With the sunny summer months at hand, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is announcing new hours and reduced admission rates through Labor Day at the beautiful 20-acre oasis, located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach.

“Summer at the Garden will be packed with special events, horticultural workshops, and healthy activities, so our special summer hours and lower admission prices are extra encouragement for visitors of all ages to come out and Discover, Join, Shop, and Volunteer,” invites Mounts Interim Co-Director Misty Stoller.

As of June1, Mounts Botanical Garden will be open to the Public Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm (with last entry at 2 pm), and the daily admission rate as of today has been lowered to $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, college students and military with IDs; $7 for ages 6 to 17; and free for children under age 6. The traditional hours and rates at Mounts will resume this Fall.

In addition, the ever-popular Palm Beach County Residents Days and Dogs’ Days in the Garden will continue throughout the Summer. This includes FREE admission for Palm Beach County residents on the first Wednesday of every month. (Visitors must show proof of residency for entry.) Dogs’ Days in the Garden are the second Sunday of each month (except during events and plant sales). Dogs are free for members and $5 for nonmembers. For details, visit www.mounts.org/dogs-day/.

Mounts Botanical Garden & Bloomberg Connects

Explore Anytime, Anywhere with New Mobile Garden Guide

Visitors can now explore Mounts Botanical Garden anytime from anywhere across the globe with the new Mobile Garden Guide. Launched in partnership with Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the guide is designed to elevate and enrich the visitor experience by making it easy to discover more of what people love before, during, and after their visit to the Garden. Multi-media content includes maps and information on Mounts Botanical’s 25 display gardens, art in the garden, and current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as an ever-growing spectrum of new photo, audio, and video content available exclusively via the app. To learn more and download the app, visit www.mounts.org/mobile-garden-guide/ [mounts.org]


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 20-acre tropical oasis will see an acclaimed collection of 25 unique garden areas containing more than 7,000 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.


Available for Interview:

Misty Stoller, Interim Co-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

954.292.8169 / mstoller@pbcgov.org


Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart, PR-BS

561.756.4298 / gary@pr-bs.net