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What’s in Bloom?

  • 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. Check out our Facebook 'Flower Friday' for November 28 for even more info - Give us a like and stay in the know!
    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!

Sun
Feb 07
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 07
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 07
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Dog Day in the Garden

An annual public event geared toward “man’s best friend” and t..

Sun
Feb 07
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 07
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..

Mon
Feb 08
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 08
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Lecture and Workshop: Banana 101

This unique lecture and workshop showcases bananas. Steve Brady begins with a le..

Tue
Feb 09
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 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..

Tue
Feb 09
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 09
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..

Tue
Feb 09
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Opera in the Garden

This event is now Sold Out! Thank you for your support of the Garden. The Garden..

Wed
Feb 10
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..

Thu
Feb 11
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Tai Chi in the Garden

Instructor Karen McNeil hosts this energy-flow exercise in the South Grove of th..

Thu
Feb 11
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..

Thu
Feb 11
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Master Gardener’s Plant Clinic

Join Collier County Master Gardeners, every Thursday in the Entry Pavilion. They..

Thu
Feb 11
2016
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
The Biology of Palms with Dr George Wilder

This talk will initially and briefly consider the classification, fossil record,..

Thu
Feb 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..

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..