Since January there have been more than 150 scheduled luncheon and gala benefits on Palm Beach, according to The Shiny’s “Society Calendar,” leaving some generous cliff dwellers with fashion fatigue and cash-flow cramps. Despite the arrival of double-decker auto transports stacked with departing NEW YORK & NEW JERSEY license plates marking the end of the formal season, the annual Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Benefit garnered several hundred green thumbs who found something to give and to wear. Susanne and Douglas Durst welcomed guests of Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest public garden to their North for an afternoon of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a popular silent auction, featuring uncommon plants rather than the customary jaunts and jewels. Over at The Colony Hotel’s CPB Lounge, author Wendy Moonan welcomed friends and signed her new book New York Splendor: The City’s Most Memorable Rooms. A former New York Times antique columnist whose articles have appeared in Architectural Digest and Town & Country, Wendy covers architecture and design for The Architectural Record and Veranda magazines.
April 7, 2019 – 5:30 PM
Mounts Botanical Garden Spring Benefit
North End – Palm Beach
The Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden’s Benefit Committee included Meg Bowen, Bill Brady, Martha Gilbert, Julie Kime, Leslie Mann, Beverly Myers, Anne Pepper, Polly Reed, Sandy Smith, and Paton White. Along with its educational programs for children and adults, theMBG’sGarden of Tranquility, O’Keeffe Rain Garden, Windows on the Floating World, and its current “Cutting Corners: A Stickwork Exhibit” are some of its major attractions.