Join us for this introduction to water gardening in Southwest Florida. Learn about the concepts of water gardening, construction and styles of both small and large ponds, common plants, common fish, and basic care. You will also see a brief demonstration of how to make a whiskey barrel water garden. At the end of the program, participants will tour 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, October 21
- 10am – 12pm, FGCU Kapnick Center Buehler Auditorium at Naples Botanical Garden
- $15 Members / $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 Garden’s primary water gardener, growing and maintaining the waterlilies and other aquatic plants. Danny received his B.A. in Environmental Studies 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 facilitate 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.