Origami in the Garden

An exhibit full of playful & mesmerizing works of art.
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Origami in the Garden

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What’s in Bloom?

  • Flame of the Forest
    North Grove

    Butea monosperma

    Flame of the forest is just starting to bloom in the North Grove. Until the flowers start to open, it is easy to overlook this tree as its flower buds are nearly black and it sheds its leaves before blooming. Once it does start flowering, though, it really is the "flame of the forest" and difficult to miss! Look for this large tree as you head west from the Water Garden
    Flame of the Forest
  • Shower of Orchids
    Lea Asian Garden

    Congea tomentosa

    Shower of Orchids, also known as Wooly congea is blooming in the Lea Asian Garden, on the west side of the ruins. A native of southeast Asia, wooly congea features tiny inconspicuous flowers surrounded by velvety bracts. Over the course of several weeks, the bracts will change colors through pink, lavender, and, finally, gray. Shower of Orchids is in the mint family (Lamiaceae)
    Shower of Orchids
  • Rooster’s Crest
    Kapnick Brazilian Garden

    Camptosema grandiflora

    Rooster's crest is blooming near the Burle Marx mural in the Kapnick Brazilian Garden. This Brazilian native is sometimes confused with red jade vine (Mucuna bennettii), which it does closely resemble; in fact, rooster's crest is also sometimes known as miniature red jade vine. Both plants are high-climbing members of the pea family (Fabaceae), although M. bennettii has more tropical origins and is not as cold-hardy as the plant pictured here. Rooster's crest is attractive to both butterflies and hummingbirds and typically blooms through early winter.
    Rooster’s Crest
  • 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
  • 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

See what’s growing on at your garden!

Sat
Mar 04
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Spotlight Artist of the Month Series

Join us in celebrating our very own local artists by attending the Jane and Chuc..

Wed
Mar 01
2017
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Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Wed
Mar 01
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Origami After Dark

The Garden, except the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Children’s Garden, w..

Thu
Mar 02
2017
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
Mar 02
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Thu
Mar 02
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Tai Chi in the Garden

Instructor Karen McNeil hosts this energy-flow exercise on the Performance Lawn ..

Thu
Mar 02
2017
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Workshop: Plant Manipulation for Floral Arrangements with Kathleen Hawryluk

Kathleen will use common south Florida plant material to show weaving, plaiting,..

Thu
Mar 02
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic

Have a plant question? Join Collier County Master Gardeners, every Thursday thro..

Fri
Mar 03
2017
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Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Fri
Mar 03
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Lecture: Orchid Basics with Nick Ewy, Associate Director of Horticulture

Brush up on your orchid knowledge by attending this lecture by our Associate Dir..

Fri
Mar 03
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Workshop: Introduction to Ikebana Ohara School with Kaoru Sweet

This workshop will teach the basic styles of the Ikebana Ohara School.  This sc..

Sat
Mar 04
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Sat
Mar 04
2017
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
Mar 05
2017
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
Mar 05
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Sun
Mar 05
2017
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
Mar 05
2017
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..

Mon
Mar 06
2017
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Cancelled: Scrub Hike with Eric Foht, Natural Areas Manager

Thank you for your support of Lifelong Learning in the Garden. This class has be..

Mon
Mar 06
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Origami in the Garden

This season, the Garden welcomes Origami in the Garden, on view daily from Decem..

Tue
Mar 07
2017
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..