3 of our members win 'Best of Palm Beach 2021' award
Best of Palm Beach County awards
Last week, The Palm Beach Post presented The Best of Palm Beach County awards, celebrating the businesses both old and new that we've come to rely on.
As for the Post, we've been around for over 100 years. Similar to many other businesses in the county, we've suffered, struggled and survived.
And just like other businesses in Palm Beach County, we need your support to continue serving the county.
We are very proud that 3 of the winning businesses are all active membersin our Palm Beach chapter!
And the winners, are:
- A One Stop Garden Shop: Best Garden Center
- Green Team Landscapes: Best Landscaping company
- Everglades Equipment Group: Best Equipment Dealership
2021 PBFNGLA Annual Fishing Tournament
We know it's a mouthful, but our fishing tournament is among the best and baddest! So get your tackle, sunscreen and your good-luck charm and let's go out there and catch some big Fish!
When: May 15th!
Where: Sailfish Marina, 98 Lake Dr, Palm Beach Shores, FL 33404
Please reserve your spot by clicking the button below:
See our members in action at The Shack!
If you hadn't noticed, some of our FNGLA members excel at golf! Due to Covit-19 restrictions our annual golf tournament had to be postponed but, no worries: The Drive Shack in West Palm Beach mixes a Japanese-style driving range with the fun of a modern Bowling alley!
Take a look at the pictures and check our calendar page regularly and make sure you don't miss out on the fun next time!
...but not just any kind of golf!
Mark your calendars; March 20th.
Come out to West Palm Beach's newest and hottest entertainment venue: Drive Shack West Palm Beach and hang out with your fellow FNGLA professionals for an evening of Eagles, Birdies and maybe a Mulligan or two!
Check the calendar on our main page for time and address updates!
Let's plant a tree - for free!
In order to make residents aware of the many benefits of planting trees, Palm Beach County, FL has set up an innovative program to convince home owners to plant more (native) trees in their landscape.
The benefits of planting trees and replenishing our natural canopy's are proven to be beneficial in many ways: from providing shade and eliminating heat spots, improving air quality and safe harbors for our native fauna.
Under the program, Palm Beach residents can sign up to receive two, three gallon native plants and receive information on how, when and what to plant.
Local participating FNGLA chapter members include
- Southern Native Nursery
- Quintessence Nursery
- Art by Nature Garden Center
- Indian Trails Native Nursery
- D. R. Bates Liners and GallonsB
There is an annual limit of one plant voucher, redeemable at participating nurseries for two, three-gallon native plants per Palm Beach County household, while funding lasts.More information about the program can be found by clicking here:
FNGLA Palm Beach Chapter and Mounts Botanical Garden, Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, will host a Winter Plant Sale on February 6 and 7. Guests are welcome to shop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 6, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 7. Tickets must be purchased online ahead of the event here.
“Our fall and spring plant sales have historically been very popular, so we decided to add a Winter Sale,” said Mounts curator-director Rochelle Wolberg. “In these very challenging times, our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for our vendors and the public.”
Visitors can stroll the West Palm Beach garden while shopping for a variety of plants, shrubs, trees, garden accessories, and fine crafts. The Mounts Botanical Garden Nursery and Vintage Thrift Shop will also be open with a variety of plants and unique treasures for home and garden.
Public health and safety remain paramount. Mounts Botanical Garden will adhere to Palm Beach County and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requirements and guidelines by operating at reduced capacity and hosting 40 to 50 vendors outside. Masks will be required.
'Art by Nature' nursery owner rewarded for years of active involvement with FNGLA.
The 2020 James L Lulfs Award winner is Tim Whelan who was cited for the production of the “Mother Nature Campaign” which is an award-winning series of five public service announcements promoting horticulture in Palm Beach County and was later aired statewide.
As a past vice president of the Palm Beach Chapter, Tim chaired the 'Bylaw Revision Committee'; and for having just organized a successful challenge grant campaign to assist Mounts Botanical Gardens.
Over almost 30 years, Tim’s business has evolved from buying and selling used nursery pots, to wholesale growing and brokering, and now as owner and operator of Art By Nature Garden Center, Northlake Boulevard. In his acceptance, Tim spoke expressly to the young attendees and specifically the entrepreneurs saying that all was possible with hard work and fair dealing.
Congratulations Tim on your well-deserved award!
When FNGLA pro's come together for a good cause....
On November 24th, several FNGLA professionals came together to film an episode of the popular Florida Discovery Channel's series 'Flip my Florida Yard'.
The challenge consists of doing a total make-over of a family's garden and installing a new landscape following Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ standards.
In a record time of 8 hours, the Wilson family's yard was turned into a tropical paradise, including Florida-Friendly™ plants, a butterfly garden, outdoor shower and even a little 'beach corner.'
We'd like to than the following professionals for their generous donations of material, time and knowledge:
Special Thanks to:
- Luc Limbourg
- Christina Catron
Southern Native Nursery
- Raina and David Adams
A one Stop Garden Shop
- The Friedrich family and Wyatt from
Excelsa Gardens, Inc.
- Randy Spies Handyman Service
- Jason Martinez and crew
- Bill Schall from the UF/IFAS extension service
and, of course, Chad and his TV crew from Chad Crawford Entertainment!
Come and help out our friends at Mounts Botanical Gardens, who have had a rough time and for who we are raising funds trying to get them back on track.
Get set to shop as Mounts Botanical Garden hosts Plant-A-Palooza, its annual fall plant sale, Nov. 14-15 — postponed a week after a tropical storm was forecast to be near Florida when it was originally scheduled.
“We have reimagined our fall plant sale for today’s new normal,” Mounts Curator Director Rochelle Wolberg said in a statement. “Public health and safety are our top priorities. Because we’re adhering to Palm Beach County and CDC requirements and guidelines, the upcoming sale will be held at reduced capacity. We are also requesting that all tickets be purchased in advance through www.mounts.org.”
Sponsored by the Palm Beach Chapter of the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, the fall plant sale will feature more than 30 vendors, offering a range of plants, shrubs, trees, garden furniture and accessories, baskets, and fine crafts, all spread throughout the garden. Visitors can stroll and shop in a socially distanced environment, while looking for bonsai, bamboo, bromeliads, butterfly plants, citrus, ferns, Florida natives, flowering trees, ginger, heliconia, orchids and supplies, pitcher plants, plumeria, roses, succulents, vines and more.
“The Mounts Nursery and Vintage Thrift Shop will also be open with a great variety of plants and unique treasures for the home and garden,” Ms Wolberg said in the statement.
Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 14 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 15. The Entrance/Exit will be at Gate 2 only, in the DMV parking lot. The front entrance gate and back area gate will be closed. Parking is in the DMV lot and the Mounts front entrance lot (there’s a pathway to Gate 2). No onstreet parking.
Tickets should be purchased in advance. Admission is free for Mounts members starting at 8 a.m. Saturday only. A current membership card is required. Advance admission for nonmembers is $10 (general/ages 13 and up); $5 (children 5-12). Gate admission is by credit card only at $12 and $5.
Mounts Botanical is at 531 N. Military Trail in West Palm Beach. For more information, visit www.mounts.org. ¦
for earning the FNGLA 2020 Outstanding educator award!
Dr. George Rogers was honored by FNGLA for his outstanding career in agriculture. He guided hundreds of young professionals to find a path in horticulture and is a great mentor to many more. FNGLA Palm Beach is really honored to have you as our board member!
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