Mounts Announces New School Program

Children enjoy a visit to the Mounts Botanical Garden.

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is launching “Let’s All Go to the Garden,” a new fun and informative program this August for third-grade students in the Palm Beach County School District.

“The Mounts Botanical Garden is announcing an exciting new K-12 educational program now that it has been selected by the School District of Palm Beach County as an official field trip location for all third-grade students,” Mounts Interim Co-Director Misty Stoller said. “This fun and educational field trip experience will serve approximately 15,000 students, 200-plus teachers and 1,500-plus chaperones during the 2024-25 school year.”

During these field trips, various discovery stations around the garden will provide answers to questions such as: “How Do Seeds Travel?” and “What Do Plants Look Like Up Close?” and “What Do We Eat?” Additional ideas include renewable resources, identifying different types of rocks, the Everglades and more.

“Due to financial constraints, no funding for this program is being provided by the school district for this field trip initiative, so financial support from the community is critical,” Mounts Development Officer Tish Sheesley said. “We need to raise $150,000 to offer this memorable experience for local third graders and provide safe and approved transportation to and from Mounts Botanical Garden.”

For more information, or to pledge financial support for the program, contact Sheesley at (561) 233-1763 or For details, visit