The Art of Stickwork

This exhibition features 17 photographs and two original sketches of environmental artist Patrick Dougherty’s one-of-a-kind interactive sculptures, woven from tree saplings, on view October 1, 2021 – January 9, 2022 in Kapnick Hall.

Music in the Garden

Musicians grace the Water Garden Stage on the second Saturday of each month from October through June. Dates: October 9, November 13, December 11, January 8, February 12, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11.


North Carolina-based sculptor Patrick Dougherty, his son, Sam, and handpicked local volunteers transform 30,000 pounds of willow saplings into an immersive structure on the Kapnick Caribbean Garden lawn, on view November 2021 through 2023.

Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden

November 26 – December 23; December 26 – December 30, 2021; and January 1 – 2, 2022. Rediscover the natural beauty of plants from the tropics and subtropics as thousands of lights illuminate the Garden.

Sunset Wednesdays

Beginning February 2 – April 27, celebrate midweek as the Garden stays open until 8 pm for guests to savor the magic of a Naples sunset overlooking the Preserve and curated collections from throughout the tropical world.

Ikebana Show

On February 18 – 20, 2022, explore the world of Ikebana, the centuries-old meditative art of Japanese-flower arrangement. This exhibit, hosted by Naples Ikebana International #160, features designs in the schools of Ikenobo, Sogetsu, Sensho Ikenobo, and Ohara.

Naples Orchid Society Show & Sale

Orchids abound at this annual show on February 25 – 27, 2022 celebrating the allure of these beauties. The show features prize-winning orchids of many species and hybrids, artistic displays of orchids in full bloom, and container and cut arrangements.

Naples Flower Show & Garden Market

The Naples Flower Show on March 18 – 19, 2022, has blossomed into the largest juried flower show in Florida, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy spectacular floral designs, botanical arts, tropical plants, educational displays, and interactive demonstrations.

Woven: Fiber Arts Now

Five local fiber artists come together in this original exhibition on view April 8 – June 26, 2022 to showcase and celebrate fiber art, all using nature and the Garden as a source of inspiration. Visitors will be invited to participate in a community weaving project opening weekend.

Blooms & Brews

On April 16, 2022 from 6 – 10pm, tip a glass to the plants that make beer happen! Savor the sunset, experience the Garden by night, enjoy bites available for purchase from Fogg Café, and sample craft beers from an assortment of microbreweries. Tickets include beer samples and a commemorative Blooms & Brews glass.

Tasting the Tropics

On Saturday, July 2, 2022 from 9am – 2pm, take your taste buds on a trip across the globe to sample fruit from the tropics — and learn about some of the less well-known fruiting plants we grow here!