June & July Heat up at Mounts Botanical Garden

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Orchids at Mounts Botanical Garden

Orchids at Mounts Botanical Garden

Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County Invites the Public to Memorable, Informative and Tasty Horticultural Events in June & July 

 The Literary Garden: Book Discussion–June 13

 Tropical Fruit Festival – June 18

 Grand Opening of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden – June 18

Hello Delicious! Creative Culinary Class–July 2

 Yoga in the Garden – July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

 Orchid Trilogy – July 8, 15 & 22

 Summer Evening Stroll – July 12 

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting memorable, informative and tasty horticultural events during June and July, including the popular Tropical Fruit Festival on Father’s Day, the same day as the official grand opening of the splendid new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, plus the launch of several exciting new series in July. 

June 

The Literary Garden: Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 13 – 6 to 7:30 pm

Clayton Hutcheson Conference Room

FREE

Featured Book: The Cabaret of Plants: 40,000 Years of Plant Life and the Human Imagination by Richard Mabey

Few pleasures in life surpass that of reading a good book or cultivating your own garden. Mounts Botanical Garden is partnering with the Palm Beach County Library System to combine these joys by uniting book lovers and garden enthusiasts with dynamic reading selections, followed by a discussion the grounds of the Garden.

(Note: To pre-register, call the Director of Programs at Mounts at 561.233.1751.) 

Tropical Fruit Festival 

Sunday, June 18 – 10 am to 4 pm

Throughout the Garden

FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers

Produced in cooperation with the Rare Fruit Council of Palm Beach County, the new and improved Tropical Fruit Festival is the perfect way for the entire family to celebrate Father’s Day. Enjoy tropical fruit tastings, live music, indoor and air-conditioned food and cooking demonstrations, ice cream and smoothies, a fun zone for kids (butterfly garden and maze, 4H activities), even a Beer and Wine Garden featuring tropical fruit infused teas, lemonades, wine, kombucha, cider provided by Accomplice brewery, plus ciderworks and beer provided by Tequesta Brewing Company. Free for members of Mounts Botanical Garden and the Rare Fruit Council, and for children 12 and under. The TROPICAL FRUIT FESTIVAL is sponsored by Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden, Tequesta Brewing Company, Accomplice Brewery and Ciderworks, 97.9 WRMF, Florida Weekly, Palm Beach County and IFEAS. 

Grand Opening of the New

Windows on the Floating World:

Blume Tropical Wetland Garden

Sunday, June 18 – 10 am to 4 pm

Let the Water Flow & the Wetland Flourish! In conjunction with the Tropical Fruit Festival, Mounts is hosting the grand opening of Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden. This is a series of see-through walkways and permanent and moveable aquatic plants that allow visitors to feel and connect to the tropical wetlands around them.  A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, and takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem that serves as home to a wide range of plant and animal life. Additional highlights include waterfalls flowing over natural stone, an area for wading birds, and a wall covered with Bromeliads, offering some of the best foliage colors in the plant kingdom. 

July

Hello Delicious!

Creative Culinary Class with Chef Nina of Bean Scene Productions

Topic:  Juicing

Sunday, July 2 – 10 to 11:30 am

Mounts Pavilion

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Intructor: Chef Nina Kauder, Organic, Plant-Based Chef & Green Champion

Join popular chef and urban farmer Nina Kauder for these monthly informative, fun, and hands-on presentations. Chef Nina’s classes have been recognized by Florida Weekly’s The Best of 2017 for Palm Beach County! Graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Chef Nina is a local expert in organic, sustainable, and nutritious eats. 

Learn how to immediately implement tricks of the trade in your own kitchen and quickly leapfrog your culinary IQ—from how you interact with food, ingredients, and ways to pair and enjoy! Learn techniques that liberate, encourage experimentation, and give voice to your creative, unique culinary expression, from “mise en place” to knife skills.  

Discover money-saving tricks to enhance nutrients from using every part of the produce—skin, rind, peel, pit, and all. Learn a working vocabulary of tastes and textures, as well as how to use the bounty from Mounts and your South Florida yard. Don’t miss out on this refreshing, wholesome, and educational culinary adventure. 

Yoga in the Garden

Summer Sunday Serenity

Sundays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30 – 8 am

At the Hutcheson Portico Area (Back of Garden)

$10 for members; $15 for nonmembers

Instructor: Kristen Peterson, Yoga Teacher

Yoga Instructor

Yoga Instructor Kristen Peterson

What better way to relax, refresh, and reflect than practicing yoga in the tropical landscape of Mounts Botanical Garden? When postures, breath work and nature come together, there is potential to create an experience of connecting back to our environment. The sounds of nature itself can often remind attendees to center awareness, breathe more deeply, and work on stillness. 

In this “all-levels class” (with modifications for beginners and advanced practitioners) participants will be invited to embrace the elements, become more attune to their breath and gently move through postures that reflect nature. In this weekly series of yoga classes at Mounts, participants will connect to their bodies, connect to their breath and, by practicing outdoors, connect to the earth. 

Orchid Trilogy

Saturday, July 8, 15 & 22 – 10 am to 1 pm

Mounts Auditorium

For all three classes: $95 for members; $105 for nonmembers

Per class: $30 for members; $40 for nonmembers

Instructor: Sandi Jones, Broward Orchid Supply and Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Newcomers to orchids will learn how to choose the correct orchids for their growing area and what they need to grow and flower beautifully. Jones will demonstrate basic repotting and choosing the correct container and materials. (Note: Growing supplies will be available for purchase at the class.) 

Summer Evening Stroll

Wednesday, July 12 – 5:30 to 6:30 pm

Meet at the Garden Entrance on Military Trail

FREE for members; $10 for nonmembers

The best way to become acquainted with Mounts Botanical Garden is to take walking tours through specific demonstration gardens while enjoying the scents and sights of various fragrant plants and blooming flowers. Learn fascinating facts about the Garden’s history, the demonstration garden, discuss unusual specimens, and highlight plants that grow well in South Florida gardens. Invite friends and family for these special evenings in our Garden. 

Note:

To register for any of the events and workshops at The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County, register online at www.mounts.org/eventcalendar or call 561.233.1751.  Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities. 

About Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County:

With a mission to inspire the public, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, offering gorgeous displays of tropical and sub-tropical plants, plus informative classes, workshops, and other fun-filled events. 

The Garden contains more than 2,000 species of plants, including Florida native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, bromeliads and more. Mounts Botanical Garden is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden. Mounts is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. 

Mounts Botanical Garden is open everyday (except Palm Beach County recognized holidays) from 10 am to 4 pm. The suggested donation for entry to the Garden, including the new Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden, is $5 per person. For more information, please call 561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

 

 

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” is the Publisher and Host of Palm Beach Live Work Play. He is also the President and CEO of VoxPower.com a commercial voice over company. His extremely successful and diverse career has reached into all aspects of the communications and entertainment industries across the United States and Europe. Tim can be reached at tim@palmbeachlwp.com
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