Groundbreaking for Mounts Botanical Gardens’ ‘Windows on the Floating World’ reset for Friday

mounts01mountsmapUPDATE: The county announced today that the Oct. 5 groundbreaking, postponed by Hurricane Matthew, has been reset for 11 a.m. Friday.

Groundbreaking is set for Wednesday afternoon at Mounts Botanical Garden  for its “Windows on the Floating World,” a tropical wetland to complement Palm Beach County’s largest and oldest public garden complex.

Work on the 6,000-square-foot “Windows” is expected to take three to four months, with the garden opening in early 2017.  A small stretch of a walkway will be closed to the public during construction.

Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden raised $470,000 for construction. The Palm Beach County Commission voted on May 3 to throw in $40,000.

The attraction, on the east side of the existing lake, will feature numerous plants from both wetlands and tropical uplands, incorporating them into an existing shade and color garden and an existing bridge overlook.