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Naples Botanical Garden Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

Posted on Friday, October 07, 2016

 For Immediate Release Naples Botanical Garden Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer Naples, FL - October 7, 2016:  Naples Botanical Garden announced today that Donna McGinnis has been appointed its President and Chief Executive Officer. She will assume her new responsibilities in January, 2017. McGinnis, who is currently serving as Senior Vice-President of the Missouri Botanical Garden, succeeds Brian Holley, the eleven year Garden leader who had announced his intent to r..

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The Garden Bids Farewell to Designer Made Wijaya

Posted on Monday, August 29, 2016

August 29, 2016 – Naples Botanical Garden mourns the loss of longtime friend, collaborator, and designer of the Marcia and L. Bates Lea Asian Garden, Made Wijaya. His vignettes of Asia through borders and history, is a favorite of guests and horticulturalists alike. His dedication to aesthetics and detail was unparalleled. The tropical garden designer was world-renown for his work on hotels and personal properties such as David Bowie’s on the island of Mustique. His style and flair, deepl..

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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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