custom tour which includes:

  • Bus pick-up and return (meet at Mounts Botanical Garden)
  • A behind the scenes look at sugarcane harvesting and processing with a view of “Sugar Mountain.”
  • A tour of Southern Gardens Citrus, where you will learn about other area crops and vegetables that are harvested there.
  • A history of Clewiston and U.S. Sugar with a great view of Lake Okeechobee, known for its bass fishing.
  • A complimentary, home cooked, Southern lunch!

Friday, November 9th, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: The Pavilion
Cost: FREE
Hosted by the Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County        
This wonderful, growing program is a collaboration between The Literacy Coalition and Mounts Botanical Garden.  Young children (ages 2-6) and their families are engaged in early literacy and the great outdoors! Program is held, rain or shine, in our sheltered Pavilion. Reservations are required as availability is limited.  Please call Mounts Botanical Garden at (561) 233-1757 to register.

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Mounts Auditorium
Cost: Member: $20; Non-Member: $25
Instructor: Sean Herbert, Got Sprouts?
Sean Herbert, Owner of “Got Sprouts?” will tell his story and explain why you should be including sprouts, the most nutritious food on the planet into your daily diet.  Sean will show you simple techniques to get you sprouting at home and introduce you to the Easy Sprouter, Tray Sprouts and the Tower Garden.

GARDEN OF LIGHTS: A Winter Holiday Event
November 24 – December 30, 2018 (closed Dec. 24 & 25)
5:30 to 8:30 pm; throughout the Garden
Tickets: $10 for nonmembers; $5 for ages 5-12; $8 for Mounts members
Tickets are available online at www.mounts.org or purchase at the Garden’s main gate.
For the first time in its 40-year history, Mounts will be all a-twinkle for 35 evenings during the holiday season!  Visitors of all ages will enjoy thousands of holiday lights – from creative installations of all sizes, to illuminated landmarks and walkways — all along an easy-to-follow route through 15 different garden areas.

All performances run 30-45 minutes
Delray Chorale – Choral performance
Sunday, Nov 25th, 6:00 pm
Highland Elementary – Band, Chorus, Handbells
Friday, Nov 30th, 6:30 pm
Lake Park Baptist – Handbells
Saturday, December 8th, 6:30 pm
Ballet East – Ballet performance
Friday, December 14th, 6:30 pm
Dance Arts Conservatory – Ballet performance
Friday, December 21st, 6:30 pm

Friday, November 30, 2018 ? 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Location: Exhibit Hall
Cost: $25 (members); $35 (non-members)
Material fee: $10 (payable to the instructor)
Presented by Reiko Nishioka, Museum Consultant
The art of gift wrapping takes on new meaning with this cultural and visually aesthetic class.  Furoshiki is a type of Japanese wrapping fabric in which a basic square shape is utilized to beautifully wrap and transport a variety of items.  Reiko Nishioka will discuss the history of Furoshiki and demonstrate different wrapping techniques. Participants will receive their own Furoshiki (which is both reusable and eco-friendly) and will learn how to wrap and carry different shaped items.

January-June 2019; open daily – 10 am to 4 pm
Admission: $10 (non-members); $5 (ages 5-12); FREE for Mounts members
Tickets available online or at the Garden’s main gate.
North Carolina-based artist Patrick Dougherty is known for his Stickwork projects that combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Over the years, his work evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload.  He has built more than 250 of these works over 30 years and become internationally acclaimed.  His sculpture has been seen from Scotland to Japan to Brussels, and all over the United States, including two Florida gardens (McKee Botanical in Melbourne and Pinecrest Gardens in Miami) and his recent massive project at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art.

Each of Dougherty’s giant, all-natural sculptures are original and created on site with the help of over 100 volunteers during a three-week Community Build.

January 8-18, the Stickwork Community Build is underway.
January 16th, Join us for a Meet the Artist and Book Signing, 6-7 pm
January 26th, Mounts members and Community Build volunteers are invited to a Naming Ceremony, 5-6:30 pm.

*This lecture, originally scheduled for January 23rd, has been CANCELLED. No reschedule date at this time.*

February 2nd, 9th and 16th in the Mounts Auditorium
Cost: $45 (members); $50 (non-members)
Produced by the Rose Society
Presented by Mike Becker, Master Rosarian, Bill Langford, Consulting Rosarian, and Geoff Coolidge, Consulting Rosarian, all certified by the American Rose Society

1 -Right Rose, Right Place:  The Basics of Roses
Saturday, February 2, 10:00 – 11:30 am
This program will present the best of the different types of roses based on size to accommodate any garden.  You will learn the basics of growing great roses in our South Florida area:  how much sun, location, planting and watering; presented with lots of pictures of roses throughout.    Handouts will be provided to each attendee listing the best roses by type, size, fragrance and disease resistance.   Handouts will also include local and mail order sources.

