Mounts Botanical Garden
Mounts Botanical Garden
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
With a mission to "inspire and educate through nature" and a history spanning more than 40 years, Mounts Botanical Garden is Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden. Located behind Palm Beach International Airport, the Garden is a hidden gem. Visitors to this 14-acre tropical oasis will see an acclaimed collection of 25 unique garden areas containing more than 5,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants, including Florida natives, exotic and tropical fruit trees, herbs, palms, roses, cactus, bromeliads and much more. Other highlights include the award-winning Windows on the Floating World: Blume Tropical Wetland and Lake Orth, where an island overlook gives visitors a view of the koi, plecos and turtles that are in abundance. Mounts Botanical is part of the Palm Beach County Cooperative Extension Department, in partnership with the University of Florida and the non-profit Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden.
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  • Amy S
    2 contributions
    Beautiful Tropical Experience
    We spent about 2 hours roaming the gardens. It was well worth the $15 admission price. My husband received a veterans discount on his entry fee. There were a few areas closed off due to construction. I’m sure they will be beautiful once finished. There was still lots to see despite this. It was very close to the airport, so there were planes taking off while we were there. That didn’t bother us.. We are from winter-brown northern Indiana, so viewing all the colorful tropical plants and flowers was refreshing!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 31, 2023
  • pamgholson77
    Coconut Creek, Florida32 contributions
    Great garden right next to Palm Beach Airport
    Who knew this beautiful gem was sitting literally right behind the Palm Beach Airport!!! It's was an absolute delight to walk thru these gardens. There is so much to see here so don't let the small entrance fool you. You definitely do hear and see the airplanes overhead but for me it wasn't a problem. Actually I liked it and was trying to get cool pictures of the planes as they landed 🙃 I highly recommend taking a walk thru these gardens, they are beautiful and have tons of variety of things to see.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 13, 2023
  • Eileen H
    North Palm Beach, Florida29 contributions
    Find your peace...
    I love the peaceful atmosphere of Mounts. Go at off hours, walk, stop, explore. I find something new with each visit. I like to take a book and read at different spots around the site. I love the eucalyptus tree and how it transforms each year.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Bruce T
    Talbott, Tennessee109 contributions
    Afternoon walk through the gardens
    Mounts is a very nice botanical garden with scenic walkways. Some shade if the sun 🌞 is prominent. A nice pond with koi fish and turtles that you can feed with food bought when entering. Some signage to identify plants and trees. Nice way to spend time with family or friends.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • The Pidge
    Wayne, New Jersey594 contributions
    A beautiful way to spend an hour or two
    My fascination with botanical gardens of all shapes and sizes continues to grow, and ones like Mounts are responsible for this recent love affair of mine. Not too big and not too small, it provided a wonderful way to spend some time before catching my flight out of PBI (the West Palm Beach airport is five minutes away). Most of the grounds are exceptionally manicured, complete with colorful gardens, lakes and waterfalls, and even origami sculptures that attract the eyes without overwhelming the beauty of the garden. Mounts instantly became one of my favorites.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written February 21, 2024
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ictkscitz
Wichita, KS37 contributions
Mar 2020
At the start of the social distancing orders, they closed their inside options as well as all programs. As tourists stuck in the area due to cancellations, we thought this would be a good place to see and be distanced as well. Their website, when you go to it, you will discover doesn’t list their admission prices. So I figured they should be low or free, especially considering a good chunk of the features were unavailable that day PLUS it’s off season. Well I was wrong.,,they wanted $53 of admission for our family of 5 to go walk the grounds. There apparently is no desire to help the public in the time of social distancing and job insecurity, by waving or reducing admission, despite lesser offerings. They should be embarrassed at not thinking of people first but rather profits.
Written March 20, 2020
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Jasmine38Chichester UK
Chichester, UK1,951 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
What a gorgeous garden, or I should say series of different gardens in a single big space, with several lakes and winding trails. Not too manicured, which I liked, with quite a lot of unique plants - the bush from the Phillipeans with jade flowers is especially memorable as I've never seen it before.

I also really enjoyed the current temporary '' Ribbit" installation of 23 sculptures of frog characters and their individual descriptions, which runs until end May.

