Monday, February 25, 2019
By Kelsey Burr, Marketing Associate
2019 is a big year for Naples Zoo. We are celebrating 100 years as a botanical garden and 50 years as a zoo. Our story began back in 1919 with the work of Dr. Henry Nehrling, an accomplished and greatly respected botanist and ornithologist.
Following a debilitating frost that compromised his research and plant collection in central Florida, Nehrling re-established his nurseries in Naples in 1919, in what he referred to as his “Garden of...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
By Danielle Green, Director of Gardens and Grounds
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens has been involved in plant conservation for many years, but began to focus on species in South Florida a few years ago. Partnering with Atlanta Botanical Garden, the horticulture department has assisted with monitoring populations of Cigar Orchid ( Cyrtopodium punctatum ) in Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve annually since 2013.
In 2016, Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens joined...
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