Lifelong Learning classes & workshops include admission to the Garden on that day. Lectures at the $5 Members / $10 Non-Members price point do not include Garden admission.

Planting for Wildlife

Instructor: Brian Galligan, Director of Horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden

Class description: Come and join the Director of Horticulture, Brian Galligan, in a lecture to promote wildlife in your yard. Brian will discuss what to plant and how to plant to draw in wildlife and make it an enticing environment.

Date / Time: May 27, 10 am - 12 pm

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Lecture and Tour: Avocado 101

Instructor: Steven Brady, tropical fruit expert and Andrea Grace, Adult Education Manager at Naples Botanical Garden

Class Description: Come and learn everything you will need to know about avocados just in time for them to come into season. The class will start out with a lecture in the classroom then move into the Garden for a walking tour and finish with an edible section showcasing how to use avocado in your diet.

Date / Time: June 4, 10 am - 12 pm, meet in Kapnick Center room 124

Cost: $35 Members / $40 Non-Members

Tour: Sunrise Walk

Instructor: Britt Patterson-Weber, Youth Programs Manager at Naples Botanical Garden

Class Description: Enjoy the Garden from a different perspective! This tour starts as the sunrises and showcases the beauty of the peaceful morning filled with wildlife and plants waking up in the early hours.

Date / Time: June 9, 6 - 8 am, meet in the Entry Pavilion to the Garden

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Lecture and Tour: Exploring Kathryn and Irma's Garden

Instuctor: Liz Chehayl, Curator of Plants at Naples Botanical Garden

Class Description: Explore the new gardens, Kathryn’s Garden which is filled with tropical rainforest plants and Irma’s Garden which is filled with charismatic plants. This class will begin with a lecture and then tour the two gardens showing some of the unique plants in Kathryn and Irma’s Garden.

Date / Time: June 12, 10 am - 12 pm, meet in the Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Lecture and Tour: Epiphytic Gardening in South Florida

Instructor: Nick Ewy, Associate Director of Horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden

Class Description: This class includes basic installation, design and maintenance of epiphytes covering all the different types of epiphytes: orchids, bromeliads, ferns and more.

Date / Time: June 17, 10 am - 12 pm, meet in the Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Workshop: Rejuvenation Pruning Practices

Instructor: Brian Galligan, Director of Horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden

Class Description: Rejuvenating pruning practices are a skill that is a must for the home gardener to promote healthy plant growth for the benefit of aesthetics in your yard and to get the most productive use of your plant for wildlife. Come and learn basic skills to apply these pruning practices in your home landscape.

Date / Time: June 23, 10 am - 12 pm, meet in the Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium

Cost: $15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Registration:

To register for any of these classes, please call 239.325.1366 or email agrace@naplesgarden.org . You may also fill out the registration form below and mail it in or hand deliver to

Naples Botanical Garden
Attn: Lifelong Learning
4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples FL, 34112.

Please note that certain classes fill up quickly and we will accept registrations on a first come, first served basis.

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Admission to Lifelong Learning classes and workshops include admission to Naples Botanical Garden on that particular day.

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