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.

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

Terrarium Workshop

with Emily Wilson, Native Plant Specialist at Naples Botanical Garden

Come and create a personalized terrarium at Naples Botanical Garden. It is a simple, yet creative container garden to put in your home. This class will start with an introduction on terrarium basics and general guidelines on plant selection, material requirements, and all you will need to know about terrariums. Then each participant will create their own personal terrarium. Everything will be supplied by the Garden except the jars. Please bring your own jar and come join in the fun!

When: July 8 from 10 - 11:30 am

Where: FGCU Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium, Naples Botanical Garden

Price: $35 Members / $40 Non-members

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with Dennis Giardina, Everglades Region Biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Come join Dennis Giardina, Everglades Region Biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, as he presents “A Tree Climber’s Perspective”, his interesting perspective on the endangered Florida panther from his personal “hands on” experiences.

When: July 16 from 10 - 11 am

Where: FGCU Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium, Naples Botanical Garden

Price: $5 Members / $10 Non-members

Mango and Subtropical Fruits for Your Yard Lectures and Tour

with Naples Botanical Garden and Collier County IFAS Extension

The day will start out with Dr Steve Brady presenting “Growing Tropical Fruits at Home” from 9 - 10:30 am. After that Jenny and David Burd will present on how to grow mangos from 10:30 - 11:30 am as well as a tropical fruit tasting from 11:30 am - 12 pm. And then the day will end with a tour of Naples Botanical Gardens tropical fruit plantings as well as a plant sale with Hopkins Tropical Fruit Nursery from 12 - 1 pm.

When: July 18 from 9 am - 1 pm

Where: FGCU Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium, Naples Botanical Garden

Price: $15, no charge for Naples Botanical Garden Volunteers and Master Gardeners

Scrub Days of Summer Tour

with Eric Foht, Natural Areas Manager at Naples Botanical Garden

Join our Natural Areas Manager, Eric Foht, as he leads a tour through the Garden’s Smith Upland Preserve. Come and learn about the fascinating plants and history of the rare FL scrub habitat. We will experience what an early summer morning in the scrub is like and we will keep an eye out for gopher tortoises, woodpeckers, and other wildlife that frequent the area. You will come away with a better understanding and appreciation of this unique habitat. Whether you are a Garden member or its your first visit, this adventure will be special.

When: July 28 from 7 - 9 am

Where: FGCU Kapnick Center, Buehler Auditorium, Naples Botanical Garden

Price: $15 Members / $20 Non-members

Registration:

To register for any of these classes, please call 239.325.1366 or email agrace@naplesgarden.org .

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

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

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