You know Naples Botanical Garden as a beautiful space to connect with nature, spend time with loved ones, and celebrate the cultures of the subtropics. But did you know we are also part of a global effort to save plants?
We partner with conservation organizations in Southwest Florida and throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, regions climatically similar to Naples, to identify and conserve threatened plants, conduct research, and share our living collections. We also see plants as the foundation for solving environmental challenges, and we advise communities on how to harness the power of nature to create a healthier, more resilient region.
Forty percent of the world’s known plant species may be at risk of extinction, according to the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew. We at the Garden insist on acting out of hope, not despair. Visit the links below to find out how we are making a difference in Southwest Florida and beyond.
The best way to save plants? Take care of the land on which they are found.
Like a museum, library or bank vault, botanical gardens safeguard the world’s plants by collecting them, growing them, displaying them, sharing them, and preserving their genetic material.
Garden conservationists are amassing the seeds of native plants today in light of an uncertain tomorrow
Naples Botanical Garden and its partners are racing to protect tropical and subtropical plants from threats such as global warming, sea level rise, and habitat loss.
Read about our ongoing conservation work in our latest issue of Conserve