Think a children’s garden is just for little kids? Think again! The Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Children’s Garden, designed by award-winning landscape architect Herb Schaal, opened in 2009. In this program, learn about design elements that not only make this garden unique, but can also be applied to any space to make it more interactive and engaging. We’ll discuss the development of our children’s garden, as well as the broader history of dedicated green spaces for children, take a look at other Herb Schaal designs, and tour our own Smith Children’s Garden. The young-at-heart will also enjoy a hands-on activity in this program!
- Tuesday, January 9
- 10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $20 Non-Members
Britt Patterson-Weber joined Naples Botanical Garden in 2009 as Children’s Garden Coordinator and is now Youth Programs Manager. She has worked in environmental education in Florida and the Caribbean for the last 15 years. Her earliest memories of plants are from her grandmother’s house in Ashtabula, Ohio, where as a little girl, she hunted for Easter eggs under the lilacs, caught falling “helicopters” from red maples, and spent countless hours shopping for hostas and hydrangeas with grandma. Britt holds a bachelor’s degree in linguistics from University of Montana.
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.