Mounts Botanical Garden Presents Largest Exhibition in 30-Year History

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden will be opening the largest exhibition in its 30- year history: Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks. This new Nature Connects exhibit is making its Florida debut at The Mounts Botanical Garden, and will feature 15 super-sized structures in 13 different displays, made out of nearly a half-million LEGOs. Among the garden-themed items on display will be a birdbath with squirrel, Bonsai tree, girl with watering can, Monarch butterfly, corn spider, deer family, dragonfly, flowers, hummingbird, peacock, sea turtle, wheelbarrow and more. Opening on Saturday, Nov. 14, and running through mid-February, this dazzling, family-friendly exhibition by artist/creator Sean Kenney has been a smash hit in every city in which it been presented. Admission is $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 are $15. In addition, a variety of LEGO-themed collectibles will be available for purchase in the Mounts Gift Shop. Connecting With Nature Holiday Promotion: Children and teens from Palm Beach County are invited to create an original garden-themed holiday ornament made out of LEGOs, such as a flower, plant, insect, animal or gardening tool. The submitted ornaments can be dropped off at either the office or Gift Shop at Mounts Botanical Garden between Oct. 1 and Nov. 25, 2015. LEGO Robotics with 4-H: On Monday, Dec. 21, from 10 a.m. to noon, students from Palm Beach County schools will provide a live demonstration and presentation on LEGO Robotics. Through this program, young people will develop knowledge and skills geared toward STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), while exploring real-world applications of technology. Co-sponsored and in collaboration with the 4-H Robotics Program, this fun and informative workshop for designers and LEGO enthusiasts of all ages will be held in Exhibit Hall A at Mounts. The cost to attend is $15 for Mounts members; $25 for nonmembers. For more information, please call (561) 233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.