Putting Together Irma the Gator
About the Idea Garden and frequently asked questions
- What is an Idea Garden?
The NGC’s Idea Garden at Naples Botanical Garden was created as a place to encourage the home gardener/patio gardener to grow vegetables and flowers in unusual ways
- Where is it located?
Adjacent to the newly renovated Scott Florida Garden at Naples Botanical Garden
- When was it installed?
- How big is it?
Just over 6000 sq. ft.
- How many people have visited?
Thousands of people have visited, asked questions and been inspired
- What have been some of the Ideas?
Pizza and Cocktail Gardens
Espaliered fruit trees
Planting ideas for garden pots
‘Kokedamas’, Japanese Bonsai Moss Balls
- Why is NGC involved?
Because we are a community-oriented organization that fosters appreciation and understanding of horticulture as part of our mission. We partner with NBG in mutually beneficial ways to provide opportunities for learning and sharing.
- What is NGC’s current project:
A 4’ alligator planted with succulents that will rest alongside a pebble & glass ‘Everglades pond’ (see gallery to the right)
A garden chair planted with succulents also using the Moss and Glue method
- What is planned for the future?
Seasonal special installations to showcase creative planting ideas and unusual plants
Pop Up Educational Programs via NGC’s Idea Garden á la Cart
NGC Member Interpreters in the garden