Naples Botanical Garden marries nature and art into one beautiful sanctuary.
Inside Naples Botanical Garden’s latest exhibition, Frida and Her Garden PHOTO COURTESY OF NAPLES BOTANICAL GARDEN
With an ethos of “where plants and people thrive together,” Naples Botanical Garden is one of South Florida’s most inspiring hidden gems. Spanning 170 acres of tropical plants, the garden not only serves as a sanctuary for natural beauty but also a community gathering place to bring people together to learn, grow, celebrate and enjoy the wonders of our ecosystem, as well as exploratory art. Most recently, the garden debuted an exhibition dedicated to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Frida and Her Garden, which explores the influence of home and nature in Kahlo’s work, on view until Sept. 10. Re-created with portions of La Casa Azul (“the Blue House”), Kahlo’s residence in Mexico City, and the garden surrounding it, Naples Botanical Garden brings a taste of this culture and art to South Florida for guests to explore. Undergoing a yearlong transformation that included the revitalization of previously inaccessible areas of the grounds, the new showcase beautifully captures the spirit, essence and tranquility of La Casa Azul. Serving as a gathering space to pay respect to our natural wonders and a cherished figure in the art world, Naples Botanical Garden provides a place to find peace and inspiration in the world around us without venturing too far from home. 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, naplesgarden.org