Elizabeth Beans

Elizabeth Beans

Naples Botanical Garden
Associate Director of Horticulture


5 years of experience in Southwest Florida horticulture

Elizabeth Beans is the Associate Director of Horticulture at the Naples Botanical Garden. She is originally from a small town outside of Toledo, Ohio, where from a young age she learned to garden and appreciate nature from her mother, a landscape architect. She has been down in SWFL for about 8 years. She has always been creative and loved and appreciated the arts and was able to find a way to merge her two passions, art, and science, at the Botanical Garden. Out of college she had numerous botany related internships instead of going for a secondary degree, one of which was at the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundations’ Native Landscapes and Garden Center. She brought much of what she learned there to the Naples Botanical Garden where natives are showcased throughout the Florida and Caribbean Garden as well as the preserve and parking lots.

She went to Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she majored in Botany and Environmental Science with a focus on tropical and wetland ecosystems.

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