Enjoy Natural Beauty at the Naples Botanical Garden
The Naples Botanical Garden combines beautifully cultivated tropical gardens with charming restored natural habitats. The Garden connects our world of people and plants through terrific displays, education, conservation and science. It is set up to be a community gathering spot, and a site for exploring and simply enjoying nature.
The Garden was founded in 1993 by a group of Naples residents. A gift from the Kapnick Family allowed the purchase of a 170-acre site with 7 different habitats south of Old Naples. In June 2008, the Garden closed to visitors to begin the unrivaled transformation of the existing Gardens which includes 6 cultivated gardens that model the natural world of the Everglades’ ecosystem complete with wetlands and marshes; 2.5 miles of walking trails; 90-acres of restored native preserves; and a series of garden rooms that provide gardening ideas and quiet contemplation.
Following the construction of the main gardens and restoration of the 90-acre preserve, the final phase of the Naples Botanical Garden is underway with a new Welcome Center that will include a Garden Store, meeting spaces, an auditorium, a café and some visitor amenities. It is located adjacent to the Windstar on Naples Bay community at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples.