'Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle' .. Naples Botanical Garden, Brian Holley

This week’s "Naples Daily NewsMakers with Jeff Lytle’’ looks at two major attractions — the new Golisano Children’s Museum and the Naples Botanical Garden — and how they might work together.

Guests are the executive directors — Joe Cox and Brian Holley, respectively.

The Cox interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 26.

The program airs Sunday morning at 10 on ABC7.

Video highlights are at naplesnews.com/newsmakers.


NewsMakers: Brian Holley

Executive director of Naples Botanical Garden.

Brian Holley

Lytle: I want to talk to you about the connection and the possible synergy, if you will, between the Children’s Museum and the garden.

Holley: Well, I think there’s something really extraordinary happening in this community, Jeff, and that is, we’ve gone from being an older, adult destination to a family destination, and I think the improvements that have taken place at the Naples Zoo, the Children’s Museum, what’s happening at the Conservancy, what was happening at Rookery Bay, the Gardens ... it’s really transforming our community in a remarkable way.

And I can say that we’ve talked to Tim Tetzlaff at the zoo; we’ve also had some converation with Joe Cox about the possibility of looking at cross-marketing and really marketing ourselves as a family destination. I think it’s got huge opportunities.

Lytle: And maybe have like one ticket for all the venues.

Holley: I’m not sure how that’ll play out.

Lytle: It might work.

Holley: It may well, and it could be something as low-tech as, if you bring in a receipt from one place, we give you $2 off on the next place. We’ll figure it out.

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