Naples Botanical Garden

CPC institution Code: NAPE
Erythrina eggersii

The Garden was founded in 1993 by a visionary group of local plant enthusiasts. The organization incorporated with the IRS with 501 C (3) status in 1994. In 2000, the late Harvey Kapnick, Jr. donated $5 million for the purchase of 170 acres of open space 3 miles from downtown Naples. In 2006, the team of Ellin Goetz, Ted Flato, Raymond Jungles, Herb Schaal, Bob Truskowski and Made Wijaya, dubbed the “Dream Team” by the Miami Herald, completed the master plan for Naples Botanical Garden. Construction on the first phase began in 2008 with the digging of Deep Lake and Lake Tupke and the sculpting of the site with 250,000 yards of fill produced by lake excavation. In November of 2009 the Garden opened the Smith Children’s Garden, Kapnick Brazilian Garden, Kapnick Caribbean Garden and the Smith River of Grass. In January 2010, The Florida Gulf Coast University Harvey Kapnick Research and Education Center, a shared use facility, opened. Later in 2010 the Garden opened the Scott Florida Garden, Buehler Enabling Garden, Garden Club of Naples Idea Garden, Lea Asian Garden and the Water Garden. In October of 2014 the master plan implementation was completed with the opening the Chabraja Visitor Center including Kathryn’s Garden, Irma’s Garden, LaGrippe Orchid Garden, Kapnick Hall, Berger Shop in the Garden and the Fogg Café. A redesign of the Scott Florida Garden was completed in December 2016. Today the Garden welcomes over 220,000 visitors per year to experience themed gardens that represent the culture and flora of the tropics.

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Taxon Family Global Rank Legal Status Sponsorship Status
Harrisia aboriginum Cactaceae G1 LE
Euphorbia cumulicola Euphorbiaceae G2
Harrisia portoricensis Cactaceae G1 LT
Lechea cernua Cistaceae G3
Pteroglossaspis ecristata Orchidaceae G2 Sponsored
Erythrina eggersii Fabaceae G1
Bourreria cassinifolia Ehretiaceae G3
Calopogon multiflorus Orchidaceae G2 Sponsored
Dyschoriste angusta Acanthaceae G2
Hymenocallis punta-gordensis Liliaceae G1

Conservation Contacts

Chad Washburn
Vice President of Conservation
Jessica DeYoung
Conservation Horticulture Manager.
Dan Agis
Conservation Associate
Sam Amodeo
Conservation Associate
Donna McGinnis
President and CEO
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President and CEO 100
Conservation Administrative Manager 100
Administrative Assistant 100