nfs.jpgNaples Garden Club and Naples Botanical Garden will once again present the Naples Flower Show on March 28 from 10 am - 4 pm and March 29 from 11 am - 4 pm. Naples Garden Club will stage its 56th annual juried Flower Show, It's in the Bag, a satirical look at America's recent shopping habits when conspicuous consumption was both recreation and therapy and what one bought had nothing to do with need. What goes "in the bag" now is more likely to come from resale shops than designer's boutiques.

Demonstrations of horticulture and design techniques as well as talks on plumeria and tillandsias are scheduled. See schedule below for specific topic and time. The music of Naples Klezmer Revival Band, Golden Gate High School's Steel Drum Band, and guitarist Frank Smith will be featured.

Vendors of unusual plants, unique jewelry, and handcrafted items will grace the popular Garden Market. Lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.

Naples Garden Club was founded in 1953 by 30 keen gardeners and has since grown to a membership of 175. The organization is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and offers programs in design and horticulture including a general meeting held at Moorings Presbyterian Church on the first Monday of each month (November-April). The Club's annual House and Garden Tour raises money for scholarships for local students and grants to organizations such as Naples Botanical Garden.

Naples Botanical Garden members and children under 12 are admitted free of charge; all other admissions are $5 each. Naples Botanical Garden is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive, just five minutes from downtown Naples.

For more information please call the Naples Garden Club at 262-1272 or Naples Botanical Garden at 643-7275.

Saturday, March 28th 12 noon Flower Arranging for the Home 
2 pm Mounting and Growing Tillandsias 
Sunday, March 29th 12 noon 
Container Gardening for Your Lanai 
2 pm Plumeria Care

Naples Garden Club was founded in 1953 by 30 keen gardeners and has since grown to a membership of 175. The organization is a member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and offers programs in design and horticulture including a general meeting held at the Naples Botanical Garden on the first Monday of each month (November-April). The Club's annual House and Garden Tour raises money for scholarships for local students and grants to organizations such as Naples Botanical Garden, Habitat for Humanity, The Garden of Hope and Courage, and Immokalee Friendship House.

Naples Botanical Garden is in the process of creating a world-class tropical garden paradise that will include cultivated gardens of Brazil, the Caribbean, and a hands-on interactive Children's Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats. The Garden will open to the public in November 2009. Currently, the Garden offers pre-registered visitations on specific dates. For more information call 239-643-7275 or visit www.naplesgarden.org, where the Garden is virtually open.