Visit six western-central Palm Beach County native-plant gardens on Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The tour, called the Native Plant Garden Tour, is organized by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.
The cost is $10 for the day; no cost for Florida Native Plant Society members. Pay (cash or check) at the first garden you visit.
You might even take home a bird and butterfly habitat (while supplies last), for free: a fogfruit and a Simpson’s stopper. These are thanks to three organizations: Audubon Everglades, the Atala Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association and the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society (PBCFNPS).
A photo contest — pick up the rules at any garden — is free to enter and might win you a one-year membership in the PBCFNPS and the Photographic Centre in downtown West Palm Beach.
The gardens are in West Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth (three) and Boynton Beach. All are west of Military Trail. For the addresses and a map to each one, and for complete information about the Native Garden Tour Photo Contest, visit palmbeach.fnpschapters.org.
Deadline for submission of photos is Nov. 16. Submission forms are available at each garden.
Though the tour is self-guided, docents are available at each garden to assist visitors.
For more information about the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, visit palmbeach.fnpschapters.org.