Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center
The Naples Botanical Garden Visitor Center sits delicately upon a world class, 160-acre botanical garden. The visitor center continues a legacy of preservation by partnering with local ecosystem in an environmentally responsible way. Wooded pavilions crafted from local and durable Sinker Cypress entwine throughout lush gardens and plant collections to create an immersive and engaging experience for visitors and researchers as well as an enticing venue for events. The center is immersed in restored natural habitats and lush vegetation from seven tropic regions. As visitors enter through an intimate walkway that meanders through plant life, buildings are scaled as a back-drop to the larger landscape. The program is broken down into three small buildings so visitors will be continually engaged by the restored natural habitats. The visitor center has 14,000-square-feet of interior space for ticketing, retail, exhibit, event and cafe/dining, with 16,000-square-feet of exterior areas.
Landscape: CARBO Landscape Architecture & MESA
Photography: Lara Swimmer