For over 40 years, a tropical garden has served as a magical escape for locals and tourists visiting West Palm Beach; Mounts Botanical Gardens is the oldest and largest garden around, featuring more than 2,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants.
This botanical paradise is home to many different gardens including a rain garden, a trial garden with seasonal plants, a bulb garden and so much more.
The garden continues to be a true hidden gem among passersby despite its location right across from Palm Beach International Airport.
Currently, Mounts Botanical Garden features Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibit where you can walk inside and explore the impressive art.
The massive sculpture features a maze-like experience which reminisces a fortress or tribe-inspired houses. The artists used 30,000 sticks from willows to create the sculpture during a three-week “community build.”
The artistic project was supported by 106 volunteers who completed a total of 632 hours over 159 shifts.
Besides the natural exhibition, visitors can stroll around the different gardens and enjoy a tropical voyage through the many plants and species surrounding the venue.
Every month, the botanical garden has different plants in bloom. For the month of August: Pink Museanda, Tree Bougainvillea, Variegated Butterfly Ginger and Ylang Ylang Perfume Flower are blooming.
There will be an orchid presentation from different parts of the world on August 20th. Regular admission to Mounts Botanical Garden is $10 per person daily from 10 am to 4 pm.
So, the next time you go on a trip or return to West Palm Beach, take a break from the city life and enjoy an afternoon through the tropics.
Mounts Botanical Garden
Address: 531 North Military Trail West Palm Beach, Fl 33415
Hours: Daily 10 am to 4 pm.
Why you need to go: This is the largest and oldest botanical garden in West Palm Beach.