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GO Public Gardens in May!

National Public Gardens Week is May 7 to 16, but we’re celebrating ALL MONTH!

Garden hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (last entry at 2 pm)
Admission: $10 (general/ages 13 and up); $5 (children ages 5-12)

Regular Nursery Hours: Thursday & Saturday, 9 am to 2:30 pm
Additional hours in May: Tues, May 11th and Wed, May 19th, 9 am-2:30 pm.

Take Advantage of Membership!

All new and renewed memberships at the Family & Friends level or above will receive TWO COMPLIMENTARY EVENT PASSES with their membership card.

Announcing the 2021 Photo Contest!

Submissions will be accepted May 7-31. Photos must have been taken at Mounts Botanical between June 2020 and May 2021.

CLICK to be re-directed to the Photo Contest page.

MOSAIC 2021

May 1-30 – MOSAIC (Month of Shows, Art, Ideas and Culture)


Mounts Botanical is part of the MOSAIC 2021 promotion, May 1-30, with the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. CLICK to see our offer and offers by other cultural destinations throughout the County! You must present the coupon to take advantage of our offer.

See What’s on Sale in the Gift Shop!

+May 7-14 – Member Exclusive Sale
+May 15-30 – Public Sale
Shop for unique gifts and receive 50% off all regular merchandise and 75% off all holiday merchandise. Sale excludes honey and water.

Gift Shop hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9 am to 2:30 pm. Come and just shop; or shop and stroll the Garden (regular admission applies for full Garden access).

Nature Walks and Tours

May 7, 14, 21 and 28
Guided Meditation Morning Walks
Fridays, 9 am to 10:15 am
$5 for members; $15 for nonmembers
Registration is required; tour size is limited.
Join us for a peaceful walk designed to quiet your mind, boost your mood and bring awareness to your environment and your body. As you walk through the Garden, your guide will give you prompts to help you engage your body, mind and spirit. Guided Walks are led by Special Projects Manager, April Krebs.

May 11 and 18
Mommy and Me: Nature Walks 
Tuesdays, 10 am to 11:30 am
$5 for members and children ages 5-12; $10 for nonmember adults; free for children under 5.
Registration is required; tour size is limited.
Appropriate for all ages; children must be supervised by an adult at all times.
Enjoy an informal nature walk highlighting display gardens and fun features popular with children and families.  Garden Walks are led by Special Projects Manager, April Krebs.

May 13
Backyard Gardener Tour (SOLD OUT! We will update here if another is scheduled.)
Thursday, 9:30 am to 11 am
$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers
Registration is required; tour size is limited.
Horticulture Supervisor Matt Boyson will lead an insider’s tour of the Garden. Learn about some of his favorite plants and some tricks of the trade. Discover what works and what doesn’t in our South Florida climate and take some great ideas home to your own backyard, patio or balcony garden!


Registration

To register for Guided Walks/Tours, please CLICK to be re-directed to the event calendar.  Then select your date. 


Events

May 8 – Family and Friends Day
Saturday, 10 am -2 pm
FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children 5-12; purchase at the gate.
Use our MosaicPBC coupon and save! CLICK for more information.

All activities will take place around the massive Stickwork installation on the Great Lawn.

      • 10-11 am: Catwalk Student Fashion Show – The Resource Depot has partnered with Mounts Botanical for an encore presentation of their 9th Annual Catwalk Student Fashion Show. Middle and high school students will showcase their original, environmentally-conscious “fashion” designs inspired by Mounts Botanical in a stunning, outdoor runway show. All fashions have been created from recycled materials!
      • 11:15-11:30 am: Downtown Dance – Students from this Lake Worth dance company will perform
      • 10 am-2 pm: Pop Up Fun: Hoop Dancer Cassandra Tanenbaum, SoFlo Snow Bubbles, live music, jugglers

May 9 – Mother’s Day and Dogs’ Day in the Garden
Sunday, 9 am to 3 pm (last entry at 2 pm)
FREE for MBG members and ALL MOMS (of human and fur babies); $10 for nonmembers; $5 for children 5-12
Purchase admission tickets at the gate.
Bring Mom and your beloved dog to enjoy a relaxed garden stroll. There are many great spots to capture family photos; post 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 water and dog treats.
CLICK for more Dogs’ Day information & guidelines

Classes

May 4, 11, 18 and 25
Capturing the Garden in Watercolor
Tuesdays, 10 am to 11:30 am
Class fee: $37.50 per class for members; $47.50 per class for nonmembers
Registration is required; class size is limited; includes full Garden admission.
Explore MBG’s unique display gardens and find inspiration to paint on location! Classes will cover various watercolor techniques, color mixing, and how to capture a sense of place.  Artists at all levels are welcome. Classes will be led by artist/instructor, Marilyn Walter.

May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28
Qi Gong
Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 am to 11 am
$10 per class for members; $25 per class for nonmembers (includes full Garden admission)
Registration is required; class size is limited.
Come relieve stress and increase your metabolism, flexibility and strength. Qi Gong (pronounced chee-gong) is an ancient Chinese exercise and healing technique. The exercises include simple, slow movements (which mimic nature), meditation and focused breathing — similar to Tai Chi. Each class is limited to the first 10-15 people to register. Classes will be led by certified instructor, Roxanne Cumberland.

May 6, 13 and 20
Gentle Yoga
Thursdays, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
$10 per class members, $15 nonmembers  (includes full Garden admission)
Registration is required; class size is limited.
Join us for a gentle yoga flow class, which incorporates balance and flexibility movements with a relaxing meditation the end of class. Yoga can help improve mental and physical well-being by increasing body awareness, relieving anxiety, decreasing stress, relaxing the mind, sharpening concentration and increasing flexibility. Yoga promotes better sleep, gives you more energy and better mood regulation. Classes are led by certified fitness/yoga instructor, Hegina Rodrigues.

May 6, 13, 20 and 27
Art in the Garden Drawing Class
Thursdays, 10 am to 11:30 am
$10 per class for members; $20 per class for nonmembers (includes full Garden admission)
Registration is required; class size is limited.
Come and be inspired by nature! Experience the Garden’s tropical delights through an artist’s eyes while sketching in our display gardens.  Learn the drawing process and how to translate what you see into a sketch. Classes are led by artist/instructor, Marilyn Walter.


Registration

To register for classes please CLICK to be re-directed to the event calendar. Then select your date.


 

Your Safety is our Priority
      • Face coverings are recommended for all participants at in-person events and programs.
      • Individuals at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 (including older adults and vulnerable people of all ages with certain underlying medical conditions) should avoid in-person events and gatherings at this time.

GO Public Gardens Events, Tours and Classes are sponsored in part by The Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County.