An expansion and renovation of the botanical gardens that finished in 2010 elevated this attraction to one of Naples's most culturally and botanically exciting. Its "gardens with latitude" flourish with plants and architectural and decorative elements from Florida and other subtropical locales including Asia, Brazil, and the Caribbean. Highlights of the 170 acres include a Children's Garden with a butterfly house, treehouse, waterfall, cave, Florida Cracker house, and
hidden garden; an infinity water lily pool; an aromatic Enabling Garden with a how-to theme; and a dramatic waterfall feature. At this writing, a new visitor center, café, and restaurant were set to open sometime in fall 2014.