Naples Garden Club is a nonprofit community-oriented charitable and educational organization fostering appreciation of floral design, horticulture and the environment. The club has a 60-year tradition of producing sold-out House & Garden Tours, mounting the largest juried Flower Show in Southwest Florida, presenting notable speakers and workshops, and investing in the community by funding scholarships and community projects.
Nurturing, Growing & Contributing
Naturally Naples . . . On the 26th Latitude
Each year the Naples Garden Club and Naples Botanic Garden partner in presenting the Naples Flower Show, the largest juried show in Southwest Florida. In 2015, this floral extravaganza takes place on March 27 and 28. The theme is “Naturally Naples….On the 26th Latitude” and will celebrate all things found in and around our beloved Naples.
The logo (seen to the left) for this year’s show will be Plumeria. Commonly named “Frangipani” plumeria are used to make Hawaiian leis and are famous for their sweet fragrance. Naples Garden Club members selected the Plumeria logo to commemorate the group’s relationship with the Naples Botanical Garden whose Plumeria Collection achieved The North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) recognition in 2012. The NAPCC is a network of botanical gardens working to coordinate a continent-wide approach to plant … Read More
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By Kelly Farrell
Daily News Correspondent; 239-213-5365
Hanging by a string became a celebrated idea for Naples Garden Club members. Dozens of hanging, pot-less plants are one of the newest designs to display native hardy horticulture at Naples Botanical Garden. Club members got together Monday to pack dirt and plant roots into balls, cover them in moss and dangle the plants from a string in a Japanese art form called Kokedama . . .
2014 Grant Recipients
At its April 7, 2014, meeting, Naples Garden Club announced $58,000 in grants to Naples area nonprofit organizations.
The following grants were made:
- $20,000 to Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation, the final payment in support of the $100,000 Naples Garden Club Endowment to provide financial assistance to selected students who conduct research in plant science at the FGCU/Naples Botanical Garden Kapnick Education and Research Center.
- $10,000 to Conservancy of Southwest Florida, to landscape a pedestrian connection between the Naples Zoo and the Conservancy to the Naples Greenway. Pedestrian traffic between these three areas will greatly enhance visitation opportunities.
- $3000 to Grace Place for Families and Children, to continue our connection with its Children’s Garden, by providing after-school teachers to integrate hands-on learning in the garden with reading, math, writing and science lessons.
- $10,000 to Habitat