Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, rescheduled Plant-A-Palooza, the garden’s annual fall plant sale, to November 14 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) to 15 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) ahead of this weekend’s forecasted tropical storm conditions. Admission is free for members beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday and advance admission for non-members costs $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12.
“We have reimagined our fall plant sale for today’s new normal,” said Mounts curator director Rochelle Wolberg. “Public health and safety are our top priorities. Because we’re adhering to Palm Beach County and CDC requirements and guidelines, the upcoming sale will be held at reduced capacity. We are also requesting that all tickets be purchased in advance.”
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery and Growers and Landscape Association, the fall plant sale will feature more than 30 vendors, offering a wide range of plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture and accessories, baskets, and fine crafts. Visitors can stroll and shop in a socially distanced, relaxed environment, while looking for Bonsai, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, citrus, ferns, Florida natives, flowering trees, ginger, heliconia, orchids and supplies, pitcher plants, plumeria, roses, succulents, vines, and more.
To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines and protocols, masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. The garden will have hand sanitizing stations throughout and water will be available for purchase (no food vendors this year). Visitors are encouraged to bring their own wagons or carts to the sale, as there will be no carry out assistance.