Palm Beach County’s Premier Botanical Garden Announces New Hours and Heightened Health & Safety Policies
(West Palm Beach, FL – June 9, 2020) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden today announced that after being closed for nearly three months, Mounts Botanical Garden will reopen to the public on Tuesday, June 16 at 10 am.
“We are thrilled to welcome friends and visitors back to Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden,” says Curator Director Rochelle Wolberg. “Our 14-acre tropical oasis offers 25 stunning display gardens showcasing 2,000 species of plants, and is conveniently located just minutes away from downtown West Palm Beach.”
In compliance with county, state and public health department recommendations during the current COVID-19 pandemic, Mounts Botanical Garden will implement Phase 1 of their Reopening Plan, which includes new Policies and Guidelines. Visitors are strongly encouraged to visit www.Mounts.org/Reopening to review these prior to their Garden visit.
Mounts Botanical will be open 10 am to 3 pm, Tuesdays through Fridays during the month of June, with the hope of being open on weekends starting next month. The Garden will remain closed on Mondays going forward.
Entrance will be limited to no more than 100 people at a time, and social distancing will be required throughout the garden.
Admission to Mounts has been reduced to $10 (general); $5 (children 5-12), and free for members.
The Mounts nursery will re-open on June 16, but the Garden’s gift shop will remain closed this month.
“We continue to monitor the situation closely and are prepared to make decisions based on current needs, as well as in response to changing conditions,” says Wolberg. “For example, all picnic tables have been removed.”
Two family-friendly and ecology-conscious exhibitions are still in place:
- Ribbit the Exhibit, which features a collection of larger-than-life frog characters, is expected to remain until mid-July.
- Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibition is a massive, willow sculpture located in the Great Lawn area.
Updated program information about Mounts can be found on the Garden’s official website at www.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, 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. Recent additions to Mounts include Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland Garden and the Zen-like Garden of Tranquility. Mounts Botanical Garden is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden. Mounts is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, please visit www.mounts.org.
Mounts Botanical Garden – The Mounts Nursery