November 5, 2022, 10am – 7pm & November 6, 2022, 10am – 4pm
Join us in the Garden for a joyous Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. With origins in Mexico, this colorful holiday is a time to share memories of loved ones, and celebrate our families and friends. Discover the holiday’s significance and its rich culture though special displays, tours, and arts and crafts stations.
Immerse yourself in live music, dance performances, and delicious dishes. Bring the whole family for an adventure in color, aroma, and flavor.
What to expect:
- Enjoy live music, dance, and special guided tours
- Festive hands-on activities for the family
- Enjoy food and drink specials in Fogg Café
- View the La Calavera Catrina exhibition in the Scott Florida Garden
- View an ofrenda (offering) created by Ricardo Soltero
- Leave your loved one’s name on butterfly memory wall
- Learn about the importance of monarch butterflies
- Photo opportunities in the Garden
Guests can enjoy special evening hours until 7pm for sunset viewing of La Calavera Catrina on Saturday, November 5 in the Scott Florida Garden. A specialty cocktail will be available for purchase as you toast the souls of the past while Havy Rodriguez plays the guitar — the makings of a perfect sunset.
While you stroll the Garden, enjoy La Calavera Catrina featuring eight towering sculptures of La Catrina, one of the most recognizable figures of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Designed by Los Angeles-based artist Ricardo Soltero, observe an elegant female skeleton and an icon of Mexican heritage, La Catrina approaches death not through sadness, but as a colorful celebration of life.
Ricardo Soltero is a Visiting Artist hosted by Naples Botanical Garden and the Naples Art District.
Purchase Garden Admission Tickets
Included with Garden admission.
This event supports this year’s theme, Mexico: A Celebration of Plants & Culture, which highlights one of the most biodiverse places on Earth and celebrates cultural connections to the natural world.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts.