“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” Many tropical trees have a lifespan into the thousands of years; however, some Naples trees may only survive until the next new homeowner renovates his landscape. With modern machines and a little horticultural understanding, we can successfully relocate these arboreal giants to Naples Botanical Garden, where lucky trees can find a new life. We call these legacy trees and Brian Galligan will tell the many stories of how Naples Botanical Garden’s collections came to be.
- Thursday, December 7
- 10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Brian Galligan’s love for plants began early. At the age of thirteen, Brian managed his own landscape design, installation, and maintenance company. After graduating from Auburn University with a horticulture degree, Brian moved to Naples, Florida, to learn a new and interesting plant palette. At Naples Botanical Garden, Brian has worked with landscape architects to create the Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Children’s, Florida, and Water Gardens.
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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.
Questions? Call us at 239.325.1354 or email us at LLL@naplesgarden.org.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.