250 Guests Enjoyed an Evening of Music, Art and Stunning
Views at Mounts Botanical Garden's Spring Benefit
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2014) -
Supporters joined together April 6 at the exceptional
Intracoastal home of Beth Rudin DeWoody in West Palm Beach
to celebrate art and Mounts Botanical Garden at the
non-profit organization's annual Spring Benefit.
Mounts Botanical Garden,
Palm Beach County's oldest and most treasured garden, and
the non-profit organization Friends
of the Mounts Botanical Garden greeted
guests with a gorgeous view, hors d'oeuvres, music,
outstanding art and a silent auction featuring exotic, rare
and exquisite plants and arrangements, as well as other
unique items including hand-made jewelry, dining and travel
The event, chaired by Palm Beach residents
Mrs. Polly Reed and Mrs. Jean Matthews, gathered garden
lovers for an evening with perfect weather to fundraise for
Mounts Botanical Garden's Tropical Wetland Garden, a
soon-to-be new addition designed by an artist commissioned
through a partnership between Mounts and Palm Beach County's
Art in Public Places program.
"We are thrilled with this year's Spring
Benefit, a fabulous event that united fans of horticulture
for a celebration under the stars," said Co-Chair Polly
Reed. "With a spectacular backdrop, including magnificent
gardens and art, our guests thoroughly enjoyed the evening."
sponsors and attendees included Mr. and Mrs.
Joel Kassewitz; Mr. and Mrs.
John Kime; Mr. and Mrs.
Christopher Lehman; Mr. and Mrs.
Dudley Moore; Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. Breeden; Mr. and Mrs.
Richard M. Furlaud; Mr. and Mrs.
John Pew; Mr. and Mrs.
Douglas Buck; Mr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Diana Barrett; Mr.
and Mrs. E. William Aylward; Mr. and Mrs.
John Cregan, Barclays Bank; The
Robert Lee and Thomas C. Chastain Foundation; Mr. andMrs.
Keith D. Beaty; Ms.
Wylene Commander and
Mr. David Van Schaick; Mr. and Mrs.
Nathaniel B. Day; Mrs.
F. Eugene Dixon, Jr.; Mr. and Mrs.
Adolfo Garcia; Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick Henry, Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Hunter; Mrs.
Randolph A. Marks; Mr. and
Mrs. John McAuliffe; Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas Miller; Mr.and Mrs.
John T. Murray; Mrs.
Herbert Myers; Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Pepper; Mr.
Renny Reynolds and Mr.
Jack Staub; Mrs.
Louise Stephaich; Ms.
Susan Taylor; Dr. and Mrs.
Anthony L Thebaut; Mr. and Mrs.
Mounts Botanical Garden displays tropical and
subtropical plants from around the world, including plants
native to Florida, exotic trees, tropical fruit, herbs,
citrus, palms and much more on 14 acres of land in West Palm
Beach. As a component of the Palm Beach County Cooperative
Extension Service, and through its affiliation with the
University of Florida, Mounts is the place to connect with
Extension Horticulturists, Master Gardeners, the Florida
Yards and Neighborhoods Program, and professional
horticultural advisors. Through Mounts' classes and
workshops, visitors may access the best available talent to
help them appreciate and enjoy South Florida.