A Tropical Garden Oasis
This 170-acre tropical garden paradise features designs from some of the finest landscape architects in the world including cultivated gardens of Florida, Brazil, Asia, the Caribbean and a Water Garden filled with water lilies, lotus, and papyrus. The 90-acre preserve features seven ecosystems and includes mangroves, marshes, and untouched forests where hundreds of animal species and more than 300 species of exotic and native plants dwell.
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The Naples Botanical Garden offers educational, interactive and entertaining programs, activities, and events for the entire family. View Adult Programs Here.
Fun Activities For Families and Kids
Be whisked away to a carefree world full of flowers, butterflies, and secret discoveries in the delightful and interactive Smith Children’s Garden. Children can splash around in jets of water spraying from boulders, play at the beach, or explore a waterfall cave at this Naples, Florida family attraction.
Adults and kids will have a fun time scaling the two-story tree house, or on a thrilling scavenger hunt in the Hidden Garden. Experience a full day of fun all built around Florida’s natural ecosystems.
Learn something new and get hands-on during the drop-in program in the Smith Children’s Garden. W.O.N.D.E.R. stands for “Walk. Observe. Navigate. Draw. Explore. Read.” Every month’s programming begins with a story related to a monthly theme and is followed by family activities related to that theme. View children and families programs here.
Dog Walks at Naples Botanical Garden
Bring your canine friend to the Naples Botanical Garden for a relaxing stroll during the Dog Walk which takes place on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m.
PLEASE Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Smith Children’s Garden, Berger Shop in the Garden, and Fogg Cafe. Dogs must be up-to-date on all vaccinations and registrations and remain on their leash at all times in the Garden. One dog permitted per adult. No retractable leashes permitted. Enter at the Visitor Center. Regular admission; free for members. Dog admission: Free for members / $9.95 non-members.
Read our blog article about the Naples Botanical Garden here.
Dining and Refreshments
Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Fogg Café located in the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor Center. The Fogg Cafe menu changes seasonally and creatively represents Floridian, Caribbean, Brazilian, and Asian themes from each garden. The café also features a kids’ menu, lighter snack options, and an excellent selection of wine and beer. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with last food order of the day taken at 4:30 p.m. Fogg Café does not accept reservations.
Naples Botanical Gardens also features special outdoor events such as concerts throughout the year. View the Naples Botanical Garden Events Calendar Here.
Plan Your Naples Botanical Garden Visit
Naples Botanical Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Every Tuesday morning the Garden opens their gates at 8 a.m. for the “Early Birds.” You can choose to paint, take photographs, use the miles of walking trails, or just bird watch. Artist Guidelines: All easels and tripods must be kept off pathways. Artists/Photographers are responsible for supplies/set-up/break-down. Eco-friendly paints only. Tarp/Canvas required to be laid down for artist work areas. Regular Garden admission; free for members.
Walkways are ADA-accessible. Ample parking is provided.
The Naples Botanical Garden was impacted by Hurricane Irma on September 10, 2017. If you would like to help in the recovery of Naples Botanical Garden, donations can be made here.