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Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS

The Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden welcomes more than 100 VIP supporters to Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden for a preview of the largest exhibition in its 30-year history, NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS. Scroll down for photos!

Now showing through mid-February, this dazzling, family-friendly exhibition is making its Florida debut at Mounts and features 14 super-sized, garden-themed structures throughout the garden. The exhibition is generously underwritten by Presenting Sponsor Margaret Blume and Supporting Sponsors TD Bank, The Fortin Foundation of Florida, the Crawford-Taylor Foundation, MDH Printing, Florida Weekly and Palm Beach Broadcasting (WEAT, WRFM, WIRK & WFTL).

The admission cost to attend the NATURE CONNECTS exhibit is only $10 for adults; $7 for seniors (65+), veterans and students (with valid IDs); $5 for children (3-12); and always FREE for Mounts members and children 2 and under. Individual Garden Tours led by a trained Master Gardener Docent is only $15. In addition, a variety of LEGO-themed collectibles will be available for purchase in the Mounts Gift Shop.

With a mission to inspire the public, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County's oldest and largest botanical garden, offering gorgeous displays of tropical and sub-tropical plants, plus informative classes, workshops, and other fun-filled events. The Garden contains more than 2,000 species of plants, including Florida native plants, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, bromeliads and more. Mounts Botanical Garden is a facility of the Palm Beach County Extension Service, which is in partnership with the University of Florida and the Friends of Mounts Botanical Garden.

Located at 531 North Military Trail in West Palm Beach, The Mounts Botanical Garden of Palm Beach County is open Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. (Note: During the Nature Connects exhibition, Mounts will be closed on Mondays.) For more information, call 561.233.1757 or visit www.mounts.org.

Photo Credit: Corby Kaye's Studio Palm Beach

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Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Bess Summers, Polly Reed, Flo Chase and Isabell Furuaud in front of the LEGO peacock.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Silvia & Phil Maddux with Paton White in front of the LEGO bee on pansy.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Kitty Omura and Sandy Smith next to the LEGO butterfly.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Lisa De La Rionda, Ali & Danielle Hickox Moore by the LEGO deer family.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Sammy Cohen, Bev Myers and Elayna Toby Singer near the LEGO wheelbarrow.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Josh Weiner, Betty Wells

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Maxine Marks and Donald Ephraim

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Amanda Day, Dr. Lisa Banchik

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Charlie Hempstead, Glenn Snider, John Ricotta

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Judy Wickwire, Glenn Jergensen

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Jeff & Charlie Eagle view the LEGO corn spider.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Ana Karimi and Joe Roskowski with the LEGO deer family

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Fran Zallie, MaryRose O’Connell

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Mounts Garden Director Allen Sistrunk welcomes the crowd.

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Connacht Cash, Chuck Elderd, Elayna Toby Singer

Photo Flash: Mounts Botanical Garden Welcomes 100 VIPs to NATURE CONNECTS: ART WITH LEGO BRICKS
Visitors view the LEGO gardener and grand daughter.


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