July 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Boaler: A trip to Naples Botanical Garden

Water lilies at Naples Botanical Garden

Water lilies at Naples Botanical Garden

By Julian Boaler ’14
Environmental and Plant Biology Major, Ohio University
Summer internship at the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami, FL

Hi everyone,

This past week I was lucky enough to take a visit to Naples Botanical Garden as part of a field trip that Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden set up (hooray!). The Naples garden re-opened to a new location in 2009 and has already become a great resource where the public can have fun and learn simultaneously.

The garden consists of smaller “gardens,” each usually represented by a common theme (the Asian garden, the Caribbean garden, etc) containing key plant species and architecture from the related geographic regions and cultures. The garden also does a lot of community outreach, taking the time to teach nearby schoolchildren and help rising culinary arts students attain certificates through an education program.

Attached below is an album with a few pictures I managed to take during my visit. Hope you enjoy! If you’re ever in Naples, I highly recommend checking it out.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *