Garden Retreat Events with Top Tropicals

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Event Mementos:

February 6, 2021: Love Harvest. Valentine's Garden Party with Live Jazz and Arts & Crafts Sale

November 21, 2020: FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL with Live Jazz and Arts & Crafts Sale


Upcoming Events:


June 19, 2021

Summer Solstice Celebration:
First day Summer and the longest day of the year!
with Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes" and cool vendors

Come join the Top Tropicals crew for the longest planting day of the year!
Onika, Bella, Mark and David will be here soaking in the sun from 9:00 am-4:00 pm Saturday June 19th.

Top Tropicals is proud to partner with A Roof for Rufus CAT adoptions!!
Each cat available has been hand picked and approved by King.

Plant market and gift shopping

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz in the Garden - Patrick Russell - drums/keyboard/vocals

9 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

9 am - 4 pm:

Plant Market. 25% OFF all plants. Raffle. FREE fertilizer samples

  1. Gift bags - for first 25 customers with $50 order

Vendors:
(more updates coming soon):

A Roof for Rufus CAT adoption

Homegrown - body products and jewelry
The Herb Appeal
Seed& Stone
Arcane Botanicals
PLUS MORE!
Food Vendors:
Mr. fruits Las
Gorditas Mexican treats
Quesabirras La Tapatia


Every Saturday from 10 am to 3 pm:

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

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Top Tropicals Complimentary Garden Doc visit: You can grow it - we can help!

Take advantage of the priceless knowledge of our Horticulturist-on-Staff Mark Hooten. With his extensive tropical plant experience, there is no plant or plant issue that he doesn't know!

Bring your potted plant (or leaves/branches) with you for a free examination and diagnosis. Dr Mark will take a look at the patient, talk to it, run some tests, diagnose the issue, and prescribe it the best treatment plan!

Please follow these simple rules

TIPS ARE WELCOMED!

10 am - 5 pm: Plant Market

Every 1st Saturday of the Month

Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes"
& Open Air Plant Market

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12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros & Congas”

10 am - 5 pm: All-day Plant Market

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

Join us for an open air market showcasing luscious flowering tropical plants & rare fruit trees.
The Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros & Congas” will be playing a medley of ambient music beneath our lovely Royal Poinciana


About our vendors


TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

Every gardener has experienced times when a plant just don't want to cooperate, it won't grow well, looks weak, whetever you do to it... it's just not happy. We all have a plant like this, or maybe even a few. Don't give up yet! Bring it to TopTropicals Plant Wellness Clinic! Our Garden Doc Mark Hooten will take a look at the patient, talk to it, run some tests, diagnose the issue, and prescribe it the best treatment plan!

If a plant is potted and of a small size - 1-3 gal pot, you may bring it with you to our Garden for a free examination and diagnosis, hopefully accompanied by images of the plant and the habitat where and how it is growing in your garden.
If the plant is too large for the car trip, especially if grown in the ground - you may bring to Dr Mark leaves/branches for diagnostics, treatment plan, and prescription. If you are bringing leaves/branches for diagnostics, please follow these simple rules:

1. Plant sample must be in a sealed bag, regardless of the problem (insects, fungus, etc.): in-case there is something inside which is highly infectious and/or quarantinable which might jump, or fly, or drift out).
2. The sample must not be totally dead and shriveled. It must still be at-least partially alive, and exhibiting the symptoms of the issue.
3. Do not wash or clean the sample in any way (and in-fact handle it as little as possible before bagging it).
4. One or more images of the plant showing at some distance conditions, where and how it is growing.
5. One or more close-up images of the plant clearly showing the problem.
6. If samples of several plants are brought in, they all need to be brought in separate bags so they are not incidentally cross-contaminated.

Visit Top Tropicals to get a Complimentary Garden Doc visit!
You can grow it - we can help!

Take advantage of the priceless knowledge of our Horticulturist-on-Staff Mark Hooten. With his extensive tropical plant experience, there is no plant or plant issue that he doesn't know! Tips are welcomed. No plant health insurance required :)
Garden Doc house visits available by appointment. Contact us for an estimate.


