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Wonder Gardens announces 2023 Enchanted Gala: Whiskers on the River

2023-01-23T17:39:31-05:00January 23rd, 2023|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The 7th Annual Enchanted Gala, “Whiskers on the River,” is planned for Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. at the Wonder Gardens. Guests will enjoy the beautifully lit garden, interact with ambassador animals and exhibits, enjoy a fantastic meal, hear an engaging program about the Wonder Gardens while bidding on exciting experiences and unique items to support the development of the Wonder Gardens. [...]

Wonder Gardens hosts Brews for the Birds Dec. 9

2022-11-23T10:22:51-05:00November 23rd, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

“Brews for the Birds” is on tap at the Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs on Friday, Dec. 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The goal of the event is to raise money for the continued care of rescued, rehabilitated and non- releasable birds at the 86-year-old botanic and zoological gardens, which is still recovering from [...]

Wonder Gardens ‘Camp Wonder’ winter camp sessions announced

2022-10-28T11:21:55-04:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens has openings for students ages 6 to 12 years in weekly Winter Camp Wonder day camp sessions offering fun and creative outdoor activities. “We invite local and visiting children to celebrate our resident animals and plants as they explore cultural and artistic connections and tap into their creative sides,” said Education and [...]

Wonder Gardens offers photos with Santa Nov. 26

2022-10-25T13:15:26-04:00October 25th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Wonder Gardens is again offering photos with Santa on Saturday, Nov. 26. Twelve time slots are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Photos sessions will be in the beautifully decorated French-styled solarium at the Wonder Gardens. For $65, each family gets 15 minutes to take as many pictures as they want with Santa. The [...]

Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs reopens Thursday

2022-10-18T16:15:53-04:00October 18th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Nearly a month after Hurricane Ian devastated the landscaping and buildings at 86-year-old Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs prompting a massive volunteer cleanup and fundraising effort, the gardens will reopen to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. The Wonder Gardens will continue to be open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. [...]

Wonder Gardens hosts Second Annual WonderWeen Oct. 30

2022-09-14T09:05:06-04:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Wonder Gardens plans the Second Annual WonderWeen, a safe, outdoor Halloween-themed event that will delight children of all ages. The popular event with treats and surprises will be Sunday, Oct. 30 from noon to 2 p.m. “We have planned an abundance of activities including collecting candy, Halloween-themed games with prizes and treats for local families,” [...]

Wonder Gardens hosts Brews for the Birds Oct. 14

2022-08-31T14:24:06-04:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

“Brews for the Birds” is on tap at the Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs on Friday, Oct. 14, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Nassau Pools Construction, the goal of the event is to raise money for the continued care of rescued, rehabilitated and unreleasable birds at the 86-year-old botanic and zoological gardens. “The [...]

Wonder Gardens restores historic roadside mural signs

2022-07-06T11:26:48-04:00July 6th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

John Merrifield, a Fort Myers artist and muralist of 30 years, has been hired by Wonder Gardens to repaint three large roadside signs that have been enticing visitors to the attraction for more than 60 years. The three large murals had faded through the years. The project will brighten and protect the vivid, iconic images. [...]

Wonder Gardens hires long-time Wisconsin zoo director Neil Anderson as executive director

2022-06-29T14:45:59-04:00June 29th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Neil Anderson, director since 1992 of the NEW Zoo & Adventure Park in Green Bay, Wisc., will be joining the Wonder Gardens as executive director starting in August. “It is truly an honor to be selected to lead the Wonder Gardens and see what new opportunities we can create together,” Anderson said. “I am excited [...]

Wonder Gardens offers Summer Camps starting June 6

2022-05-11T13:54:06-04:00May 11th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens has openings for students ages 6 to 12 for weekly “Camp Wonder” summer camp sessions offering educational wildlife experiences, hands-on activities and science exploration. Camp Wonder is offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays from June 6-July 1 and July 11-22. Each week includes a spotlight topic and behind-the-scenes experiences. [...]

Wonder Gardens offers enhanced experiences for guests

2022-03-28T09:08:02-04:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs offers several enhanced guest experiences for up-close and personal encounters with a selection of their 300 rescued, rehabilitated and non-releasable animals at the 86-year-old attraction. “There’s always something interesting at the gardens, with exhibits being added and updated regularly,” said David Rahahę:tih Webb, president and CEO for the gardens. [...]

Wonder Gardens 2022 Enchanted Gala raises more than $225,000

2022-03-01T09:08:19-05:00March 1st, 2022|Categories: Events, Fundraising, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Sixth Annual Enchanted Gala: A Colorful Evening of Wonder on Feb. 17 raised more than $225,000, far exceeding the last fundraiser. As part of the total, more than $170,000 was raised for an Animal Care Center to include a commissary and veterinary care space, a major step needed to achieve professional zoological accreditation. “We [...]

Wonder Gardens presents Brews for the Birds & the Bees March 26

2022-02-01T11:19:49-05:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs is hosting Brews for the Birds & the Bees Saturday, March 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring beers from local breweries, live music and food trucks. Money raised will support and enhance the lives of the resident birds at the zoological park and botanical garden. The event’s Grand [...]

Wonder Gardens offers Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program

2022-01-13T10:31:07-05:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Wonder Gardens offers the Florida Landscaping Expert Certification Program in four Friday sessions in February and March from 9 a.m. to noon. The sessions about landscaping in the subtropics are designed for people who serve on a landscaping committee, participate in a Garden Club or are responsible for the common areas of their homeowners’ associations. [...]

Wonder Gardens announces 2022 Enchanted Gala: A Colorful Evening of Wonder Feb. 17

2022-01-12T10:08:00-05:00January 12th, 2022|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The 6th Annual Enchanted Gala: A Colorful Evening of Wonder will be Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. at the Wonder Gardens. Guests will stroll the gardens, enjoy a custom cocktail by Chartreuse with hors d’oeuvres and dinner by Crave Culinaire. The popular event held under a tent in the colorfully lit gardens with roaming [...]

Wonder Gardens presents Brews for the Birds & the Bees fundraiser Dec. 4

2021-11-16T09:03:25-05:00November 16th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens in Bonita Springs is hosting Brews for the Birds & the Bees Saturday, Dec. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring beers from local breweries, live music and food trucks. Money raised will support and enhance the lives of the resident birds at the zoological park and botanical garden. The event’s Grand [...]

Wonder Gardens expands hours for season starting Nov. 15

2021-11-05T08:36:50-04:00November 5th, 2021|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens will return to extended hours Nov. 15. Hours at the zoological park in Bonita Springs daily will be 10 a.m. to last admission at 4 p.m., with the gardens closing at 5 p.m. The Gardens are closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. In addition, Wonder Gardens is offering one free day a month [...]

Wonder Gardens announces WonderWeen event Oct. 31 is free for Bonita Springs residents

2021-10-11T13:57:13-04:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

The Wonder Gardens announced that its safe outdoor trick or treat event Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to noon will be free for Bonita Springs residents. In recognition of the role residents played in saving the 85-year-old attraction and the partnership with the City of Bonita Springs, which owns the land, the nonprofit Wonder Gardens [...]

Openings are still available in popular weekly ‘Camp Wonder’ sessions at Wonder Gardens

2021-07-21T12:26:42-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Events, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Wonder Gardens has openings for students entering grades 3-5 in weekly “Camp Wonder” summer camp sessions offering educational wildlife experiences, hands-on activities and science exploration. Open remaining sessions include: Plant Wonder, July 26-30. Campers will learn about different plants, what makes them unique, and the unusual ways we benefit from plants. Campers will learn [...]

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