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What’s in Bloom?

  • Double Buttercup Tree
    Foster Succulent Garden

    Cochlospermum vitifolium - 'Flore Pleno'

    A winter favorite, double buttercup tree is blooming in the Foster Succulent Garden. You might notice the fallen flowers on the sidewalk before you notice the tree itself, as it is bare this time of year, save for those large yellow blooms. Visitors have been propping up these flowers in places where they are unlikely to have fallen naturally and leaving behind arrangements assembled with fallen blossoms of other trees. View some of these images on our Facebook page 'Flower Friday' series, linked here.
    Double Buttercup Tree
  • Nymphea ‘Albert Greenberg’
    Kapnick Brazilian Garden

    Nymphea 'Albert Greenberg'

    This tropical day-blooming waterlily, particularly beautiful in full-sun between 10 am and 5 pm on the Burle Marx Plaza, is named for Albert Greenberg, the founder of Florida's aquaculture industry. A chance seedling (meaning an unintentional hybrid) created in 1967, N. 'Albert Greenberg' has remained popular over the decades and has a sweet floral scent. If you see a water gardener, be sure to ask them for a whiff!

    Nymphea ‘Albert Greenberg’
  • Hong Kong Orchid
    LaGrippe Orchid Garden

    Bauhinia x blakeana

    Blooming from early November to late March, the Hong Kong Orchid with its purple flowers and evergreen leaves is a majestic addition to the Garden landscape. The bloom has been adopted as the floral emblem of Hong Kong for its beauty.
    Hong Kong Orchid
  • Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’
    Kapnick Brazilian Garden

    Aechmea 'Blue Tango'

    A hybrid native to southern Florida, this bromeliad is a favorite on instagram (@naplesbotanical) every time it blooms. This beauty is prickly, as with most in the bromeliaceae family and prefers partial sunlight.
    Aechmea ‘Blue Tango’
  • Red Silk Cotton Tree
    South Grove

    Bombax Ceiba

    Red silk cotton tree is currently blooming in the Grove between the Lea Asian Garden and the Foster Succulent Garden. Its large flowers are attractive to insects, hummingbirds, and other birds. The common name refers to the white cottony fibers that surround seeds in its woody capsule-like fruit. When the fruit ripens, the capsules burst open and the silky fibers carry the seeds on the wind.
    Red Silk Cotton Tree
  • Queen’s Wreath
    Kapnick Caribbean Garden

    Petrea volubilis

    Queen's Wreath, also referred to as Sandpaper Vine for its rough evergreen leaves, is a highlight of the Kapnick Caribbean Garden. Often mistaken for Wisteria, the genus name Petrea is for Lord Robert Petre, an 18th century exotic botany enthusiast. Volubilis refers to the twining of the branches that enable the vine to climb so profusely.

    Queen’s Wreath

See what’s growing on at your garden!

Fri
Feb 12
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Fri
Feb 12
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Exploring for New Plants in Thailand and Taiwan with Chad Husby

This talk will chronicle a recent plant collecting expedition to Thailand and Ta..

Sat
Feb 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Exploring the Birds of the Garden with Bill Overton

Do the birds catch your eye just as much as the plants at Naples Botanical Garde..

Sat
Feb 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Sat
Feb 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Watercolor Pencil Series with Elizabeth Smith

In these workshops, participants will be introduced to the media of watercolor p..

Sat
Feb 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Ecology of Southern Florida: Freshwater Marshes with Brian Bovard

This class will examine the variety of Freshwater Marsh ecosystems of southern F..

Sat
Feb 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden

Stop by and see us for W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden! Together we will imagine, cre..

Sun
Feb 14
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Dogs in the Garden Walk

The family and the family dog both have the opportunity to visit the gardens and..

Sun
Feb 14
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Sun
Feb 14
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Yoga in the Garden

The Garden hosts a weekly yoga class, led by an instructor from greenmonkey yoga..

Sun
Feb 14
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden

Stop by and see us for W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden! Together we will imagine, cre..

Sun
Feb 14
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Jazz in the Garden

Jazz in the Garden will delight you with a relaxing afternoon of jazz! Please re..

Mon
Feb 15
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Mon
Feb 15
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Garden Through the Artist’s Eyes: Luncheon and Lecture

Registration for this class is now closed! Another Garden through the ArtistR..

Tue
Feb 16
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Dogs in the Garden Walk

The family and the family dog both have the opportunity to visit the gardens and..

Tue
Feb 16
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
How to Make Great Photographs: Focus on Composition with Christine Cook

In these workshops, participants will learn to examine scenes and subjects for t..

Tue
Feb 16
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Tue
Feb 16
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Writing in the Garden

  Writers have an exceptional opportunity, with a prompt, to let their crea..

Wed
Feb 17
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks

Nature Connects®, Art with LEGO® Bricks returns to the Garden with all new lar..

Wed
Feb 17
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Vegetable Bed Prep with Marc Gingras – Cancelled

This class has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. Questions? 239.643.72..