Tropical Paintings by Olena Light

see Olena's page


“The Pros and Congas” - Jazz/Conga Band

The Pros & Congas is a soulful, rhythmic trio formed in the San Carlos Park neighborhood of Fort Myers in 2019. The members are Nate “Shamus” Lopez (drums, percussion), Zac “Zaxophone” Domrase (saxophone), and Kyle Laremore (dj).

"We are musicians and business men who strive to bring original music and other artist in the area together by hosting events, doing showcases, and recording music. Last Saturday’s event was amazing there were so many unique vendors out there who all support the movement of coming together and working with one another to build something bigger than themselves."

See their Spotify Jazz Vibes Playlist


Yoga, Sound Healing, and Meditation with Stephanie Winter

Stephanie Winter is a licensed massage therapist and offers Thai Yoga and Swedish massages. She became a yoga instructor in 2016 and hosts sound healing classes such as crystal bowl concerts and sound baths with various instruments for groups or private sessions. She enjoys spreading her love for Yoga and massage, loves helping others and added sound healing this year to her tool box.

ABOUT SOUND HEALING THERAPY - What is therapeutic sound?


For many thousands of years, ancient sages, masters and enlightened communities have known about and understood the significance and importance of sound as a sacred instrument of immense power and potential, not only for healing but also for spiritual development. Ancient civilizations revered sound so deeply that they believed it called the universe into creation. Working with therapeutic sound, as a therapist or for your own personal healing, can bring about immense changes on every level of being: physical, mental, emotional, energetic and spiritual. Therapeutic sound tools create natural waves of unadulterated sound that both feed and strengthen the being as a whole. The pure, clear sound waves emitted from therapeutic sound tools work through sympathetic resonance and go to where they are needed. What can happen, often over a longer period of working with therapeutic sound, is that the pure, clear vibrations build up in each level of the being and act as ‘energetic armor’. Situations or events that in the past may have triggered negative responses and actions instead begin to ‘bounce off us’ and we begin to act with greater compassion towards others. Therapeutic sound can balance and harmonize us, it can act as an energetic body builder and cleanser, and help us on our journey to spiritual unfolding and wholeness. It allows old, stagnant and unhealthy energies to be cleared away, transformed and replaced with new, clear, pure, harmonic vibrational energies. It restores our natural resonance, bringing us from a state of disharmony, manifesting as stress, tension and dis-ease; to a state of balance, peace and harmony that leads ultimately to ease and positive well-being.

ABOUT THAI MASSAGE - What is Thai Massage?
It is an ancient modality from the Far East, Thai massage originated over 2,500 years ago in India and is based on Yoga and Ayurveda. The recipient wears loose, comfortable clothes, lies on a mat and is put into yoga-like positions. As with most forms of massage, Thai massage promotes relaxation and eases stress, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. Many clients also report that Thai massage helps them to feel emotionally and mentally centered, as well as rejuvenated and relaxed. Oil is not used in traditional Thai massage.

Namaste... Stephanie Winter, LMT MA#76497. More info at Stephanie's Facebook page.


Izzy Baquerizo - Graphic Artist (Fort Myers)

A steady momentum led Isabella to work as an intern at the Rauschenberg Artist Residency on Captiva, graduate as summa cum laude with BA from FGCU in Art and Graphic Design, market with B-3, a marketing agency native to the area, and become a professional graphic desinger pursuing interesting projects all-the-time.

"I loved participating on the Fall Garden Festival, everyone was so kind and attentive, and seemed very passionate about their job and their community. It made me want to learn more about plants and I can’t wait to come back!"


Sara's Stowers Jewelry - Resin and Clay Jewelry and Goods (Naples)

"Hello, my name is Sara Stowers! I am an Art major graduate at Florida Gulf Coast University. I now teach in Golden Gate Naples Fl as an elementary art teacher. Started creating resin/clay jewels during Quarantine and fell in love! I enjoy tabling events and the supportive local artist/community of SWFL. Top Tropicals fall event was beautiful... weather, people, environment and all. I can’t wait to see it grow!"


