Shangri-La Springs offers organic garden tours
By: Shangri-La Springs
The one-hour tours are led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, and include a sensory-based walking tour around the garden's subtropical, tropical, annual and perennial crops and orchard with information on "what makes a garden" including organic garden methods and permaculture principles.
Tours, which must be scheduled in advance, are 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are limited to 20 people. Pricing is $15 per person. Closed-toe shoes, masks, sun protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen), and refillable water bottles are recommended.
"I love getting people passionate about growing their own food and getting to share my experiences in the garden," Morales said.
In addition, an organic market is held at Shangri-La Springs on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon, featuring limited quantities of garden harvests that can include herbs, perennial vegetables, fruits, and leafy green annuals. All sales are cash-only.
For information on organic garden tours and the organic market, call 239-949-0749.
About Shangri-La Springs
Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, gift shop and a meeting, event and wedding venue. The award-winning property was noted in Gulfshore Life magazine's 2020 Best of the Gulfshore Lee County as a finalist for Best Event Venue, Best Historical Site and Best Day Spa and the organic restaurant Harvest & Wisdom was named Best Healthy/Organic Restaurant and finalist for Best Key Lime Pie, Best New Restaurant and Best Farm to Table Restaurant. Naples Daily News 2019 and 2020 Best of Bonita/Estero awarded GOLD for Best Event Venue and SILVER for Best Day Spa. Harvest&