Speaker Chad Washburn

Washburn, Chad

Naples, Florida,



  • Water Gardens on the Landscape: Form, Beauty and Function
  • This program will look at the potential to incorporate designed water gardens, wetlands, lakes, and swales into the landscape as a feature.
  • In addition to their beauty, these gardens play an important role through the ecosystem services they can provide, removing nutrients and other potential pollutants, and providing habitat for wildlife.
  • We will look at the Garden’s designed storm water system and the native plants that are a part of the system.
  • Travels : yes


Chad Washburn is the Vice President of Conservation at Naples Botanical Garden.

In this role he leads the development of the Garden’s plant conservation programs in south Florida and across the Caribbean and Central American region.

His has been with the Garden in a leadership capacity from the early stages of development and planning through the completion of each phase of the Garden’s construction, restoration of the preserve areas, and development of the award winning storm water system.