Calling budding chefs, age 5-12 years old, interested in exploring farm-to-plate food concepts, July 16-20, 2012, at the Garden.


NAPLES, FL – July 13, 2012 – Does your child have a green thumb? Young chefs and gardeners will follow the journey of a plant from a small seed to a meal on their plate, all while having fun. Campers will grow their own seeds, harvest a bounty of fruits and vegetables from the gardens and create their own gourmet recipes!

We are lucky to have all of the resources for learning and fun right here at our fingertips.  I’m proud to be a part of the summer camp at the Garden.”– Evan Barr, Camp Counselor

“Pinch me, I must be dreaming.  Is this place for real?” – Celica, Camper, Age 9

Young chefs can join in on the fun at Naples Botanical Garden.  Green Gardeners Camp is held at the Naples Botanical Garden, July 16 – 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check our website for additional camp themes, including Botanical Sketchers. Cost of the camp is $250 per child per week for Garden members or $300 for non-members. Additional discounts may apply for siblings or multi-week registrations. This includes a healthy breakfast, lunch and snacks from Whole Foods Market.

For more information or to register, visit our website at

About Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages. Regular hours of operation are 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. every day. Summer hours begin July 1st, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

About Naples Children & Education Foundation

Funding provided by the Naples Children & Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Winter Wine Festival, provides scholarships to students from Avalon and Shadowlawn Elementary Schools.  The Foundation is committed to improving the lives of underprivileged and at-risk youth in Collier County.