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Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond - Fall 2019 It's time to feature our Garden Ambassadors, aka volunteers in the gardens. The Foundation's main focus each autumn is the Fall Festival and our contribution to it - Scarecrows in the Park. But beyond the Scarecrows fundraising effort lies a world of volunteer activity that is [...]

By |2019-11-26T15:22:24-05:00November 26th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Lakes Park Farmer's Market, Rose Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteers in the Gardens & Beyond – Fall 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees

Photo by Bill Price Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 - The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation seeks volunteer Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees. Learn to lead tours once a month during tourist season (October through April) and during special events in Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers Florida. DESCRIPTION [...]

By |2019-11-05T15:32:04-05:00November 5th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Tours, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteer Opportunity: Botanic Garden Tour Guide Trainees

Lakes Park News from the Gardens, September 2019

Lakes Park News from the Gardens September 2019 Donations galore! Peter and Nancy McGrain donated three silk floss trees which they propagated themselves from seeds.   Volunteer garden manager Kathy Busick was astonished at how tall the silk floss trees are, and is in the process of selecting their forever home in [...]

By |2019-10-01T19:38:37-04:00October 1st, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Donations, Trees|Comments Off on Lakes Park News from the Gardens, September 2019

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News for July/August 2019 Summertime Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by First Watch Lakes Park Ambassadors Bonnie Ryan and Kathy Busick mingle with other volunteers at the Train Museum for a brunch sponsored by First Watch After the snowbirds have flown north for the summer, a handful of stalwart [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:46-04:00August 8th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Parks & Rec, Scarecrows in the Park, Train Museum, Volunteers|Comments Off on Lakes Park Ambassadors in the News July/August 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019 Here are some recent scenes from Lakes Park. Fort Myers Beach pier featured along Lakes Park's miniature train tracks Scenes from the Train: A scale model of the Fort Myers Beach pier has been installed along the train tracks at Lakes Park. This miniature joins already-installed models of various [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00June 27th, 2019|Birding, Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Children's Garden, Community Garden, Lee County, Train Museum, Wildlife|Comments Off on Scenes from Lakes Park, June 2019

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019 "Season" is over and our snowbirds/seasonal residents have all headed north once more. But before the action wound down, the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park buzzed and hopped with activity throughout the spring. Botanic Garden tours end for the season April saw the end of our monthly Botanic [...]

By |2019-08-13T10:11:47-04:00May 12th, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Tidbits from the Botanic Garden, April-May 2019

EVENT: Plant sale Wed. Jan. 30th, 2019

Plant sale in the propagation and potting area of the Fragrance Garden to be held Wednesday January 30th, 2019, 9:00 AM to Noon EVENT: Plant sale Wed. Jan. 30th, 2019 The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation will host a plant sale in the Lakes Park Botanic Garden, Wednesday January 30th, 2019 from 9:00 AM [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:07-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Fragrance Garden, Fundraising, Volunteers|Comments Off on EVENT: Plant sale Wed. Jan. 30th, 2019

Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park’s Botanic Garden

Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park's Botanic Garden On November 2nd, the United Way sent a team of volunteers from the Gartner Group to help Foundation volunteers in the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. Dubbed a "Day of Caring", the United Way describes this service event as follows: "The United Way Day [...]

By |2019-02-20T01:40:08-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Volunteers|Comments Off on Gartner Day of Caring energizes volunteers in Lakes Park’s Botanic Garden

Volunteers needed for Lakes Park Botanic Garden tours

Volunteers needed for Lakes Park Botanic Garden tours The Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation seeks volunteer candidates to lead tours of the Botanic Garden at Lakes Park. A team of three or more are desired to lead the tour on alternate months.  ***BEFORE YOU REGISTER for this opportunity, we'd like to meet with you. Please leave [...]

By |2018-09-26T00:48:43-04:00August 16th, 2018|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Tours, Volunteers|Comments Off on Volunteers needed for Lakes Park Botanic Garden tours

Final harvest and plant sale at Lakes Park, April 24th 2018

Bill Johnson, Dorothea McLaughlin & Jim Dubyak work on the final harvest donation for the 2017-2018 season | Community Garden at Lakes Regional Park, Fort Myers, FL Final harvest and plant sale at Lakes Park, April 24th 2018 LAKES PARK COMMUNITY GARDEN Rock Star, Bill Johnson, reports: "We made our tenth and final donation [...]

By |2018-09-26T00:48:44-04:00April 24th, 2018|Blog Post, Botanic Gardens, Community Garden, Fragrance Garden, Volunteers|Comments Off on Final harvest and plant sale at Lakes Park, April 24th 2018

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