Ehren Fritz Gerhard: Understory Wonders

On View in Kapnick Hall July 15 – October 29, 2023

Working somewhere between scientific observation and romantic idealism, Ehren Fritz Gerhard creates moments filled with vibrant beauty and childlike wonder. Using playful rhythms found in the natural world, his intense compositions seem to breathe and move, imbuing energy that is both elevating and deeply calming.

This exhibition is included with Garden admission.

Patricia Zalisko: For Life to Return

June 16, 2023 – January 21, 2024

Fogg Café

Patricia Zalisko’s mixed media collages capture the intimate process of healing and understanding after a time of crisis.

For Life to Return is a profound visual diary, which explores the idea of creating beauty from destruction. Zalisko pairs each work in this spotlight exhibition with an accompanying haiku, emphasizing man’s relationship with nature through themes of survival, displacement, and renewal. 

Included with Garden admission.

Meet the Artist & Live Demonstration

On select dates, visitors to the Garden can meet the exhibiting artist to ask questions and engage in conversation while enjoying the exhibition. A live demonstration gives visitors the opportunity to experience the exhibition with a deeper knowledge and understanding of the artist’s inspiration and process.

This relaxed, drop-in opportunity is included with admission, and no registration is required.

October 21, 10am – 12pm
November 11, 10am – 12pm

Special Events

  • Music in the Garden

    Second Saturday of the month, November – June. Area musicians grace the outdoor stage overlooking the Water Garden the second Saturday of each month in November through June. Sit back, and relax in your favorite tropical setting, and enjoy the musical stylings of our local talent! Bring your own chair or blanket, as Music in the Garden returns outdoors in front of the Water Garden Stage.

    Celebrate the sounds
  • Dia de los Muertos Celebration

    November 4, 2023, 10am – 7pm & November 5, 2023, 10am – 4pm Join us in the Garden for a joyous Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. With origins in Mexico, this colorful holiday is a time to share memories of loved ones, and celebrate our families and friends. Discover the holiday’s significance and its rich culture though special displays, tours, and arts and crafts stations.

    Mark your calendars
  • Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden

    November 24, 2023 – January 7, 2024. No event held December 24, 25, 31. Johnsonville Night Lights in the Garden will return for its 15th year beginning in November. Tickets will go on sale to Members in October, and to the public in November. Follow us on social media so you don’t miss out!

    Member tickets sales begin in October
  • Friday after 5

    More info coming soon!

  • Plein Air Fest

    Saturday, January 27, 2023, 10am – 2pm Celebrate art in the Garden! Find inspiration in nature as over a dozen local artists work in the tradition of painting en plein air (“in the open air”).

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  • Sunset Wednesdays

    Wednesdays, 5 – 8pm, January through April 2024. Nothing beats springtime in Florida. Celebrate midweek in the Garden, as we stay open late so you can savor the magic of a Naples sunset overlooking the Preserve and curated collections from around the tropical world.

    See the Sunset
  • Blooms & Brews 2024

    April 13, 2024, 6 – 10 pm. Support the Garden’s mission and discover a new local favorite brew! Tickets on sale March 2024. 21+ ONLY.