Naples Botanical Garden Children’s Garden

A playful children’s garden design was completed for the Naples Botanical Garden in Florida.  Families will start their experience in the “Entry Court”, passing through an enclosure in a tunnel of sable palm trunks (the State tree), and entering a shady, natural clearing surrounded by ‘wormy’ ledge rock and containing springs and shallow pools of water to wade in.  These pools will mist, squirt and effervesce unexpectedly to add to their playful quality.  This water source will be used to describe the hydrology cycle and will suggest the importance of water in sustaining life as it flows outward through the garden.  

Client: Naples Botanical Garden