Naples Botanical Garden stands together with our community and all Floridians in the wake of Hurricane Irma. 

Damage to the Garden is significant. Every tree is affected, and many are down. Every garden has been impacted. However, we are confident we can replant and regrow. Our staff is working to raise the trees we can save and replant what can survive. Most of our buildings and structures are intact. We do not yet have power, but have water for irrigation. 

Arborists from Missouri Botanical Garden and Chicago Botanic Garden are arriving next week with equipment and supplies. Gardens from all over the country have offered their support. We are grateful to have such good friends. 

We intend to reopen to the public on Sunday, October 1. The Garden won’t look like it did, but it will still be a beautiful place of respite for our community. Replanting will continue for some time to come. 

How can you help? 

  • We welcome volunteers to help clear debris and water plants. For information, email
  • Send a word of encouragement to our staff at
  • We don’t yet know the cost of repairs or what will be covered by insurance. In the meantime, maintaining your membership when it’s time to renew will let our team know you’re behind us. Later, we may ask you to consider the Garden when making your year-end charitable contributions. 
  • Those wishing to support the Garden financially can do so by clicking here. Please share this with those you think may want to help. 

Donna McGinnis, President & CEO, will be providing regular updates here, on our blog . If you have questions about your favorite gardens, plants or programs, email us at .

Naples Botanical Garden is committed to playing a leadership role as Naples recovers. Many hands will be needed. Count on us to be there to help. 

Note: Until power is restored, the Garden’s phones and email addresses will be down. To reach us in the meantime, please email .