All Creatures Great and Small



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Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.


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    All Creatures Great and Small

    Starts 1/8/2015 at 9:00 AM

    Ends 3/8/2015 at 5:00 PM

Event Information

Naples Botanical Garden and National Sculpture Society present All Creatures Great and Small. This juried exhibition of 32 sculptures is on display throughout the Garden until March 8, 2015.

Upcoming exhibit:

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Roaring into town March 14 - July 5, 2015

These life-sized replicas move and growl, incorporating key details from paleontological findings and research from around the world.

Spanning the Mesozoic Era, from the Triassic to the Cretaceous, these terrific creatures will primarily be located in two gardens: the Kathleen and Scott Kapnick Brazilian Garden and the Karen and Robert Scott Florida Garden. And in the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Children’s Garden a Tyrannosaurus Rex photo opportunity and fossil dig pit will be available for the duration of the exhibit.

Unearthed: Dinosaurs in the Garden will be included with regular Garden admission and take place during regular Garden hours.

Garden admission can be purchased online here.

All Creatures Great and Small

All Creatures Great and Small is mainly bronze pieces, all with an animal theme. Free with general admission, this exhibition will be displayed throughout the Garden’s 90 cultivated acres. Guests will take an artistic journey through the Garden to discover these creatures sculpted by some of the country’s most exciting artists. Noted sculptors include Kent Ullberg, Floyd DeWitt, Bart Walter and Leo Osborne as well as a host of up and coming talent from every corner of the United States.

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National Sculpture Society received nearly 100 entries for All Creatures Great and Small. A panel of five jurors, including two representatives from Naples Botanical Garden, reviewed all show submissions and after a lengthy process, selected the final pieces to exhibit at the Garden. The show includes many delightful animals from a playful elephant and a larger-than-life grasshopper to a ram and a fox!

Garden docents will be on hand to interpret these works of art submitted from artists around the country. Children and families will enjoy hands-on opportunities to learn more about nature inspired art.

*Please note: The sculptures displayed as part of All Creatures Great and Small are available for purchase! Please visit the Garden Store for more information.

National Sculpture Society:

National Sculpture Society was founded in New York City in 1893 by a group of America’s most prominent sculptors. Its members have created much of this country’s public sculptures, coins, and medals since the late 1800s. It is the oldest organization of professional sculptors in the United States and has been hosting exhibitions for over a century. For more information about National Sculpture Society please visit or call 212.764.5645.


ADA accessible paths through all cultivated gardens, paved paths to birding tower.

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