March 5, 2014

Naples, FL ~Naples Botanical Garden

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A highlight of our Florida vacation was the day we spent at the Naples Botanical Garden.
This 120 acre site features 6 gardens: Asian, Brazilian, Caribbean, 
a Florida Garden, a Water Garden and a fun, hands-on Children's Garden,
all with magnificently landscaped cactus, succulents, bromeliads and palm trees!
It was so peaceful to walk among the gardens of this tropical oasis.
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At the time of our visit, they were featuring a special sculpture exhibit called
"Nature Connects, Art with Lego Bricks."
It was a bonus to see the inspired-by-nature sculptures here and there throughout the garden.
Not to mention the memories they brought back of when our kids were in those Lego-crazed years!

Come stroll with me...




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 Lego goldfinches at the feeder. Even the seeds are Lego bricks!

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A Monarch in the butterfly garden...

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...and a Swallowtail made of Legos!

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The centerpiece of the Brazilian Garden is this colorful mosaic by Roberto Burle Marx,
who is known as the "father of modern landscape architecture."

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Lego lily pads, complete with lotus flower and friendly frog!

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Queen's Wreath

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A beautiful day together!

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Learn more at the Naples Botanical Garden website!

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Here are links to my other posts in this series:



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