Virtual Mounts Botanical Garden – West Palm Beach

Lorea Thomson
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West Palm Beach houses a botanical treasure, Mounts Botanical Garden, 531 North Military Trail is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 virus, however the garden still grows on.  This is the oldest and largest public garden with over 2,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants from six continents, including plants native to South Florida, herbs, tropical fruit trees, exotic trees, tropical fruit, and a variety of palms. 

The garden was named in remembrance of Marvin “Red” Mounts.  Mounts served Palm Beach County Farmers and Palm Beach County Extension for over 40 years. He created and oversaw the collection of fruit trees to aid in generating extra food resources that might help people overcome vitamin deficiencies. By 1964 there were 69 fruit producing trees growing on site.

Mounts Botanical Garden is hosting virtual gardens tours of the property.  Explore the garden at Mounts Botanical Garden or visit the virtual learning opportunities at At-Home and Virtual Learning Opportunities.


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