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Awe and Wonder

MBG presents A Season of Awe, Wonder, and Reconnecting

Mounts Botanical invites you to get back to nature and to those things that bring you joy! This season is filled with exciting opportunities to reconnect to yourself and others, as we continue our mission to inspire and educate through nature.

Photograph: Moai statues in the early stages of construction

Highlights for 2021-2022

Public Opening Day for Moai at Mounts Botanical – October 28, 2021
Garden hours are Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (May-October); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (November-April); last entry is an hour before closing.
Admission $12 adults; $10 seniors, college students and military with ID; $5 ages 6-17; FREE for MBG members and children under 6. Tickets available at the gate.
Reconnect with History as the mystery of the Rapa Nui moai comes to Mounts Botanical Garden.  Thanks to the vision and gift of Margaret Blume, the Tropical Forest Garden will re-open with the permanent installation of three imposing moai statues, replicas of the iconic monolithic, human figures located on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile. Designed by artist Dennis MacDonald with great attention to authenticity and detail, each statue is made of solid, reinforced, poured concrete and has been stained to create a weathered appearance. The larger moai stands 20 feet tall and wears a “hat” known as pukao, two additional pukao rest on the ground. 

Visitors will discover the inspiring story of the moai and the Rapa Nui culture. The tribute is meant to inspire curiosity and to serve as a link to ancient history, art and culture. Opening Day festivities include a morning lecture with Dr. Terry Hunt, co-author of The Statues that Walked; Unravelling the Mystery of Easter Island. (CLICK for more.)

Plant-A-Palooza
Fall Plant Sale – November 6-7, 2021 (CLICK for more)
Spring Plant Sale – April 23-24, 2022
Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 seniors, college students and military with ID; $7 ages 6-17; FREE for MBG members and children under 6. Tickets available online or by calling 561-233-1757
Reconnect with Gardening. An estimated 60 vendors, spread throughout the Garden, will offer a wide range of plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture, accessories, baskets, and fine crafts. Visitors can stroll and shop in a relaxed environment, while looking for Bonsai, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, citrus, ferns, Florida natives, flowering trees, ginger, heliconia, orchids & supplies, pitcher plants, plumeria, roses, succulents, vines and more.  The Mounts Botanical Nursery and Garden Thrift Shop will also be open with a great variety of plants and unique treasures for the home and garden.

Garden of Lights – December 1-23, 2021
Tuesday-Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. (last entry at 8 p.m.)
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 seniors, college students and military with ID; $7 ages 6-17; FREE for MBG members and children under 6. Ticket sales open Monday, November 22nd.
Reconnect with Magic as Mounts Botanical lights up the gardens for 20 sparkling evenings during the holiday season. Visitors of all ages will enjoy discovering the magic of Mounts at night as thousands of jewel-toned lights illuminate and amplify the lush tropical foliage, majestic trees and signature structures along an easy-to-follow route throughout various garden areas. CLICK for more.

Sean Kenney’s Nature POP! Art with LEGO® Bricks – January 8-May 1, 2022
Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (last entry at 3 p.m.)
Tickets: $15 adults; $12 seniors, college students and military with ID; $7 ages 6-17; FREE for MBG members and children under 6. Ticket sales open December 2021.
Reconnect with your Inner Child.  This new exhibition from acclaimed artist Sean Kenney features over 40 sculptures made from more than 800,000 LEGO® pieces and explores the beauty of nature through highly stylized, colorful displays that stand in striking contrast with their surroundings.  Produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Nature POP! blends art, science, and innovation in the display of these sculptures. Known for his ability to make striking works of art using simple LEGO toys, Kenney pushes the boundaries of the medium in this new exhibition through his use of vibrant colors and a bold, graphical style. Inspired by the Pop art movement, Kenney’s work on Nature POP! plays on that movement’s principles by blurring the boundaries between austere and the everyday, and draws from a belief that everything is interconnected.

Ongoing Special Days

Dog’s Day in the Garden – 2nd Sunday Each Month
9 a.m.-3 p.m. (May-October); 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (November-April); last entry is an hour before closing.
Admission $12 adults; $10 seniors, college students and military with ID; $5 ages 6-17; FREE for MBG members and children under 6. Tickets available at the gate.
Reconnect with your Best Friend.  Dogs’ Day in the Garden offers families a refreshing departure from everyday dog walks.  Bring your beloved pooch to enjoy a relaxed garden stroll. There are many great spots to capture family photos for posting online with #mountsbotanicalgarden.

Guidelines:
+ Non-retractable leashes only; retractable leashes are not permitted.
+ No more than one dog per adult will be admitted.
+ Rabies vaccination must be current.
+ Visitors should bring their own and water treats.
+  For all Dogs’ Day rules, please visit www.mounts.org/dogs-day.

Palm Beach County Resident Days – June 16, July 21, and August 18, 2022
3rd Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; last entry at 2 pm.
PBC residents receive free admission with proof of residency.