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Sensory Series

Get Back to Our Senses

Mounts Botanical is launching 2021 with new, outdoor wellness series. Let’s get back to our senses!


Registration and Tickets

To register for classes or to purchase Guided Garden Walk tickets, please CLICK to be re-directed to the event calendar.  Then select your date.  Sold out classes and walks are removed from the calendar.


Qi Gong

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.

Qi Gong classes will be led by certified instructor, Roxanne Cumberland.

Focused attention on the breath enhances functionality in the body and the mind allowing the participant to have more awareness and control over the Qi which is defined as ‘life force’ or energy.”

A Qi Gong class includes the following elements: Breath / activate Qi / warmup / stretching / flow (take in positive energy, slow and relaxing) / postures / meditation.

Class Details:

  • Wednesdays, 10-11 am; registration is required.
  • Designed for adults of any age and level of ability.
  • Limit of 10-15 people per class; participants will be spaced for social distancing.
  • Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes and bring a towel or yoga mat and water.
  • Chairs will be available.
  • Rain location is the Portico in the Hutcheson Agricultural Complex.
  • Classes are $25 each for nonmembers (includes full Garden admission), $10 for MBG members.

About Roxanne Cumberland:
Roxanne has studied Qi Gong for the past 10 years and holds a certification to teach through Holden Qi Gong. She is a retired Palm Beach County public school teacher and the current President of the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County.

Invigorating Body Flex

Come raise your energy level, work on your balance, strengthen muscles and core while having fun in our beautiful surroundings. Find joy in getting out and moving your body in a safe environment.

Body Flex classes are led by certified fitness/yoga instructor, Hegina Rodrigues.

The benefits of Body Flex low impact aerobic exercises:

  • Safe and effective for increasing range of motion with low impact, entire body movement
  • Alleviates stress and pressure on your joints
  • Focuses on balance and stretching while bringing awareness to the breath
  • Engages the brain and boosts your overall energy

Class Details:

  • Thursdays at 9:00-9:45 am; registration is required.
  • Designed for adults of any age and level of ability.
  • Limit of 10 people per class; participants will be spaced for social distancing.
  • Wear sneakers or good walking shoes and bring water.
  • Chairs will be available.
  • Rain location is the Portico in the Hutcheson Agricultural Complex.
  • Classes are $15 each, which includes full Garden admission.

About Hegina Rodrigues:
Hegina has a background in dance and has been teaching fitness and yoga for decades. While certified in several types of yoga in the US, Brazil, Nepal and India, she enjoys teaching a variety of styles and is not limited to one type.  Her classes vary according to place and audience keeping the classes interesting, safe and fun for all abilities. She has developed her own movement and breath combinations, creating a low impact way to raise energy, improve  balance, strength and flexibility.

Art in the Garden Drawing Classes

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 will be led by artist/instructor, Marilyn Walter.

Class Details:

  • Thursdays, 1-3 pm; registration is required; beginning in April, time will change to 10 am.
  • Designed for adults at all levels of drawing experience
  • Each class will build on the previous class for those who need it; newcomers welcome to each class.
  • Limit of 12 people per class; participants will be spaced for social distancing.
  • Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes and bring water.
  • Chairs will be available.
  • Rain location is the Portico in the Hutcheson Agricultural Complex.
  • Fee is $20 per class for nonmembers (includes full Garden admission) and $10 for MBG Members.

About Marilyn Walter:
Marilyn is an active member of the South Florida Arts Community.  She has taught drawing, painting, and mixed media.  Her own figurative and landscape works have been in numerous shows in Florida, Texas, New Jersey and New York. 

Get Back to Our Senses Guided Walks

Come reconnect with nature and your inner self with delightful sensory walks. Each week offers a different experience to engage your senses: Guided Meditative Walk; Inspired Listening; Touch-Me-Not Cactus and Succulents; Aroma Therapy and Edible Plants.

Guided Walks are led by MBG Special Projects Manager, April Krebs unless otherwise noted.

Series Details:

  • Fridays at 12:00-1:00 pm; registration is required.
  • For adults only; limit of 10 people per walk.
  • Wear sneakers or good walking shoes and bring water.
  • Guided Walks are priced individually and include full Garden admission.

Registration and Tickets

To register for classes or to purchase Guided Garden Walk tickets, please CLICK to be re-directed to the event calendar.  Then select your date. Sold out classes and walks are removed from the calendar.


Your Safety is our Priority

  • We are gradually adding reduced capacity, in-person events and programs to our calendar.
  • Face coverings are required 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.