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Shangri-La Springs offers educational organic summer gardening class Aug. 15

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs, is offering and organic summer gardening class Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

The one-hour class will be led by Cecelia Morales, organic garden manager, with topics on summer gardening including vegetables, leafy greens, fruits and herbs and how to propagate and care for them, how to take care of your soil and watering practices. Participants will receive plant and seed takeaways. A Southwest Florida native, Morales brings a wealth of organic and sustainable gardening knowledge to the tours.

“I love getting people passionate about growing their own food and getting to share my experiences in the garden.” Morales said.

All ages who can be actively engaged for an hour are welcome and should bring water, sun protection, comfortable clothing that can get dirty and closed-toe shoes. If you have garden gloves and hand pruners, feel free to bring them. Classes are limited to 15 participants and will be held at Shangri-La Springs’ garden-side tennis courts and in the on-site organic garden.

Cost is $20 per person per class. For information or to sign up, contact the gift shop at giftshop@shangrilasprings.com, 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 event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages, is open Tuesday-Saturday for lunch. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to eventually open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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