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the palms of naples botanical garden

Palms are one of the most useful groups of plants in the world. Almost all are native to tropical and subtropical regions, where they are used for food, fiber, crafts, shelter and landscapes – even medicine! With over 2600 species of palms in the world they can be found in all shape and sizes and growing in habitats from deserts to tropical rainforests and even in standing water.

Naples Botanical Garden has over 200 species of palms in its collection. This guide will introduce you to just a few of the palms you’ll find throughout the Garden.

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birding at naples botanical garden

The varied habitat and diverse plant species at the Garden support a host of bird species. While many can be seen readily with the naked eye, binoculars will substantially enhance your experience. The bird species in the Garden will vary greatly with the season with the most diversity during the spring and fall migrations.

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flowering trees of naples botanical garden

Some of the best flower displays in the Garden comes from our tropical flowering trees. The flowering tree tours have been broken up into seasons in order the highlight the best trees for the time of year you are visiting. This guide highlights the best of the Gardens winter flowering trees. Remember to look up when walking through the Garden because you could be pleasantly surprised to find flowers hanging over head.

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natural areas

Not only is the Garden a wonderful place to visit to see formal gardens, you can experience the diversity of beautiful habitats that make up wild Florida as well.

The Garden is home to a range of native ecosystems from the exceedingly rare upland scrub, to the globally important mangrove.

Learn more about our Natural Areas >>

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garden hours

Open Daily 9am - 5pm

(8am-5pm on Tuesdays)

directions

From US 41 east, take Bayshore Drive south. Travel 1.5 miles to stop sign at Thomasson Drive. Keep straight, staying on Bayshore and enter Garden on the right.

access

ADA accessible paths through all cultivated gardens, paved paths to birding tower. Scooter rentals are available on a first come first serve basis for $12/day.

parking

Parking available inside of the entrance gate.

food/beverages

No coolers or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the Garden at any time. No outside food is permitted during Garden events (unless otherwise specificed).

admission

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Adults - $12.95
Children 4-14 - $7.95
3 and under free

helpful phone numbers

239.643.7275
877.433.1874