Children & Families

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Children & Families

Origami in the Garden

December 3, 2016 – April 23, 2017
Will be on view daily and included with admission.

Origami in the Garden

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What’s in Bloom?

  • White Bat Flower
    Kathryn's Garden

    Tacca integrifolia

    A fall favorite, white bat flower is currently blooming in Kathryn's Garden, directly across from the Ticketing windows. White bat flower features the largest flowers of all Taccas and is native to monsoonal rain forests of southeast Asia. This particular photo shows the flower before it has fully opened; dark purple-maroon flowers are clustered beneath those showy white bracts. The whisker-like bracts can grow to be about a foot in length.
    White Bat Flower
  • Silk Floss Tree
    Kapnick Brazilian Garden

    Ceiba speciosa

    Silk Floss are always a favorite in the Garden. Note its spiked trunk and later in the season, its pods which burst with cotton-like material, which were used as stuffing for car seats and flotation devices decades ago!
    Silk Floss Tree
  • Lotus
    Lea Asian Garden

    Nelumbo nucifera

    You can find lotus blooming now in the Lea Asian Garden. In addition to beautiful flowers, lotus also has really interesting leaves. If you look closely, you'll notice that water forms beads on the leaf's surface. Nanostructures on lotus leaves repel water: water dropped onto the leaf does not wet the surface and simply rolls off. As water moves across superhydrophobic surfaces like these leaves, it picks up and carries away dirt, dust, and debris, also. Engineers look to the "lotus effect" to design self-cleaning, superhydrophobic products, like textiles that remain dry when submerged in water and building materials that are better protected from the elements.
    Lotus
  • Semaphore pricklypear
    Kapnick Caribbean Garden

    Consolea corallicola

    Semaphore pricklypear is a federally-listed endangered species that is endemic to south Florida. You'll probably want to be very careful around this cactus, but do cautiously take a closer look: the bases of its spines are hot pink! You can find it blooming now at the south end of the Kapnick Caribbean Garden.
    Semaphore pricklypear
  • Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree
    Kapnick Caribbean Garden

    Bauhinia grandidieri

    You can find dwarf blue orchid tree blooming next to the Chattel House in the Kapnick Caribbean Garden right now. Dwarf blue orchid tree has tiny leaves and is a great choice for bonsai. Despite the name, this tree and other trees in its genus, like Hong Kong orchid (Bauhinia x blakeana), are in no way related to orchids and actually belong to the legume family, Fabaceae.
    Dwarf Blue Orchid Tree

See what’s growing on at your garden!

Sun
Sep 25
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Mon
Sep 26
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Tue
Sep 27
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Wed
Sep 28
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Thu
Sep 29
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Fri
Sep 30
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Closed for Maintenance

The Garden will be closed for routine maintenance Monday, September 19 through F..

Sat
Oct 01
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Garden Reopening

Naples Botanical Garden will reopen following our annual maintenance closure, an..

Sun
Oct 02
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..

Mon
Oct 03
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Lecture and Tour: Kathryn’s Garden and Irma’s Garden with Liz Chehayl, Curator of Collections

Explore the lush rainforest gardens at Naples Botanical Garden with a class focu..

Tue
Oct 04
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..

Thu
Oct 06
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..

Fri
Oct 07
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Tour: Florida Native Wildflowers with Chad Washburn

Join the Garden’s Deputy Director Chad Washburn for a talk and tour featuring ..

Sun
Oct 09
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..

Mon
Oct 10
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Walking Meditation with Nora VanHouten

Walking meditation is an insightful practice of awareness, concentration, and se..

Tue
Oct 11
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..

Wed
Oct 12
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Workshop: Essentials of a Digital Camera with Sonny Saunders

This three-hour class will cover the essentials of your digital camera. You will..

Thu
Oct 13
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..

Thu
Oct 13
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..

Thu
Oct 13
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Lecture and Workshop: Tropical Fruit 101: Mangoes with Dr. Steve Brady and Andrea Grace

Do you have mangoes in your yard or would like to have them in your yard? In thi..

Sat
Oct 15
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Tour: Birding Walk and Talk with Bill Overton

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