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Posted on Monday, May 09, 2016

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Fun with Papaya

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..

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Let Love Grow

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..

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From our Garden to Table Program Coordinator:

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Beautiful Day on an Organic Meat Farm: Circle C Farm On Monday, February 22nd, our Garden to Table Program Coordinator Briana Marino, visited Circle C Farm in Felda, Florida for the SWFL Small Farmer Network meeting organized by the Collier County UF/IFAS Extension. This networking meeting provided Briana with opportunities to meet fellow local producers and purveyors who are making our local food systems a reality! Making these connections and getting our Garden to Table Program name ..

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Another Un-FUR-gettable Event!

Posted on Friday, February 12, 2016

Thank you everyone for coming out for Dog Day in the Garden 2016! If you took images with the Rattigan Photography Group, you can find your images HERE, password: garden. Below are a few highlights from the day, these and more will also be posted on our Facebook page in the next few days:

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Posted on Wednesday, January 06, 2016

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Funding Native Orchids

Posted on Monday, November 16, 2015

Hats in the Garden, the largest annual fundraiser for Naples Botanical Garden, dedicates the raising of funds, Fund-A-Garden, to a particular cause every year. The 2015 Fund-A-Garden program is the Southwest Florida Orchid Restoration Project. Our local wild areas that were once teeming with millions of native orchids are now witnessing a rapid decline in both abundance and diversity of orchid species. The Garden is collaborating with different organizations, including The Smithsonian Institu..

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What is a Rain Chain?

Posted on Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Garden staff is frequently asked about the chains hanging from the ceiling and loosely anchored among the plants and mulch. These are located throughout the Chabraja Visitor Center in Kathryn's and Irma's Garden, as well as near Fogg Café.

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Garden's inaugural Community Scarecrow Competition! 16 entries were received and are incredible in their diversity of subject and representation. They are all now on display in the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Children's Garden until the end of November.

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Make your own Kokedama

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2015

Kokedama can be broken up into two Japanese words: koke meaning 'moss' and dama meaning 'ball'. The practice is also referred to as 'the poor man’s bonsai' due to its origins as a derivation of the bonsai tradition in Japan.

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