This unique lecture was created and presented for the Walt Disney Word Epcot Flower and Garden Festival by Dennis Cathcart and will be presented at Naples Botanical Garden. It will include a brief overview of how bromeliads, including Tillandsias, grow in the wild as well as look at some of their many varied habitats. Learning about how any plant grows in nature will help us understand them and their requirements to make growers better prepared to use them in the landscapes and cultivate them in general.
- Tuesday, March 22 (registration closes March 16)
- 10 am – 12 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Dennis Cathcart is co-owner of Tropiflora, a large collector-oriented exotic plant nursery in Sarasota, Florida. His interest in exotic places and plants goes back 40 years. Dennis has collected, studied, photographed, written, and lectured about exotic plants all around the world. Exploring for new plant varieties is one of his favorite activities, and he has made over 100 collecting trips to more than 27 countries throughout the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, and southeast Asia. In fact, three species of bromeliads are named for Mr. Cathcart, like Neoregelia cathcartii. Dennis worked as a judge in the 2013 Philadelphia Flower Show, the largest indoor flower show in the world, and was invited to give the keynote address at the 2015 Australia Bromeliad Conference.
Registration for Lifelong Learning programs can be completed in these ways:
- Register in person at the Chabraja Visitors Center
- For questions or to register by phone, call 239.643.7275 during business hours
- Register by email LLL@naplesgarden.org during non-business hours by leaving contact information and the program(s) of interest and someone will return your call within 2 business days
Registration is complete when payment is received. Certain programs fill up quickly and we accept registration on a first come, first served basis. Register early to ensure your program is not cancelled due to low enrollment. If a cancelation is required by the Garden or instructor, a refund will be issued.