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Tasting the Tropics at the Naples Botanical Garden

Tasting the Tropics Photo
Tasting the Tropics Photo

July 6, 2024

Enjoy the Garden's most fruitful season with this tasty festival! Many of the world's favorite fruits have subtropical or tropical origins. Our climate in Southwest Florida is well-suited for growing these sweet treats, and at the Garden, you can find fruiting plants growing in nearly all of our designed landscapes.

Sample tropical fruits from around the world, discover fruiting plants grown in the Garden, watch live demonstrations, and take a fruit-themed tour. Enjoy Fogg Café specials such as jackfruit tacos, mango agua fresca, and pineapple Buzz Bars as well as paletas from Taco Tummy-while supplies last. Fruit tasting will begin at 9am in Kapnick Hall.

Also during the event, purchase your very own flat-leaved vanilla orchid (Vanilla planifolia 'Painter'). Act fast-they will sell out!

Special thanks to: Collier Fruit Growers, Fruit & Spice Park, and UF | IFAS Tropical Research & Education Center