Nature Mandalas as Therapeutic Horticulture

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

by: Taylor Burnham, Buehler Enabling Garden Coordinator While summertime marks a down time for schools and snowbirds, the Garden’s therapeutic horticulture programs continue to grow. On July 6th, a group of eighteen children with visual impairments, twenty high school assistants, and a handful of guiding adults visited Naples Botanical Garden for a therapeutic horticulture program through a partnership with Lighthouse of Collier. The local organization provides programs and support for indi..

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Summer Camp in the Garden

Posted on Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Camp in the Garden is the place to be for budding scientists, explorers, horticulturists, and chefs.

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Fun with Papaya

Posted on Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Papaya, a native to the tropics, non-seasonal producer and prolific plant of the Garden, was a perfect fruit focus for our last Garden to Table Culinary Program. Students created some traditional and non-traditional dishes using this highly nutritious and eye catching fruit. Papayas look like a small tree but are actually a large herbaceous plant with a hollow trunk. Growing between 16 to 23 feet, you may need a ladder to harvest this deliciously sweet fruit with musky undertones and butter l..

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Let Love Grow

Posted on Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Twice a month, approximately thirty caregivers and individuals living memory impairments come to Naples Botanical Garden to attend a therapeutic horticulture program offered through a partnership with the Alzheimer’s Support Network. The program consists of a calming sensory tour of the Gardens and concludes with a horticulture-related activity in the Buehler Family Foundation Enabling Garden. Inspired by Valentine’s Day, this month’s theme was all about celebrating love. Participant..

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Scarecrows in the Garden

Posted on Tuesday, October 27, 2015

A huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Garden's inaugural Community Scarecrow Competition! 16 entries were received and are incredible in their diversity of subject and representation. They are all now on display in the Vicky C. and David Byron Smith Children's Garden until the end of November.

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Make your own Kokedama

Posted on Monday, October 05, 2015

Kokedama can be broken up into two Japanese words: koke meaning 'moss' and dama meaning 'ball'. The practice is also referred to as 'the poor man’s bonsai' due to its origins as a derivation of the bonsai tradition in Japan.

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