Naples Botanical Garden celebrates its blossoming relationship with Arboretum Doña Inés Park in Puerto Rico, following the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma & Maria. Moving forward, we will continue to build relationships like this with gardens around the world in order to trade and conserve specimens rare and endemic to other regions.
Join us on August 28 in Kapnick Hall for a presentation by Christian Torres-Santana, Director of Arboretum Doña Inés Park in Puerto Rico.
Pictured here: Thespesia grandifloria is a tree that is endemic to Puerto Rico, and will be planted at Naples Botanical Garden this summer.
Christian Torres-Santana is a botanist who specializes in working with endangered plants, and leads conservation actions in Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, the Hawaiian Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam. He was born and raised in San Germán, Puerto Rico, and studied Horticulture at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez. He also earned a Master’s of Science in Botany with a concentration in Conservation at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
After acquiring a breadth of knowledge through research in botany, horticulture and how people interact with plants, Torres-Santana became an accomplished leader in the world of conservation. Since 2014, Torres-Santana has served as the Director of the Arboretum Doña Inés Park of the Luiz Muñoz Marín Foundation in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
On August 28 at 10 am in Kapnick Hall, Torres will be speaking about his findings in conservation, and the importance of tropical gardens like Naples Botanical Garden expanding and preserving plant collections for the future.
This lecture is included with regular Garden admission, and free for Members. Doors will open at 9:30 am, and the talk will begin at 10 am. RSVP is encouraged.
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