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Plastic Pollution Lecture, Washed Ashore. Tour

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Plastic Pollution Lecture, Washed Ashore. Tour

Time: February 12, 2018 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, Clayton Hutcheson Complex
Street: 559 N. Military Trail
City/Town: West Palm Beach
Event Type: garden, club, lecture, tour
Organized By: West Palm Beach Garden Club
Latest Activity: Feb 2, 2018

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Event Description

The West Palm Beach Garden Club’s Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, meeting features Kathy Siena, former Wellington Garden Club president, speaking about “Plastic Pollution,” as well as a docent-led tour of the “Washed Ashore: Art to Save the Sea” exhibit currently on display at the Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach.

The meeting begins at 10 a.m. at the Clayton Hutcheson Complex at Mounts Botanical Garden, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach.  It is open to the public, with a cost of $18 to non-members for the tour.  Light refreshments will be served.  Members and guests are encouraged to bring a bag lunch to eat after the “Washed Ashore” tour.

“Washed Ashore” is currently on exhibit at Mounts, and features larger-than-life sculptures of aquatic animals, made entirely from plastic and other beach debris.  The giant sculptures are located throughout the 14-acre public garden.  The nonprofit “Washed Ashore” community art project was founded by artist and educator Angela Haseltine Pozzi in 2010 and is based in Bandon, Ore.

The West Palm Beach Garden Club is affiliated with the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, its state parent organization, headquartered in Winter Park, as well as with the National Garden Club, headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.

For information about the West Palm Beach Garden Club, or to join, contact President Lynn Jones at (561) 585-1226.

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