Naples Botanical Garden

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United States of America - Florida - Naples

Institution Code: NAPFL

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

Burle Marx Mosaic in the Kapnick Brazilian Garden at Naples Botanical Garden
Burle Marx Mosaic in the Kapnick Brazilian Garden at Naples Botanical Garden

About the Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre world-class garden paradise that features the plants and cultures of the tropics and subtropics between the latitudes of 26 degrees North and 26 degrees South including Brazil, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia and Florida. A hands-on interactive Children’s Garden along with 90 acres of beautifully restored natural habitats, walking trails and a Butterfly Garden offer educational entertainment and enjoyment for people of all ages.

Main Address:
Naples Botanical Garden
4820 Bayshore Drive
Florida 34112-7337 United States of America

Telephone: (239) 643-7275
Fax: (239) 649-7306
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Donna McGinnis, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Chad Washburn, Vice President of Conservation
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Liz Chehayl, Curator of Collections
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 22
    Educational Staff Number: 10
    Research Staff Number: 3
    Administration Staff Number: 5

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
  • Date founded: 1995
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 38 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 15 Hectares
  • Total Area: 64 Hectares
    Latitude: 26.1085160
    Longitude: -81.7714080
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: 4820 Bayshore Drive
  • Locality: City: Naples
  • Locality: State: Florida

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 39000
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 220000
    Number of Volunteers: 750

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10367
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6227
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: No
    Conservation - Biology: No
    Conservation - Genetics: No
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: No
    Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: No
    Education: No
    Ethnobotany: No
    Exploration: No
    Floristics: No
    Horticulture: No
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: No
    Molecular Genetics: No
    Pollination Biology: No
    Restoration Ecology: No
    Seed/Spore Biology: No
    Systematics and Taxonomy: No
    Sustainability: No
    Pharmacology: No
    Agriculture: No
    Land Restoration: No
    Urban Environments: No

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: No
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes