2014 Naples Flower Show and Market


Here is an article written about a recent visit to Grace Place for Children and Families, to celebrate their upcoming participation in the 61st Annual Flower Show and Garden Market.

2014 Flower Show Sponsors:


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Photography provided by Hélène Gaillet de Neergaard

Event Information

Naples Botanical Garden and Naples Garden Club combine resources and talents to present the Naples Flower Show. The two-day event, one of the largest flower shows in Florida, includes a Garden Market, a variety of educational demonstrations as well as the Naples Garden Club’s spectacular juried Designs and Horticultural exhibits.Hand-painted Garden Gnomes will be up for silent auction at the Visitor Center.

March 28 & March 29, 2014

Participating Flower Show Vendors:

A Boheme Life.com - Fort Myers, FL

Alpine Herbals - Greenacres, FL

Better Gardens By Design - Bonita Springs, FL

Birds of Naples - Naples, FL

Bloomin' Good - Homestead, FL

Calusa Palms Nursery LLC - Naples, FL

Connie Mills Accessories - Madison, WI

Crushable Hats, Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL

Exotic Palms - Homestead, FL

Green Door Nursery - Naples, FL

Green Ivory - Naples, FL

Gulf Coast Orchid Alliance - Naples, FL

Jade Orchids - Naples, FL

Mary Limont Design - Naples, FL

Naples Treasure Chest - Naples, FL

Orchid Treasures - Oviedo, FL

Pelican Coast Farms, Inc. - Fort Myers, FL

Puddingstone Farm - Lawton, MI

Rege Malone, Horticulturalist - Naples, FL

Roseglen Gardens - Naples, FL

So Orchids - Orlando

Sunflower Silk - Naples, FL

Stem - Bridgeville, PA

Food: Capelli's Catering

Demonstration Schedule:

Floral Design as a Glass Act: 12 p.m.

Presented by Kathleen Hawryluk, Flower Show judge, Fomer Chair of the Naples Flower Show, and President of Ikebana Naples.

Designing in glass is always challenging and this presentation will make it easy, quick and different. Stems can show in the glass container or be covered in unique ways using available material with some flowers for color and interest. Audience participation is encouraged and all the designs will be given as door prizes.

Growing Plumeria in Southwest Florida: 1:30 p.m.

Presented by Hetty Ford, Plant Records Coordinator at Naples Botanical Garden and resident Plumeria expert.

Did you know Naples Botanical Garden houses the National Plumeria Collection? Hetty will teach you how to successfully grow Plumeria in your Florida yard, and make your own Hawaiian lei or hair ornament from Plumeria flowers. Space is limited.

Presentations held Friday and Saturday, March 28 - 29, in the Windstar Garden Room.

"The goal of our Flower Show is to stimulate the love of floral and garden design and an appreciation for nature's beauty. Through the artistic use of plant materials we hope we have stimulated your interest in floral design and encouraged our young people to appreciate and understand their environment."

- Roberta Ross, Flower Show Chair 2013-2014

Adopt-A-Gnome Silent Auction


Gnomes in the Children's Garden Day on February 8, 2014, featured our handcrafted Garden Gnomes. These fun garden helpers, hand-painted by volunteers expecially for the Smith Children's Garden, will be available for adoption for your own home or garden during the Flower Show.

100% of proceeds from the Adopt-A-Gnome Silent Auction benefit children's educational programming.

You will be able to preview and bid on your favorite gnome in the main garden (on back patio of the Visitor Center) Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29. Bidding closes at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 29.

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