Sunday, February 1, 2015

Naples Botanical Garden


Naples Botanical Garden is located in Naples, Florida.  Believe it or not, this 170 acre site once used to be a strip mall.  In 1993, eight Naples residents with a dream of creating a world class botanical garden, transformed it into seventy acres of beautiful tropical gardens.  These include a Children's Garden, Brazilian Garden, Caribbean Garden, Florida Garden, and Asian Garden.


There are also 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitat.  Visitors will enjoy orchids, palm trees, and fruit trees, along with two lakes and a large wetland.




The gardens are open daily from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Admission is $14.95 for adults and $9.95 for children.

10 comments:

  1. That beats a strip mall every day. What a beautiful place. I'd take hundreds of photos for sure.

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    1. You'd have a great time taking pictures here.

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  2. Yes, much better than a strip mall. Those are dead anyway.

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    1. It's nice to see natural beauty brought back, instead of seeing it torn down to make room for more shopping centers.

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  3. got they got rid of the parking lot and put it back to paradise! ;)

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  4. sounds lovely and way better than a mall. With lush Florida weather, it probably wasn't too hard to let nature win over asphalt. Very nice

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    1. You're right. It was probably green in no time.

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  5. That is such a beautiful place, by the pictures. It's amazing what people do with formerly ugly places like a strip mall. I sometimes find pieces of foundations in the middle of some of the nature parks I visit. I wonder what was there before.

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