Master Gardener Volunteer Monthly Educational Meetings
- Thursday April 3, 10:00am-3:00pm Monthly Master Gardener Educational Meeting. Mounts Auditorium. ‘Palm School’ by Dr. Monica Elliott Professor of Plant Pathology and Co-Director of University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research & Education Center. Lunch will be on your own 12:00-1:00pm.
- Next Month Thursday May 1, 1:30-2:30pm Monthly Master Gardener Educational Meeting Mounts Auditorium. ‘Tropical Flower Arranging Tips’ by Emma McHugh. Master Gardeners attending this hands-on flower arranging demonstration program….please bring your own materials for this class: Bring your own medium vase and a feature set of your own tropical flowers and a secondary set of flowers and a set of greens and pruners.
- The Mounts Botanical Garden Guild Nursery is open Monday and Thursday mornings 9:00a,-12:00pm. Stop by and shop the nursery for great plants propagated from the Mounts Botanical Garden. If you can’t make the trip to the Guild during the week…you can still purchase from an assortment of Guild nursery plants available at the Mounts Garden Bookstore open weekends Sat 10am-4pm and Sunday Noon-4pm.
- Mounts Spring Plant Sale Saturday April 26th 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday April 27th 9:00am-4:00pm. Master Gardeners are needed to staff the Master Gardener Booth Saturday Morning shift filled…Saturday 1:00am-5:00pm available/ Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm or 12:30-4:00pm with breakdown. Call Deborah Levulis to volunteer for this event at 561-233-1758.
Mounts Botanical Garden Educational Programs:
- Senior Strolls Tuesday April 1, 10:00-11:00am. Cost: $5 per senior, per stroll. Meet at the Garden entrance off of Military Trail. Seniors, bring a few fellow golden-agers along or come meet new people as you take a leisurely guided tour through our Garden. You’ll learn about the plants you see as you get some gentle exercise. The strolls are appropriate for people who have a health care provider’s approval to walk moderate distances on paved surfaces or mulched paths. Please see information on group tours if you plan to visit with ten or more people. Please pre-register on-line or by calling the office as tour minimums and maximums apply. Call 561-233-1757.
- Butterfly Bonanza Saturday, April 12, 2014. Tours starting at 10:00am and 1:00pm. Cost: $5 per person, per walk Meet in Front of the Clayton Hutcheson Exhibit Halls. Observe butterflies as they flitter from flower to flower searching for nectar and scout host plants for eggs, caterpillars and chrysalises. Our docents will lead you on an interpretive tour of our butterfly garden, showcasing great host and nectar plants for these colorful winged creatures.
- Attracting Wildlife:If You Plant It, They Will Come Saturday, April 5, 9:00am-12:30pm. Mounts Auditorium Member: $35; Non-Member: $40 Teri Jabour, Mounts Education Chair & President, the Atala Chapter of NABA bring birds, butterflies and nature home…whether you garden in a large yard or in a small space in containers. You’ll learn the secrets of creating a welcoming habitat for colorful winged residents and migrating visitors.
- Lawn Care 101:The Florida-Friendly™ Lawn Saturday, May 3, 9:00am-12:30pm. Mounts Auditorium Member: $35; Non-Member: $40. Laurie Albrecht, PBC Environmental Horticulture Agent. Discover how to have a healthier lawn while protecting South Florida’s natural resources. You’ll get the scoop on how to mow, fertilize and irrigate properly, as well as how to help prevent, diagnose and treat common lawn problems. Included: tips on how to do-it-yourself and how to hire a lawn care professional.
Fall 2014 Master Gardener Training Program begins February 26, 2004!
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Master Gardener Volunteer Program
531 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
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