Hidden gem: Naples Botanical Garden
Visiting gardens is one of my favorite things to do wherever I go, and this weekend I went to the Naples Botanical Garden.
Now I know that a lot of people know this park. But I call it a “hidden gem” because I don’t know many people who have gone before. In fact, sometimes I forget about it myself. I backed off I-75 about 10 miles away. When you enter the garden, you are transported to a zen oasis of beauty.
Through September 30, for SWFL residents, admission is half price
When I heard about the local summer discount, I knew I had to take advantage of it. But the reason I decided to go yesterday in particular was because it was the last day for Frida and her garden. I have always been fascinated by the story of Frida Kahlo and her art. This exhibition was very beautiful, taking you into her garden at her home in Coyoacán, Mexico City. Likewise, throughout the park there were animals painted in folk art representing the works of Frida Kahlo.
Some pictures of Frida and her garden:
If you’re a photography enthusiast, looking for a place to relax or get some exercise, the Naples Botanical Garden is a great place for all of that.
There are many different areas you can explore, such as the Brazilian Garden, Caribbean Garden, Succulent Garden, Orchid Garden, and Asian Garden to name a few. To see some art and get into the air conditioning for a while, there is usually an art gallery in Kapnik Hall.
Finally, for more information about the Naples Botanical Garden and planning your visit, click here
More photos from the Naples Botanical Garden:
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Maria was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beaches, checking out new restaurants, and is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127