2 -Growing Roses for the Greatest Success
Saturday February 9, 10:00 – 11:30 am
By adding on to the previous class here we will delve into greater detail and specifics to growing the best roses, regardless of the level of  experience in easily understood terms.  Learn how to properly plant roses, the best soils and amendments, watering and fertilizing for the optimum success in your garden.  Handouts will provide a list of soil amendments and fertilizers with both organic and synthetic options. 

3 -Rose Pests:  How to Identify, Prevent and Solve Rose Problems
Saturday February 16, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Our final class completes the Trilogy of Growing Great Roses in South Florida.  When rose pests arise you will learn how to identify the different types of diseases and insect common to roses grown in South Florida and the best methods to solve those problems.  Handouts will be provided that show pictures of common pests.   These will also include options for organic and chemical solutions for each of those pests

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Throughout the Garden
Cost: $10 (non-members); $5 (ages 5-12); Free for Mounts members

Saturday, February 23, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm
Location: The Great Lawn
Cost: $10 (non-members); $5 (ages 5-12); Free for Mounts members
Ever reminisce about the days when you built forts as a kid?  Us too!  So often amazing advances in technology take precedence for this generation of youngsters, and they might miss out on the opportunity to activate their imaginations… but not at Mounts!  Thanks to our incredible Stickwork exhibit, TWISTED we are inspired to put the extra willow building materials to good use.  We can think of no better way than to invite the whole family to come play in the Garden and build your own small scale Stickwork fort!

Friday, March 22
Directed by Thomas Riedelsheimer
Gates Open at 5:30 pm; film Starts at 6 pm
Location: Exhibit Hall A
Cost: $15 (non-members); $5 (ages 5-12); free for Mounts members
Mounts Movie night is a great opportunity for the community to come together to view an environmental film and do to raise awareness of our relationship with the natural environment, and to use film as a platform for conversation, education and positive change. Each viewing will be followed by a dynamic discussion with scientists and environmental advocates, enabling attendees to share thoughts, consider various viewpoints and hear the experts’ perspectives.

This documentary invites you to follow one of the greatest nature artists of all time, Andy Goldsworthy, on a fantastic journey as he builds his large scale sculptures from New York to Scotland.  Celebrated for his deep connection with the Earth, Goldsworthy uses natural ephemera to sculpt his pieces, illuminating the captivating nexus between nature and art.

Saturday, March 30, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: in the Garden
Cost:  Included with regular Garden admission; 1 complimentary adult ticket with each child’s admission.  Additional adult tickets will be discounted.
Hosted in Partnership with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches
Children ages 4-9 and their parents are invited to participate in this family-friendly event. Kids in the Kitchen is an annual Junior League initiative focused on family nutrition and teaching kids how to live a healthy lifestyle.  The event features fun demonstrations and activities where kids will learn how to make simple, healthy snacks. They can even taste health foods they’ve never tried before.  Children will also have fun cooking with our featured Chef, who will prepare a healthy meal and visiting fitness booths to learn easy-to-do exercises.  Mounts Botanical Garden will also be hosting a short demonstration on gardening and healthy eating.

Thursday April 4, 10:00 – 11:30 am
Location: Mounts Auditorium
Cost: $25 (members); $35 (non-members)
Succulent enthusiast Kimberly shares the secrets to caring for these low-maintenance plants and explains why they lend themselves so well to container arrangements. First, create a color wheel container composition and stress your plants to reveal beautiful hues. Then, make a gorgeous floral-style arrangement and add dimension and interest to your piece. Do you only have shade to give your succulents? Choose plants that thrive in low-light areas and learn how to care for their unique needs.

Saturday, April 27th; 9 am-4 pm; Sunday, April 28th; 9 am-3 pm
Admission: $10; FREE for members
Plant lovers looking for rare, exotic, hard to find plants, trees, herbs, and garden accessories will enjoy over 80 vendors throughout the Garden and in the Exhibit Halls at this annual spring plant sale. Don’t forget hundreds of garden-themed items and accessories are available in the Mounts Gift Shop, the Nursery and the Vintage Shop. Early entrance and continental breakfast for members, 8-9 am on Saturday only. Member hospitality in the Chickee Hut both days.