Allow at least an hour for your visit - we were there 1.20 hours. Adult entrance fee is $15. There is a nice gift shop which also sells a limited selection of soft drinks but no cafe.
Written March 6, 2020
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margatemensch2016
Coconut Creek, FL796 contributions
Feb 2022
.A few days ago,I returned to the less trumpeted Mount's Botanical Garden very close to West Palm Beach International Airport.As usual,I saw delightful flora and once again,I appreciated its Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree,very fragrant Patchouli Flowers,Giant Philodendrons,and Nasturiums.
There was a splendid display of Lego Block Creations of animals by Sean Kenney throughout this 15 acre complex.These Lego Block Creations are on display until May 1,2022.Favorite Lego Block Creations were;the Zebra,the Polar Bear,the Pangolin and its baby,and the Galapagos Tortoise.
This botanical garden is very pleasant to walk around and much of it is handicapped assessible.Admission for seniors like myself is twelve dollars.Parking is free
Written February 25, 2022
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Adriana R
386 contributions
Jul 2022
This 40 years old garden is like a tropical oasis located in the city of West Palm Beach, but the only noise that will remind you of that is the planes landing in the adjacent airport.

It’s a vast garden (16 acres), so you can easily spend a few hours in there. Among all the plants and vegetation (all of them labeled with their names) there are also an herbs’ garden, a “zen” area, a pond with fish and turtles that you can feed (you purchase the bag of food for $1 at the entrance), and a nursery that sells plants.

It’s a great place to go to relax (even during the hot summer), and a perfect one for photography.

The second Saturday of the month, Palm Beach Residents enter for free: we will surely take advantage of that above all during the winter, and we will also keep an eye on the special event, activities and exhibits that the garden offers from time to time.
Written August 5, 2022
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Sue H
8 contributions
Dec 2019
Volunteers and staff running the event were very gracious, happy, and kind. The decorations were beautiful, and not commercial advertising which occurs when businesses provide lighting at these kinds of things. There was an amazing maize created by an artist and volunteers You felt like one of the hobbits, walking through it. Hope they do it again next year. Our family is making it an anuual tradition.
Written January 13, 2020
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Holly F
Shelton, CT9 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited the Garden yesterday expecting to see just the things one usually does in a garden. And while all the plants and trees were lovely, the highlight was the frog sculptures. You would turn a corner and see whimsical frogs dancing, working in a garden or playing musical instrument...just to name a few! It was simply delightful, and you could tell from the comments made by other visitors, that they enjoyed it as much as we did. So glad we had a chance to experience this exhibit!
Written January 19, 2020
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LWL3333
Wellington, FL18,100 contributions
Feb 2020
Since today is quite a beautiful day, my wife forced me to spend some time at these beautiful gardens. The plants and trees are all labeled by name, and there are both indoor and outdoor exhibits. The main outdoor exhibit is pretty cute and named "Ribbit the Exhibit", 23 super-sized metal frog sculptures including their names and occupations. Kids will love these frogs. Free Parking at the entrance. No discount for seniors (!!).
Written February 13, 2020
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AD12343
Boynton Beach, FL32 contributions
Feb 2020
I have been to the Mounts numerous times and never tire of it. With hundreds of varieties of plants from all over the world, it's a site to behold. You meander along paths and see majestic palms, beautiful lakes, and an array of colorful blooms, you become relaxed and tune into the beauty that only Mother Nature can provide. Many of the plants are identified so if you're searching for some unusual plants for your home, you will know what to look for. Their herb garden is lovely, as is the butterfly garden that will astound you with the gorgeous fluttering creatures circling around you! Currently they have an exhibit of adorable metal frog sculptures that are interspersed within the lovely gardens. I'm sure you will want to take your photo standing next to them, as I did. These gardens are a MUST see!
Written February 26, 2020
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Laura S
Melbourne, FL65 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. The gardens are actually a series of different gardens — herbs, vegetables, butterfly, and south Florida gardens. Plus there is a delightful (temporary) exhibit of frog sculptures scattered throughout the gardens waiting to be discovered. Absolutely delightful!
Written March 9, 2020
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Kleinina
Boca Raton, FL13 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
I love going to this beautiful park. It's a little Oasis next to the airport. But you still feel very peaceful there. They had a cool exhibition of frog statues, which are a good opportunity to take pictures of.
Written March 10, 2020
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