Naples Garden Club welcomes guests to its General Membership Meetings and select workshops.

Scroll down to see the Guest Meeting & Event Schedule for this Season.  Registration will be opened as it is available.

If you have any questions about or have issues with registration, please email us at events@naplesgardenclub.org.


DECEMBER GENERAL MEETING: Botanicals: Intimate Portraits by Laurie Tennent

Date: December 3, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Kapnick Hall in Naples Botanical Garden
Guest fee: $20

Laurie Tennent is a Detroit-based photographer who has been working with flowers for 30 years. Her work has been featured at The Chicago Botanic Garden, and her pieces were also chosen by the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy to display along the Riverwalk as part of a three-year installation.

 


JANUARY GENERAL MEETING: Fresh Florals with Bruno Duarte

Date: January 7, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Kapnick Hall in Naples Botanical Garden
Guest fee: $30

From the mountains to the markets, Bruno grew up surrounded by flowers on his family’s farm in Madeira. This island paradise off the coast of Morocco is known as the floating garden and is home to rare species of flowers from around the world. It’s here where Bruno’s passion for orchids and all things floral began.

Much like his Belgian contemporaries, Bruno’s approach to floral design is both sculptural and emotional, blending organic materials and found objects together to create works of art. His floral studio in Toronto is often mistaken for an art gallery, where weekly window displays are created to showcase his artistry.

His exceptional craftsmanship and innovative design techniques have captured the attention of socialites and A-list celebrities in Canada as well as international glitterati like Rene Zellweger, Patti LaBelle, and Sir Elton John.

When Bruno’s not at his studio he can be found designing in front of a live audience. He frequently appears on local and national television programs and gives floral demonstrations at Home and Garden shows.


BRUNO DUARTE FLORAL WORKSHOP

Date: January 8, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU Complex at Naples Botanical Garden
Guests: $100

When Bruno’s not at his studio he can be found designing in front of a live audience. He frequently appears on local and national television programs and gives floral demonstrations at Home and Garden shows.

Join us for this very special workshop with Bruno!  Truly a unique & rare opportunity!

 


FEBRUARY GENERAL MEETING: Afternoon with Brian Bovard

Date: February 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Kapnick Hall in Naples Botanical Garden
Guests: $20

Registration not currently available

Brian Bovard is currently an Assistant Professor of Wetland Ecology in the Department of Marine and Ecological Sciences’ Environmental Studies Program at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU). He received a B.A. in Biology from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Plant Physiological Ecology from Duke University. Before moving to Florida, he worked as a post-doctoral scientist at several institutions including The Ecosystem Center at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Wood Hole (MA).,The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and Indiana University.  Prior to coming to FGCU, he was a Lecturer of Environmental Studies at Florida International University.  His research has focused on the responses of forest ecosystems to predicted changes in atmospheric CO2 and climate, and the role forest ecosystems play in both carbon storage and hydrologic processes.  Brian is also working on projects related to the use of native species in green roof design at the Naples Botanical Garden.


MARCH GENERAL MEETING: Botanical Couture

Date: March 4, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Location: Kapnick Hall in Naples Botanical Garden
Guests: $30

Registration not currently available

Françoise Weeks, born in Belgium, has infused her work with a quintessential European reverence for flowers and nature. Combined with creativity and mechanical ingenuity, she has crystallized her singular style of Textural Woodlands and Botanical Haute Couture pieces, garnering a global following.


MARCH SPECIAL FLORAL WORKSHOP

Date: March 5, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Location: Buehler Auditorium in the FGCU Complex at Naples Botanical Garden
Guests: TBD

Registration not currently available