Lakes Park Botanic Garden

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United States of America - Florida - Fort Myers

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BGCI Member: No

About the Lakes Park Botanic Garden

Our Mission is to support Lee County Parks & Recreation through philanthropic and
voluntary efforts promoting ongoing community awareness and support of the recreational
and educational value of Lakes Park and its continuing evolution, to include a botanic garden and
other enhancements, resulting in an even more attractive natural environment for the community to

Main Address:
Lakes Park Botanic Garden
7330 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers
Florida 33908 United States of America

Telephone: 239-533-7575
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Vicki Baugh
    Curator's Name: Wesley Higgins
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Dave Bush
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 25
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 11

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Municipal: Yes
  • Date founded: 1984
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 80 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 40 Hectares
  • Total Area: 120 Hectares
    Latitude: 26.5065138
    Longitude: -81.9894860
    Annual Rainfall: 1376 mm
    Altitude: 1.20 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Fragrance Garden, Succulent Garden, Rose Garden, Aquatic Garden
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Botanic Garden at Lakes Park
  • Local Address: Lee County
  • Locality: City: Fort Myers
  • Locality: State: Florida

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 40
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: No
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: No
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 900000
    Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 220
  • Special Collections:Only display plants accessioned
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    ABS Policy: No
    Plant Collection Policy: No

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

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