Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Do you remember the perfume your mother wore when she kissed you on her way out to a formal occasion? Smell is said to be the sense most linked to memory, because the organs you use to detect scents are closely linked to the brain's limbic system, which is extremely important to memory and emotion. A person encounters most new scents during childhood, so those may be the ones that evoke the strongest emotions, but even today a trip to the Garden, especially at night, will delight and create new ..
Posted on Friday, October 07, 2016
For Immediate Release Naples Botanical Garden Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer Naples, FL - October 7, 2016: Naples Botanical Garden announced today that Donna McGinnis has been appointed its President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume her new responsibilities in January, 2017. McGinnis, who is currently serving as Senior Vice-President of the Missouri Botanical Garden, succeeds Brian Holley, the eleven year Garden leader who had announced his intent to r..
Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016
August 29, 2016 – Naples Botanical Garden mourns the loss of longtime friend, collaborator, and designer of the Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden, Made Wijaya. His vignettes of Asia through borders and history, is a favorite of guests and horticulturalists alike. His dedication to aesthetics and detail was unparalleled. The tropical garden designer was world-renown for his work on hotels and personal properties such as David Bowie’s on the island of Mustique. His style and flair, deepl..
Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016
by: Taylor Burnham, Buehler Enabling Garden Coordinator While summertime marks a down time for schools and snowbirds, the Garden’s therapeutic horticulture programs continue to grow. On July 6th, a group of eighteen children with visual impairments, twenty high school assistants, and a handful of guiding adults visited Naples Botanical Garden for a therapeutic horticulture program through a partnership with Lighthouse of Collier. The local organization provides programs and support for indi..
Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Summer Camp in the Garden is the place to be for budding scientists, explorers, horticulturists, and chefs.
Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2016
Papaya, a native to the tropics, non-seasonal producer and prolific plant of the Garden, was a perfect fruit focus for our last Garden to Table Culinary Program. Students created some traditional and non-traditional dishes using this highly nutritious and eye catching fruit. Papayas look like a small tree but are actually a large herbaceous plant with a hollow trunk. Growing between 16 to 23 feet, you may need a ladder to harvest this deliciously sweet fruit with musky undertones and butter l..
Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Twice a month, approximately thirty caregivers and individuals living memory impairments come to Naples Botanical Garden to attend a therapeutic horticulture program offered through a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Support Network. The program consists of a calming sensory tour of the Gardens and concludes with a horticulture-related activity in the Buehler Family Foundation Enabling Garden. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, this month’s theme was all about celebrating love. Participant..