DEPARTURE: Buses for all Friday tours will begin loading starting at 11:40 a.m. Please check in at the pre-loading station located in the Mezzanine area. Do not report to the bus itself. The bus for this tour will depart promptly at 11:45 a.m.
Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) is the living legacy of Robert and Nell Montgomery. Housed on their original 120-acre Coral Gables estate, the independent nonprofit botanical center maintains one of the largest and finest collections of palms and cycads in existence and is devoted to advancing the science of tropical botany. MBC advances botanical research, conserves rare species, and educates the community through workshops, lectures, publications, and tours of its scientific plant collections, and it keeps living specimens from wild plant populations worldwide. If plant diversity and conservation interest you, this is a botanical institution that cannot be missed!