Mounts Botanical Garden: Palm Beach County’s oldest public garden

If you’re lucky enough to visit Florida, you need to find time to visit the Mounts Botanical Garden in Palm Beach County.

With more than 2,000 tropical and subtropical plants, and more than a dozen specialised garden areas, its a jewel. One really cool specialised garden is the Garden of Well Being, which showcases plants that are used in cosmetics, teas, medicinal use, dyes, ceremonies and folk remedies.

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Affiliated with the University of Florida, the Garden is both the oldest and largest public garden in Palm Beach County. It was severaly damaged in the hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005 but has been restored since.

The Garden hosts events throughout the year, including famous plant sales in spring and fall (autumn). The garden is located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach. Events at Mounts are accessible to people with disabilities.

Learn more about these beautiful gardens here. It’s a really good website.

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