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What’s in Bloom?

  • Jade Vine
    Kapnick Caribbean Garden

    Strongylodon macrobotrys

    Nestled in the Queen's Wreath, this native of the Philippines was originally planted in 2009, but did not bloom until 2014 due to cold winters. Fun facts: in the wild, bats are one of the Jade Vine's main pollinators, and this showstopper is in the pea and bean family, Fabaceae.

    Jade Vine
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

See what’s growing on at your garden!

Tue
Apr 25
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..

Tue
Apr 25
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Classical Pianists in the Garden

Naples Botanical Garden, in association with the Connecticut Alliance for Music,..

Thu
Apr 27
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
Apr 27
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
Apr 27
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..

Sat
Apr 29
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
Garden Gives Back Day

Help us celebrate Garden Gives Back Day, benefiting The Salvation Army’s F..

Sat
Apr 29
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
World Tai Chi and Quigong Day

Join Karen McNeil, the Garden’s resident Tai Chi instructor, on this speci..

Sat
Apr 29
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
Apr 30
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
Apr 30
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
Apr 30
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..

Tue
May 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
May 04
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..

Sat
May 06
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
May 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..

Sun
May 07
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..

Tue
May 09
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
May 11
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..

Fri
May 12
2017
W.O.N.D.E.R. in the Garden
National Public Gardens Day

Celebrate National Public Gardens Day with us on Friday, May 12! Present this co..

Sat
May 13
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..