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Legos In The Garden: A Look At A Fantastic Exhibit For Kids And Adults

Posted on Monday, May 05, 2014


(7,000+ piece Lego rose)

Sure, logos are supposed to be for kids but who does not remember playing with these things? As I was standing next to this 7.000+ piece rose at the Naples Botanical Garden yesterday the gentleman next to me went on to talk about his first Lego set he received for Christmas and all the fun he had with it.
Maybe its the sounds of glee of the kids as they run around the garden or the adults reminiscing about days gone by but the Naples Botanical Garden Lego exhibit has been a big hit.
The Naples Botanical Garden ( and its CEO Brian Holley add to the Naples lifestyle experience by providing one of the premiere botanical gardens in the country. Since the garden was developed in recent years the design incorporates many new ideas and practices unlike existing older gardens.


Check out this logo Bumble Bee hovering in the tree house at the children’s garden.  This where the garden built this amazing tree house and water fountains for the kids to play near the butterfly house.


These Bison (mother and calf with perched bird) are made from thousands of Legos and look very lifelike in the Botanical Garden.

You may be aware the entire Naples Botanical Garden is organized into themes – themes unique to the Naples area and 26 degrees north and south of the equator. You will not find yourself walking from latin name to latin name (although the tags are there if you like them) but rather you will be treated to an experience loyal to the featured area – like the Caribbean Garden, or the Brazilian garden or local features in the Florida Garden.

Participating in the Naples Botanical Garden takes many forms and they are all up to you. You can just walk around and relax, read, attend events (how about jazz music in a wonderful garden on a Florida evening in the dead of winter!?), work and volunteer, learn by attending lectures and tours, take your kids and grand kids to the Children’s Garden and many more ideas. This place offers many ways to enjoy our local paradise.
The garden is a local leader in the pursuit of sustaining green practices.


(this Lego lawn mower was my favorite)

The Naples Botanical Garden has its own website ( you where you may learn the garden “incorporated high performance and sustainable green building practices into the design of our new landscape and facilities. This process started when the Naples Botanical Garden Board recognized the importance of the Garden becoming the model of environmentally responsible building practices in the region.” Great work and some very interesting practices you can learn for your own yard or garden.
We would also like to mention the opening of the Chabraja Visitor Center will open in October, 2014 – what an attraction this is going to be!

Check out the garden, you will enjoy it.


If you would like to know more about things to do here in Naples, Florida or if we may help you with any of your real estate needs please give us a call at 239.595.3921. Also consider reading our book “Understanding Naples Real Estate” to get you started on your real estate search


Hope to meet and talk with you soon,

Mark Goebel PA & Nan Goebel PA

Co-Founders Naples Best Addresses Team

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Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.

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