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Mounts Botanical Garden Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg and the Horticulture Team. Photo Courtesy of Gary Schweikhart PR-BS, Inc.

Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners Declares May 9-15 to be Mounts Botanical Garden Week

Celebration Coincides with National Public Gardens Week

Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director of Mounts Botanical Garden, today thanked the Board of County Commissioners of Palm Beach County for declaring May 9-15, 2021 to be Mounts Botanical Garden Week. The local celebration coincides with National Public Gardens Week (May 7-16), which traditionally begins on the Friday before Mother’s Day.

Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard
Commissioner Mack Bernard. Photo Courtesy of Gary Schweikhart PR-BS, Inc.

The official proclamation, which was sponsored by Commissioner Mack Bernard and unanimously supported by the Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, hails Mounts Botanical Garden as “the County’s oldest and largest public botanical garden highlighting the diversity of plants in South Florida and a collection boasting 5,000 species of tropical plants from six continents.”

“Mounts Botanical Garden’s mission is to inspire and educate through nature and in partnership with Palm Beach Cooperative Extension, conducts integrated program efforts in horticulture, youth development, public art, and community engagements toward serving the community as an active and responsive civic connector,” according to the proclamation.

“Mounts Botanical is celebrating the restorative power that the great outdoors can bring toward uplifting one’s spirit, something we need at this time,” says Wolberg. “What better time to do this than during National Public Gardens Week?”

After thanking the people of Palm Beach County for their ongoing support, she reminded everyone that “Mounts is here for you, and we encourage everyone to come visit with their families and rediscover a very real, very personal sense of Awe and Wonder!”

During the month of May, for example, Mounts is offering 27 informative, healthy and environmental events for all ages, include watercolor workshops, sessions of Qi Jong and Gentle Yoga, guided nature walks, Family & Friends Day, and more,

Still available for viewing at Mounts Botanical Garden

The awesome and ecology-conscious exhibition Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition, a massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area.

About Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County:

With a mission to inspire and educate through nature, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Visitors to this 14-acre tropical oasis will see an acclaimed collection of 25 unique garden areas containing more than 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants, including Florida natives, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, roses, cactus, bromeliads and much more. Mounts Botanical Garden is part of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Department, in partnership with the University of Florida and the non-profit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. This project is sponsored in part by The Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County. Mounts Botanical is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit www.Mounts.org.