Naples Botanical Garden, Amazing Landscape Architecture

Besides the silver sandy beaches, Naples, Florida is home to an opera, an orchestra, a beautiful art museum, and a world-class tropical garden.  Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre tropical  garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North & South.  Well designed and well-kept, it is a delight even for non-plant lovers. There are so many unique outdoor environments to explore on the sprawling campus with helpful free maps to guide you around.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The specific plant habitats are organized by geographic areas or climates: Florida to the Caribbean to Brazil to Asia. There are many places to sit and take in the beautiful scenery. Don’t miss it if you are in the Naples, Florida area on the southwest coast of Florida.  Admission is $14.95 per adult, $9.95 for children 4 to 14,   (kids under age 4 are free) and parking is free and plentiful. If you are from a northern climate, I suggest you visit first thing in the morning before the afternoon heat. Give your self plenty of time to explore. There are countless photo ops. Here are a few of my favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Garden

 

 

Besides the lower section with the unique habitats of Florida, the upper level is a cottage garden with interactive activities for young kids. This includes fountains they can play in/run through (bring swim diaper/change of clothes!).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The adjacent Butterfly House was also really fun, for both kids and adults.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asian Garden

 

Besides the lush plantings, the architectural elements are fascinating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brazilian Garden

 

There are ponds throughout the botanical garden but they’re especially beautiful in the Brazilian garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wander the separate gardens

 

 

Follow the extensive walkways and wander through the gardens with pools, flowers and wildlife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information see, Naples Botanical Garden, a garden with latitude

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

44 thoughts to “Naples Botanical Garden, Amazing Landscape Architecture”

  1. How beautiful!! I’m a Northerner who longs to be a Southerner (some day . . . ) so we are just nearing the end of our growing season and will be saying a sad goodbye to color for a while haha!

  2. Gorgeous photos! As I scrolled down I thought ‘that’s my favourite area of the tropical gardens’ – until i saw the next set of photos! It’s good that there’s also a water play area for the children.

  3. Hi Carol, what a beautiful place to visit and what a photo opportunity! Seeing the different plants in their own geographic garden must have been nice, I wouldn’t have a clue as to what plant comes from where! The children’s section is a nice touch and the cafe sounds like a must after all the walking!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    XX

  4. Oh, my goodness….I feel like I’ve been there now…LOL!!! I’m sure in person is absolutely amazing. I’d love to visit for real some day! Thanks so much for taking so many pics and sharing with FFF! HOPE you have a great Labor Day Weekend! (p.s…I’m e-mailing you about the flower arrangement) 😉

    1. Oh you would love it and there’s lots more to see – there’s 176 acres for pete’s sake. Do you every wonder who Pete was? Sorry. I’ll send you an email about the flowers. God Bless and Happy Labor Day!

  5. What a beautiful place! I do like the Brazilian garden. It reminds me the botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro (which is superb). Your first picture got me. It looks like it is made of paper of something like that. #TPThursday

    1. No it’s a real flower. I think you’d really like it there. Besidea the planted gardens, there is a section called the Preserves which is native Florida. You’d like the birds, bees, and wild feeling.

  6. Oh, how beautiful it is down there! My husband and I have often thought about vacationing in Florida, but have yet to go. The Naples Botanical Garden is now on my list!! Thanks for the tour and all those lovely photos 🙂

    1. I did link up at that party with another post. If you don’t mind, I’d love to link up a second time with this one too.Thanks for the invite!

  7. Beautiful place, and a very informative post! We must take our granddaughters there next time they visit from Illinois around spring break. It is not much of a drive from our home in SE Florida.

  8. Lovely flower photos and I love the chinese urn filled with plants. We have bird of paradise growing where I live and the beautiful lillies.

  9. The Naples Botanical Gardens are lovely and I have visited them often as they are about 30 minutes from me.

    Yep! I am a Floridian too…SW Florida in Cape Coral to be exact. I love the Tampa area also. We need to batten down the hatches this week…Irma could be coming up our Gulf of Mexico coast. Stay safe.

    1. I’m familiar with Cape Coral – you’re in a beautiful area. Praying Irma moves away from us but another storm is on her heels. It’s that time of year.

  10. This botanical garden is surely a great place to visit – many times. Your photos are stunning. The pond of the Brazilian garden looks so great with its hanging flower wall. Thank you Carol for linking, have a great day.

  11. What a beautiful place – hope both it and you and yours are unscathed from Irma. It’s awful to see the pictures on the news here, take care and thanks for sharing this with #PoCoLo

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