Dogs' Day in the Garden
Photo by Mounts Botanical Garden
In August, Mounts Botanical Garden is filled with activities for the whole family, even the pup.
Sandi Jones of Broward Orchid Supply will lead the two-part Orchid Growing Essential Workshop on consecutive Saturdays, Aug. 6 and 13, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jones is an expert in orchid culture and care.
Jones’ classes at Mounts are perfect for beginner-level gardeners, says April Krebs, the special projects manager at Mounts Botanical Garden. “Sandi teaches students everything they need to know about growing orchids.”
Jones will bring orchids and supplies for students to purchase after class.
The workshop costs $70 for Mounts members and $85 for nonmembers. The cost includes full admission to the garden.
You can register for the workshop at www.mounts.org/events.
More upcoming events at Mounts:
Qi Gong classes are Thursday August 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. Qi Gong classes are known for relieving stress and increasing flexibility and strength. The exercises use simple, slow movements while focusing on breathing. Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese exercise that is meant to provide healing and relaxation. The class is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers.
Palm Beach County Residents Day, Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last entry at 2), free with proof of residency. Free entry for Palm Beach County residents. PBC Residents Day is the second Saturday of the month.
Dogs’ Day in the Garden, Sunday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last entry at 2), free for members, $5 to $12 for nonmembers. Bring your four-legged friends to Mounts on Dogs' Day, but be sure the follow the guidelines. No more than one dog is admitted per adult and retractable leashes are not allowed. All dogs must be current on rabies vaccination. And make sure to bring some extra water!
Mounts Botanical Garden is at 531 N. Military Trail. For the full list of events and more information, visit www.mounts.org/events.