The Mounts: Palm Beach County's "Crown Jewel" Botanical Garden
The Mounts is Palm Beach County's "crown jewel" botanical garden. Beauty and tranquility is what you will find every day of the week. Monday through Saturday the Garden is open from 8:30 AM to 4 PM. On Sundays the hours are Noon to 4 PM. The photo shows visitors from the Alliance of Delray in front of the lake. The bench, resembling a pie crust or clam shell is a functional piece of artwork which is one of many works of art found throughout the garden. Photo from left: Alliance Director Larry Zalkin, Maxine Zalkin, Harvey Arnold, Alliance Director Norma Arnold & President's Assistant Marianne Weisman. Allen Sistrunk, Director of the Mounts is featured on the right. He led the group in a tour of the garden and described the way in which the Garden enriches the lives of all who visit, especially those who want to grow tropical plants in south Florida. Interesting specimen plants and trees are marked throughout the garden.
Sample gardens are planted throughout the grounds of the Mounts. Among them are a butterfly garden, mediteranean garden and rainforest where you can get up close to a teak wood tree. For more information on the education and professional support available for your gardening needs go to www.mounts.org
Tha Alliance of Delray took the opportunity to praise and support the work of the Friends of the Mounts. The following is a photo of Lori Vinikoor, Executive Vice President of the Alliance of Delray presenting a gift to the Garden. Mounts Director Allen Sistrunk is accepting the check. Palm Beach County Mayor Priscilla Taylor is at the left of the photo. The Mounts Botanical Garden lies within her District.