Mounts Botanical Garden Invites Art, Nature & Orchid Fans to Four Special Events on March 11
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Floridant -- (West Palm Beach, FL – February 23, 2023) Bursting into Spring with a horticultural flourish, Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden will be hosting four special events for lovers of art and nature on Saturday, March 11:

Palm Beach County Residents Day

9 am to 4 pm (last entry at 3 pm)

All Your Orchid Questions Answered

with Thanh Nguyen

10 am to 11:30 am

$5 members $20 nonmembers (includes full Garden admission).

Presentation size is limited to 75 adults; all classes are non-refundable.

Orchid expert Thanh Nguyen will share stories about how he came to love growing orchids. He has collected them for more than three decades and knows well the joys and disappointments they can bring. As owner-operator of Springwater Orchids in Melbourne, FL, he grows, sells, and breeds many types of orchids, but has come to focus on the genus Paphiopedilum, resulting in numerous award-winning plants and an on-going breeding program. Nguyen will reflect on his love of all the beautiful orchids in his collection, what got him hooked, and what keeps him going.

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The Splendor of Painting Foliage
with Artist Deborah Bigeleisen

10 am to 12:30 pm

$250 members; $275 nonmembers (includes full Garden admission).

Class size limited to 12 adults; all classes are nonrefundable.

The second of four weekly painting workshops is focused on capturing the splendor of foliage. Deborah Bigeleisen has a comfortable approach to teaching and will demonstrate a variety of techniques. She will explore the elements of composition, color, and technique, and some fundamentals of color theory. Students will work from a reference that inspires them.

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Stickwork Presentation, Tour & Book Signing

With Artist Patrick Dougherty

1 pm to 2:30 pm

Presentation size limited to 75 adults.

Internationally acclaimed environmental artist Patrick Dougherty recently completed the final large-scale Stickwork installation of his illustrious art career at Mounts Botanical Garden using 30,000 pounds of live willow branches. He is returning for one day to celebrate this historical milestone and will be leading a fascinating discussion of his design and building process, answer questions, and share what inspires his creativity. He will also be signing MBG's limited edition Stickwork catalog which will be available for purchase.

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Attached Jpegs:

1.   Artist Deborah Bigeleisen  (Photo Credit: Corby Kaye)

2.   Stickwork artist Patrick Dougherty  (Photo Credit: Mounts Botanical Garden)

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Rochelle Wolberg, Curator-Director

Mounts Botanical Garden

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