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Naples Botanical Garden
Ranked #4 of 129 things to do in Naples
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Owner description: Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed March 2, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Naples Botanical Gardens. The design is beautiful- curving paths lead visitors from one type of garden to the next, and the sculptures that are on display currently truly enhance the plantings.We really enjoyed our tour guide, Mr. Mike. He was knowledgeable and fun to listen to. We would have loved an even longer tour than the one hour, as he had so much info to offer. Our favorite gardens were the Asian, the Butterfly House, the water gardens, and the children's gardens were a delight. We'll be back!

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

The NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN is comprised of numerous gardens -- Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Children's, Florida, The Preserve, and Water gardens. Walking these gardens/preseve is a delightful wayto spend a few hours or a day. In addition, there are daily tours at 11am and various special events (concerts, etc.), some of which are extra in addition to the regular admission or membership cost. A nice Gift Shop and Garden Cafe are available. Parking is free and ample.

As this is south Florida, come dressed and prepared for the weather -- heat, humidity, rain (in the summer) -- and the sun..

Lots of positives...and The Naples Botanical Garden is still growing.

The major negative for members -- and it is a big one -- is that The Naples Botanical Garden no longer participates in the American Horticultural Society's "reciprocal admissions program". A major benefit of being a member of The Naples Botanical Garden in the past -- and paying the cost of same -- was that you'd have reciprocal admission (or other discounts) at hundreds of other botanical gardens throughout the US and elsewhere. This is no longer the case. If you're a member of The Naples Botanical Garden and go there often, the admission fees will be more than offset by your membership cost. However, if you go infrequently, it's generally more economical to pay as you go. Of course, being a member benefits this worthwhile organization, and I don't want to downplay the philantrophic aspect. However, in these tough economic times, many people have to watch their budgets.


Thank George52_11
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

This garden was planned by people who know what they are doing. The Children's garden is the first place to see. As you enter, you are greeted by fountains of water randomly leaping out of the ground. Even children who are not in bathing suits can't resist chasing the water. The butterfly screened house is next to the fountains. It is staffed by very knowledgeable people who seem to enjoy sharing their love of butterflies. Throughout the children's garden one can spot small gnomes colorfully painted in different costumes. This area has so many wonderful spots! There is a child-sized house with a vegetable and herb garden, a sandy area with shovels and buckets awaiting young visitors, a multi-story tree house for kids to explore, a garden that replicates a scavenger hunt (can you find the toilet seat?) and a meandering stream with stepping stones spaced perfectly for small legs to explore. And that's just the kid's garden. Adults can find much joy in walking around the South American waterfalls, the Asian Gardens, and the Caribbean gardens complete with a house that can be disassembles and reassembled someplace else, just like the ones in the Caribbean.

2  Thank QueenRavena
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

This regional garden is a delight! The various theme gardens -- Florida, Brazilian, Asian -- are lovely, and the Children's Garden is especially impressive complete with a butterfly exhibit, clever wading fountain, healthy eating garden, and treehouse. The large and colorful mosaic backdrop and water feature are beautiful, and our visit was enhanced by the special sculpture exhibition by artists from Zimbabwe -- sculptures across the grounds were stunning (and many are for sale). The gift shop has some nice items for sale as well. We really enjoyed our visit and will encourage our friends to make this stop when in Naples.

Thank LudwellMom
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

We've come to visit the last three years. It's fun for us to see how the gardens are growing and changing. The first time we went it was sparse, almost barren in places. Now there are more areas that have been developed and have grown. We like to meander about and see what's new as well as to enjoy the peaceful environment, the areas that feel playful, the open spaces. I'm sure it will become more lush with time, but part of our pleasure is seeing this work in progress, finding something new each visit; it's better every year.

Thank Zusclare
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