Tony Campo @campo_gallery

Tony's painting is a winner in 2020 Tropical Plant Art Contest.


Kelsey's Treasure - Macrame & Wire Jewelry (Fort Myers)

Kelsey, a Fort Myers native and decor enthusiast, personalizes macrame wall hangings and plant hangers. She uses cord and various knots in pattern to create a blend of modern and 70’s retro aesthetic. Kelsey's Treasure was started to share art in the form of functionality and an intimate buying experience straight from the artist.

"Top Tropicals has a beautiful property that hosted a community event including me, Kelseys treasure! The environment was perfect , the featured music was magical, and mostly the beautiful smiles I encountered made the day all that much worthwhile."


Rebekah Bunting, Homegrown - body products and jewelry @homegrown_239 - tropical oils, creams and blends

"Herbs, Oils & Gems is co-owned by Rebekah Bunting and Noah Rizo-Patron and serves as a creative outlet in which both can create and cultivate art which is inspired by Mother Earth. The event at Top Tropicals this past Saturday was so nice and gave me the opportunity to meet so many beautiful people while taking some time to enjoy the outdoors."


Cinthya Celeste - with her Moonlight Gypsy Tarot Card Readings


Twain's Tye Dye @asmrdotcommunity @twains.tyedye (Spark Twain)

"Hello! My name is Spark Twain, owner and operator of Twain's Tyedye. All sales help support my daily blog about addiction recovery. Find the Daily Blog at ASMR Community, Find the Tyedye Shop at TwainsTyedye.com.

Saturday at Top Tropicals made for a wonderful afternoon. Plants and positivity! What more could you ask for? There was live music and tarot readings, sellers of handcrafted jewelry and a clothing rack full of tie-dye shirts! Exploring the 3,500+ plants they have on premises made for a memorable market. What's the most mango tree's you've ever stood next to? At the Fall Garden Festival, I broke my own record. Let's not forget the hospitality of the Top Tropicals team! Without them, there would have been no Fall Garden Festival, and no memories to have been had. Regular business didn't stop just because we set up shop in their garden, and plants continued to leave the building all day. I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say Thank You to the Top Tropicals team for their hardwork on this event."


Someuglyrugs - rugs @someuglyrugs (Stephanie)

"What started as a new hobby in the midst of a pandemic, eventually turning into a small business called Ugly Rugs. I make an array of colorful, personally designed, hand tufted rugs. In addition to my own designs, I also make custom commissioned pieces. From all the unique vendors to an endless supply of exotic plants for purchase, the Fall Garden Festival is a perfect way to spend a Saturday with your family."


Elijam Adams - Hoop Flow @eli_de_hula (St. Petersburg, FL) - See VIDEO of The Performance

Eli? has been diving into Hoop Flow Art for five years now and has garnered a sponsorship from Livijoyhoops.?

"Hooping blends well with my interest in eco-consciousness and sustainable agriculture. Top Tropicals integrated my hobbies all into one place last Saturday where local vendors and musicians collaborated within their nursery. I had an amazing time performing and coming back home with locally made gifts and plants!"


More for the future events:

Rock Art Creations By Toni Marie - Stone Mosaic (Cape Coral)

Alexis' Fairy Garden Collective - Jewelry (Fort Myers)

Marie's Thrifted by the Shore - Boutique Fashion (Fort Myers)

Jesse - teaching organic garden skills to kids ("I Will" - Mentorship Foundation)

Stephanie Ride - abstract artist (Fort Myers)

Soaps, Homemade honey, Stained glass, Candles, Jams and Chutney, Herbal Teas



Map of Top Tropicals


Past Events:


February 6, 2021

Love Harvest: Valentine's Garden Party
with Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes" and 20+ cool vendors!

Download invitation
Please sign up "GOING" at our Facebook Event Page!

