Naples Botanical Garden

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Infinity pool at the Burle Marx Plaza in the Brazilian garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a botanical garden in Naples, Florida, United States.

Incorporated in 1994, the Garden consists of 170 acres of cultivated gardens and preservation land, representing seven distinct natural habitats and ecosystems, and featuring over 1000 species, with special emphasis on the ecosystems between the 26th parallel north and the 26th parallel south.

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Nov 2013 Naples Botanical Gardens-1

The gardens are located at 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, FL 34112.

The Garden was founded in 1993.

In 2000, the late Harvey Kapnick, Jr. donated $5 million for the purchase of 170 acres of open space 3 miles from downtown Naples.

In 2006 the master plan for Naples Botanical Garden was completed with the contemplated gardens representing the culture and flora of the tropics.

Construction on the first phase began in 2008 with the digging of Deep Lake and Lake Tupke and the sculpting of the site with 250,000 yards of fill produced by lake excavation. In November 2009 the Garden opened the Smith Children’s Garden, Kapnick Brazilian Garden, Kapnick Caribbean Garden and the Smith River of Grass.

In January 2010, The Florida Gulf Coast University Harvey Kapnick Research and Education Center, a shared use facility, opened. Later in 2010 the Garden opened the Scott Florida Garden, Buehler Enabling Garden, Garden Club of Naples Idea Garden, Lea Asian Garden and the Water Garden.

In October 2014 the master plan implementation was completed with the opening of the Chabraja Visitor Center including Kathryn’s Garden, Irma’s Garden, LaGrippe Orchid Garden, Kapnick Hall, Berger Shop in the Garden and the Fogg Café.

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Coordinates: 26°09′11″N 81°47′55″W / 26.15306°N 81.79861°W / 26.15306; -81.79861