Mounts Botanical Garden presents the 15th Annual Connoisseurs Garden Tour (CGT). As our 40th Anniversary Season celebration continues, we are very excited about this year’s tour, which gives you a chance to see 7 beautiful and imaginative gardens on Saturday and our own Botanical Garden on Sunday!
Saturday, May 11th
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Seven private gardens will be open for your viewing pleasure (Saturday only!). This is a SELF-GUIDED tour.
Sunday, May 12th
10:00 am-4:00 pm (last entry is at 3:30 pm)
Enjoy the beauty of Mounts Botanical Garden on Mother’s Day! We’ll offer free admission to all those with a CGT ticket. This offer is good for Sunday only!
Cost: $25 Members, $35 Non-Members
NOTE! Please print and present your ticket at each garden location for admission.
Tickets are also available for purchase NOW at the Mounts Botanical Gift Shop and office.
Tickets will also be available at these locations BEGINNING THURSDAY, APRIL 25TH:
550 Center St., Jupiter, 561-575-0679
Palm Beach Gardens
Art by Nature Garden Center
5155 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-718-2990
Green Garden Supply
1100 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens, 561-845-2072
Amelia’s Smarty Plants
1515 N. Dixie Hwy., Lake Worth, 561-540-6296
Delray Beach Garden Center
3827 W. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561-243-6869
Johnny Mango’s Produce
2708 N. Federal Hwy., Delray Beach, 561-276-4424
CLICK HERE to download a PDF with the participating garden information.
Connoisseurs Garden Tour is graciously sponsored by:
1A. Polly’s Garden: A Walled Treasure in Palm Beach
231 Chilean Avenue
Blue accents including pots, doors, and artfully used lattice work unite this lovely small walled garden. A study in how to use plants on vertical surfaces, bromeliads and orchids cover the surfaces of walls, trees and even driftwood in pots. While your first impression will be of the expansive colorful collection of orchids, be sure to look around as there are many rare bromeliads, begonias and other unusual small tropical plants. The variety and use of plant material reflects the owner’s horticultural passion. Walk to Pan’s Garden.
1B. Pan’s Garden: Native Inspiration in Palm Beach
311 Peruvian Avenue
Gardens are never “finished”, and that is certainly true of Pan’s Garden, a private garden open to the public, owned by the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach. Approaching its 25th Anniversary, Pan’s has undergone a facelift! Even if you’ve seen it before, you haven’t seen This Pan! Now it is truly a native garden accessed by lovely new brick walks. The hill has been opened and features a charming old bench under the oak and a bird bath from Mounts’ Vintage Shop. At the sunny south end a butterfly walk has been added. Your garden host is the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach.
2. Bill’s Garden: A Horticulture Delight in West Palm Beach
717 Avon Road
The owner has created this lovely garden surrounding the 1925 house in only 5 years. Enter the exquisitely maintained back garden and the fast-paced world just stops. There are many carefully selected horticultural wonders, but the overall effect is one of natural beauty, shade, and peace — a tropical paradise. Meander through the garden surrounding the pool on pathways edged with palms and tropical greenery and then sit on one of the small porches filled with flowering orchids and experience the garden’s full beauty and variety.
3. Kathy’s Garden: A Terraced Jewel in Lake Clarke Shores
7635 W. Lake Drive
The terraced back yard, nestled between the house and canal and surrounding a fire pit, is filled with surprises from spectacular roses to a huge tibouchina in pots. It features lovely collections of succulents, orchids and tillandsias as well as a specimen Tahitian gardenia, giant milkweed and old man palm. The owner created the garden to draw butterflies and birds and their colors and sounds add to the delightful garden setting.
4. Adam’s Garden: Vintage Americana in Lake Worth
207 Palm Way
Enter this 1931 cottage which has many of its original features and is full of Americana and folk-art items, and then suddenly you get your first view of the back garden. The easily maintained small garden area includes a garage (peek in and see the 1933 Ford hot rod that the owner still races) a vintage summer kitchen, a waterfall flowing into the large koi pond, a swimming pool and palms full of orchids. Reclaimed materials and repurposed items are used throughout. This is an unusual garden that showcases its owner’s interests.
5. Randy and Maura’s Garden: Fruitful Surprises in Atlantis
322 Yorktowne Circle
This hedged garden on a corner lot feels secluded and much larger than it is. Arbors and three seating areas divide the garden into different rooms, but all encourage you to sit and enjoy the peace and dappled sun light created by a large sapodilla tree. As you walk toward the side of the house, you will see a delightful change. Sunlight fills the area and fruit, herbs and vegetables abound. You’ll see Lemon and Florida Peach trees, blueberries, eggplant, and cucumbers amongst others — this is a garden to fill any gourmand with delight.
6. Karen’s Garden: A Colorful Palette in Delray Beach
501 NW 8th Avenue
A large, colorful butterfly garden greets visitors and the wide variety of brightly blooming plants draw butterflies, bees, caterpillars, and birds to the area. All the gardens here are organic, including the roses with a drip irrigation system. A small shady terrace beckons you to sit a while and enjoy the sound of the fountains (notice the one made with driftwood). Winding your way around the many small gardens be sure to notice how orchids have been woven in the banyan roots.