This 35,000-square-foot expansion of the existing Naples Botanical Garden helps to complete the overall masterplan for the 160 acre site. The Garden will explore people and plants of the Caribbean, Brazil, Southeast Asia, and, of course, Southwest Florida and incorporates extensive natural areas with developed gardens to create an engaging and varied visitor experience. Exceptional venues for education and research, internationally significant plant collections and a beautiful context for events relating to art and culture come together in the Gardens. The project is anchored by a visitor center that includes ticketing, retail, exhibit, auditorium, dining and other visitor amenities. The facility is located at 4820 Bayshore Drive in Naples, Florida. It will become the first significant subtropical public garden constructed in the 21st century.
Location: Naples, FL
Owner: Naples Botanical Garden
Services: LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning
Architect: Lake Flato Architects
Contractor: Manhattan Construction
Certification Level: LEED for New Construction – Gold