Amazing gift shopping for Valentines Day!

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes"

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

10 am - 5 pm:

Plant Market. 25% OFF all plants. Raffle. FREE fertilizer samples

  1. Gift bags - for first 25 customers with $50 order

Arts & Crafts Sale:
(more updates coming soon):

Moonlight Gypsy Tarot Card Readings
Kelsey's Treasurу - Macrame & Wire Jewelry
Homegrown - body products and jewelry
Blended by Vincenza
Graphic art by Izzy
Vegan Tropicals
Herb appeal
Seed & Stone
Three Angels SDA church
Friends Of the Library
Washed away soaps
Pies and things
Cheolita Salsa

January 16, 2021

Yoga Class on the Grass and Healing Sounds

Please sign up "GOING" at our Facebook Event Page!

2 pm - 3 pm: Gentle Yoga class, Sound Healing and Crystal Bowl Meditation with Stephanie Winter

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

10 am - 5 pm: All-day Plant Market


Join us for a gentle Yoga practice in nature! Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. We will end the yoga class with a crystal bowl meditation.

Read more about Sound healing therapy here.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, and cushion/blanket to sit on. Namaste.

Suggested Love Donation $10.00

 

December 5, 2020

Yoga Class on the Grass and Healing Sounds

10:15 am - 11:30 am: Gentle Yoga class, Sound Healing and Crystal Bowl Meditation with Stephanie Winter

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros & Congas”

10 am - 5 pm: All-day Plant Market


Join us for a gentle Yoga practice in nature! Gentle Yoga is a class structured around rejuvenating and healing the body. This class is held at a slower pace and focuses on stretching all areas of the body, while releasing stress and tension from joints and muscles. We will end the yoga class with a crystal bowl meditation. Please bring a yoga mat, water, and cushion/blanket to sit on. Namaste.

Suggested Love Donation $10.00

 

November 21, 2020

FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL
with Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes" and many cool vendors!

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12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with Pros & Congas

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

10 am - 5 pm:

Plant Market. 25% OFF all plants. Raffle. FREE fertilizer samples

  1. Gift bags - for first 25 customers with $50 order

Art & Craft Sale:

Tony Campo @campo_gallery

Homegrown - tropical oils, creams and blends by Rebekah Bunting

Izzy Baquerizo - Graphic Artist (Fort Myers)

Sara's Stowers Jewelry - Resin and Clay Jewelry (Naples)

Kelsey's Treasure - Macrame & Wire Jewelry (Fort Myers)

Cinthya Celeste - with her Moonlight Gypsy Tarot Card Readings

Elijam Adams - Hoop Flow @eli_de_hula (St. Petersburg, FL)

Twain's Tye Dye @asmrdotcommunity @twains.tyedye (Spark Twain)

Elijam Adams - Hoop Flow @eli_de_hula (St. Petersburg, FL)

Someuglyrugs

Snow Cones, Drinks

November 7, 2020

Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes"
& Open Air Plant Market

Download invitation

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros & Congas”

10 am - 5 pm: All-day Plant Market

10 am - 3 pm: TTRx: Plant Wellness Clinic with Mark Hooten, the Garden Doc

Join us for an open air market showcasing luscious flowering tropical plants & rare fruit trees.
The Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros & Congas” will be playing a medley of ambient music beneath our lovely Royal Poinciana

October 3, 2020

Live Jazz in the Garden "Tropical Vibes"
& Open Air Plant Market

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros and Congas”

10 am - 5 pm: Plant Market

Join us for an open air market showcasing luscious flowering tropical plants & rare fruit trees.
The Jazz/Conga Band “The Pros and Congas” will be playing a medley of ambient music beneath our lovely Royal Poinciana

Download invitation for two:

September 5, 2020

Live Jazz in the Garden "Happy Vibes"
& Open Air Garden Market

12 pm - 3 pm: Live Jazz "Tropical Vibes" with “The Pros and Congas” - Jazz/Conga Band

10 am - 5 pm: Plant Market