Mounts Botanical Garden Offers Family Fun for All Ages: Fort, Maze, Moai & More
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - eMusicWire -- (West Palm Beach, FL – March 13, 2023) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is urging all local parents and grandparents to enjoy FAMILY FUN FOR ALL AGES at Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden, 20 acres of tropical paradise just minutes away from the hustle and bustle of downtown West Palm Beach.

+ Palm Beach County's Largest Outdoor Fort, 30,000 pounds of twisted branches with multiple doors and peak-through windows, perfect for playing and exploring—also known as Patrick Dougherty's massive Stickwork structure in the Garden's Great Lawn. This is the environmental-artist's last major outdoor project so now is the time to visit and enjoy this unique but temporary living-art experience.

+ Towering Moai, three imposing sculptures, impressive life-size replicas of the iconic monolithic, human figures located on Easter Island, Chile. Visitors of all ages will discover the inspiring story of the Easter Island Moai and the Rapa Nui Culture, and the importance of preserving and protecting both historical treasures and environmental resources.

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+ Mounts Butterfly Garden, home to a vast collection of plants that provide crucial resources for all stages of a butterfly's life cycle. The year-round flowers provide nectar for adult butterflies, and the plants provide flowers and leaves for the caterpillars to eat. Monarch, Atala, Zebra Longwing, and Cloudless Sulphur are among the species of beautiful butterflies that can be spotted gliding from plant to plant.

+ Feeding Fish in Lake Orth, which contains many species of fish, turtles, and birds, but the collection of koi steal the show and visitors of all ages relish in the opportunity to feed these beautifully colored fish. The first three koi fish introduced to Lake Orth (Speedy, Buttercup, and Sunshine) are still swimming around along with more than 70 additional koi enjoying fish food from visitors.

+ Sensory Backpacks are now available for children challenged by their sensory experiences. Designed to help families feel more prepared and confident to engage during their visit to the Garden, and adjust to new faces, new activities, bright lights, a range of noise levels, and so many other sensory experiences, these backpacks include tools to help children and adults either calm down or stimulate their senses, including noise-cancelling headphones, polarized sunglasses, and a variety of fidget devices.

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Patrick Dougherty's Stickwork at Mounts Botanical Garden

Available for Interview:

Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

561.233.1730

rwolberg@pbcgov.org

Media Contact:

Gary Schweikhart

PR-BS

561.756.4298

gary@pr-bs.net


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