TASTE OF TRAN­QUIL­ITY

Mounts opens new gar­den with help of Gentlemen of the Gar­den.

Palm Beach Daily News - - SUMMER SOCIAL CALENDAR SOCIAL CALENDAR -

The Gentlemen of the Gar­den may have tapped into their in­ner Zen with Mounts Botan­i­cal Gar­den’s new­est ad­di­tion.

The lo­cal non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion and the Friends of the Mounts Botan­i­cal Gar­den co-hosted an of­fi­cial open­ing and rib­bon cut­ting of the Gar­den of Tran­quil­ity, which was funded through a grant from the Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion for Palm Beach and Martin Coun­ties. The grant was un­der­writ­ten by the Gentlemen of the Gar­den.

On April 11, As­sis­tant County Ad­min­is­tra­tor Todd Bon­lar­ron; Mounts cu­ra­tor and di­rec­tor Rochelle Wol­berg; Gentlemen of the Gar­den Pres­i­dent Jonathan Cameron-Hayes; Bob Eigel­berger, group co-founder; and Co­op­er­a­tive Ex­ten­sion di­rec­tor for Palm Beach County Ron Rice cut the rib­bon at the ded­i­ca­tion.

“The objective of the new gar­den at Mounts is to in­spire peace and tran­quil­ity — a spir­i­tual place for the mind and soul. The gar­den’s in­ten­tion is not to de­note any par­tic­u­lar reli­gion, or even to be solely re­li­gious; the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of the space is sub­jec­tive, and in the eyes and con­scious­ness of the be­holder,” Mounts hor­ti­cul­tur­ist Joel Crip­pen said.

Polly Reed, Sarah Benitz and Sandy Smith

John and Deb­bie Igoe

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