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Plant-a-Palooza and Watercolors with Carl comes to Mounts Botanical Garden in November

Mounts Botanical Garden's "Dogs' Day in the Garden" event.

Photo by Mounts Botanical Garden.

Mounts Botanical Garden provides opportunities to learn about growing plants and painting flowers in November. Each event is hosted by the nonprofit Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden.

“Watercolor at the Garden With Carl Stoveland” takes place at 10 a.m. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. This course is for adults with some art experience and requires registration. Participants explore art and nature through watercolor and start with a nature walk in the garden for inspiration. Bring pencils, pens, a paint sketchpad or watercolor pad, and something to photograph nature with.

Angels Trumpet Watercolor by Carl Stoveland. Photo by Mounts Botanical Garden.

Stoveland teaches watercolor painting to beginners at 10 a.m. Nov. 3, 10 and 17. Registered participants join Stoveland on a journey to discover the deep link between art and nature. Like the experienced course, the workshop begins with a nature walk. Stoveland helps participants decide on their subject and properly use watercolors. Participants provide their own pencils, pens, paint sketchpad or watercolor pad, and a photography device, like a smartphone or tablet. Each watercolor course costs $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

Florida Wildflower Foundation Executive Director Stacey Matrazzo leads “Native Plants for Florida Gardens” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3. Up to 35 adults can learn about Florida plants used for residential landscapes. The price is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers.

The highly anticipated Plant-a-Palooza plant sale is Nov. 5 and 6. The first day starts with a members preview at 8 a.m. and opens to the general public at 10 a.m. The second day begins at 9 a.m. More than 60 vendors are selling ornamentals, orchids, succulents, cacti, bonsais, butterfly plants, shrubs, fruit tees, herbs, accessories and baskets. The Mounts Botanical Garden nursery and garden thrift shop will also be open during the event. Admission is free for Mounts members and children under 6. For nonmembers, admission is $15 for adults, $12 for college students, military personnel with ID and seniors 65 and older, and $7 for children ages 6 to 17.

“Dogs’ Day in the Garden,” a monthly festivity, takes place Nov. 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with admission ending at 2. Attendees and their pups, one dog per adult, participate in a leisurely garden stroll. For a full list of guidelines, visit Admission is free for garden members and children under 6, $12 for nonmember adults, $10 for college students, military personnel with ID and seniors 65 and older, and $5 for children ages 6 to 17.

Beginning in mid-November, Mounts Botanical hosts beautiful, tropical holiday trees. “Tropical Holiday Trees at Mounts” is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the final entry at 3. The Mounts horticulture team is designing and installing three framed 8-to-15-foot trees filled with bromeliads, orchids and more tropical botanicals.

Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest, largest botanical garden, sitting on 20 acres filled with 25 gardens and over 6,000 species of tropical and subtropical plants. Mounts Botanical is at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, visit


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