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“Lovely garden .. spoilt by the aeroplanes” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mounts Botanical Garden

Mounts Botanical Garden
559 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
561-233-1757
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Aberdeen, Scotland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Lovely garden .. spoilt by the aeroplanes”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

This would be a beautiful oasis of calm, were it not for the fact that it is literally at the end of the airport runway. Notwithstanding that, it's well worth the visit. Fortunately, the airport isn't so busy that you can't enjoy the gardens between the flyovers.

Visited December 2012
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New Baltimore, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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“Lush and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

I was so surprised to find such a serene and lovely tropical garden so close to the PBI airport. The plants, trees, and flowers are astounding. Great place to take photographs.

Visited November 2012
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Lake Worth
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4 attraction reviews
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“Ten Stars!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I do not know how anyone who travels to this area would want to miss this garden. The volunteers work very hard to keep up the grounds and it shows. A great variety of flora, well labeled and our "go to" venue for out-of-towners. We go there a lot ourselves and enjoy strolling through to see what is new, what is in bloom and just "chill out". The only "downer" is it is adjacent to PBIA but the noise is easily ignored amongst the splendor of this beautiful treasure

Visited November 2012
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Stuart, Florida, United States
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“Great little hideaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Great little hideaway where you would least expect it - tucked away behind the Palm Beach International airport. The garden was beautiful and well maintained. Lots of little side paths to explore with hidden treasures. Ample garden benches through out so you can relax and enjoy the peace and beauty. The gardens were larger than we expected, very quiet with a nice variety of plants. There were some new exhibits under construction. Looking forward to visiting again in the cooler weather. Free admission with $5.00 suggested donation to help maintain the gardens.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful gardens, fun activities available weekends”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

For gardeners, the Mounts gardens are a must to see and support, financial and by volunteering. We do not mind the heat and humidity, and are in awe of the beauty and the work that it takes to maintain them. I would give this 5 stars, except that there is still much to accomplish. Parts of the original gardens were destroyed by hurricanes, and the reorganization and development of the new gardens are not quite finished. As any gardener knows, with changing climate and weather patterns, the plants must change too!

For non gardeners, the gardens are beautiful and best appreciated in good weather. During the week the atmosphere is peaceful, and on most weekends there are activities for families (less peaceful?), workshops, plus sales of exotic plants, books, meetings of plant societies, and more. Check out the website for the calendar. Artists sometimes bring easels and sketch / paint.

There is a suggested entrance donation of $5.00, unless one is a member. I do not know how strictly this is enforced.

Visited August 2012
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