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The Naples Botanical Garden: Doing More Good Than You Might Imagine

Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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There is something decadent writing about a tropical paradise in the middle of one of the worst winters up north in years. My heart goes out (truly) to my friends and family “up north” during these cold and snowy times. But having said that I must say I am truly enchanted with our Naples Botanical Garden (

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Larger than Fairchild and Sarasota our in state Botanical rivals and with over Naples Botanical Garden is the relatively new kid on the street with some early big results and big dreams to follow. Big results like over 100,000 visits a year and big dreams like more gardens – such as the orchid garden on the way – and physical buildings to house lectures and provide some cool dining experiences. Florida Gulf Coast already co-locates here and the on site research is amazing.

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But what good comes from the Naples Botanical Garden? Isn’t this just more wealthy folly imitating the Elizabethans and Dutch of old out doing one another for horticultural bragging rights? Nope. No way. You will not believe how much good is already coming out of this place.

Here are just a few examples:

1) Kids, young kids, frolic in the children’s garden built just for them complete with a huge tree house. While they are playing they are learning important environmental preservation lessons along the way.
2) The alliance with Seacrest Country Day School moves the experiences to young people through upper school with hands on learning and results

3) The garden is educating all ages building tropical and subtropical gardens representing 26 degrees of variance from the equator. So what? Culture and wonder are opening up minds to other places in our world.
4) Preserving some rare plants and trees – a tradition of botanical gardens in the past and protecting bio diversity and more fun than storing seeds in vaults under frozen north european cities!

5) Bringing People Together and Keeping Brains Sharp through lectures, study or just plain fun dog walking on designated days.


Do yourself a favor and get over to the garden. Admission is affordable and walk around and take in the wonder. Be sure to allow time just to sit down and let your mind settle. This is a place of peace and wonder. Just soak it in.

If you cannot make it there today take in some of our tropical gardening images on Pinterest and enjoy the views.

If you would you like to know more about Naples, Florida or things to do while living or visiting here just give us a call at 239.595.3921. Or if you like download a copy of our free eBook Understanding Naples Real Estate
Hope to meet and talk with you soon,

Mark Goebel PA & Nan Goebel PA
Co-Founders Naples Best Addresses Team
Coldwell Banker
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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