Tues Mar 7 at 7pm: Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “Creative Butterfly Gardening” with Tom Hewitt, freelance writer and creator of the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Garden

Monthly Membership Meeting & Lecture: “Creative Butterfly Gardening” with Tom Hewitt, freelance writer and creator of the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Garden

Tuesday, March 7, 7pm

Photographs by: Tom Hewitt  https://www.mounts.org/our_garden/butterfly-garden-3/

Join us for an opportunity to learn how to create and plant a stunning butterfly garden in your own yard or patio.

 

Tom Hewitt is a gardener extraordinaire. He has been studying and writing about Florida’s famous gardens, such as the Breakers and the Ann Norton Sculpture Garden, and he has been designing inviting garden retreats in South Florida. He has written for Florida Gardening magazine for over 20 years, and his articles and photography have appeared in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, Flower & Garden, Birds & Blooms, and many other gardening publications.

 

At Mounts Botanical Garden, Tom turned a small inconsequential nursery into a volunteer-driven, financially successful source of delight by finding, propagating and growing hard-to-find plants suitable for South Florida gardens. These plants have been used throughout Mounts and sold to thousands of visitors. Today the Mounts Butterfly Garden is a special oasis filled with butterflies and their caterpillars and eggs.

 

Having managed the Mounts Butterfly Garden for 7 years and the Mounts Nursery Guild for 6, Tom now designs niche gardens for his clients and works as the guardian of a unique private garden in Palm Beach.

 

Tom will share his expertise so that you, too, can have a beautiful and colorful garden that draws butterflies.

 

As a special treat, attendees at the program will be offered a free butterfly themed silk tie donated by designer/inventor Robert Fortier.

 

Also at the meeting, our expert Clive Pinnock will tell us more about the March Bird of the Month: Osprey.

 

Doors open at 6:30 pm for light refreshments in rooms 101 and 102 at FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, 6301 Summit Blvd (near Jog Road) in West Palm Beach. Meeting is free and open to the public.