Join in on this introduction to water gardening in southwest Florida. The program will start with a lecture on the concepts of water gardening, construction and styles of both small and large ponds, common plants, common fish, and basic care. Then there will be a brief demonstration of a whiskey barrel water garden. To end the program, participants will tour around the water gardens of the Kapnick Brazilian Garden and the lily ponds in the Lea Asian Garden. Please wear appropriate clothing for the sun and light walking.
- Saturday, January 21
- 1 – 4 pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Member / $20 Non-Members
Danny Cox, Naples Botanical Garden’s Aquatic Areas Specialist, is a horticulture professional dedicated to increasing his knowledge of plants and working with people through education and civic engagement. Danny started his horticulture career at Naples Botanical Garden as an intern in 2010. Since 2011, Danny has served as the Gardens primary water gardener, growing and maintaining the waterlilies and other aquatic plants. Danny received his degree in Environmental Studies (B.A.) from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2014. During the summer 2015, Danny completed an internship at Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, PA) to learn new techniques from their Water Lily Curator, Tim Jennings. Currently Danny is working with the International Water Lily and Water Gardening Society to set up this year’s “New Water Lily of the Year Competition” and the creation of a conservancy for the Giant Water Platters (Victoria spp.).
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 cancellation is required a refund will be issued.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.