Palm Beach County Amenities
Located in southeast Florida on the Atlantic Ocean, Palm Beach County is also known as “Florida’s Gold Coast.” Shopping, sightseeing and some of the state’s best beaches are just a few of the attractions available to students when they are not in floral design classes.
Students Visiting Mounts Botanical Gardens
History buffs can explore the area’s rich past at two legendary destinations in Palm Beach — the Henry Morrison Flagler Museum (www.flaglermuseum.us) and The Breakers Resort and Spa (www.thebreakers.com), a magnificent five-star hotel which offers luxurious accommodations and fine dining.
You can shop ‘til you drop on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, which boasts famous international boutiques along with unique specialty stores, department stores and restaurants (www.worth-avenue.com). Other shopping choices are The Mall at Wellington Green in Wellington (www.shopwellingtongreen.com), The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens (www.thegardensmall.com) and the outdoor City Place (www.cityplace.com) in West Palm Beach.
Animal lovers will enjoy Lion Country Safari www.lioncountrysafari.com, which is situated in the western part of the county and offers fun for the whole family.
For plant lovers, the Mounts Botanical Gardens www.mounts.org features 14 acres of gardens located just a few miles from the design school. Tropical and sub-tropical plants from six continents grace the landscape. This is a must-see for students with a passion for floriculture!
Many students bring family members for a vacation since West Palm Beach www.palmbeaches.org is only a short 45-minute drive from Ft. Lauderdale and approximately a one hour drive from Miami and Miami Beach.
Fairchild Tropical Gardens www.fairchildgarden.org is located in Miami and offers much to see for flower and plant lovers while visiting Dade County.
Orlando and Walt Disney World are approximately three hours north of Palm Beach County, making the area a great weekend getaway. Many students who attend both the Basic and Advanced Classes use the break time in between to visit this area.
Many other great towns along the coast provide wonderful experiences for students and their families. Delray Beach www.mydelraybeach.com, which was voted “All American City,” is located just 12 miles south of The South Florida Center for Floral Studies.
The Delray Beach Marriott www.marriott.com and its lower-priced sister hotel the Marriott Residence Inn offer beautiful accommodations. While in Delray Beach you may want to visit the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens www.morikami.org
We hope that you find this information helpful in making a decision to attend the South Florida Center for Floral Studies. It is important that you get the most out of your time with us.