Naples Botanical Gardens – Handmade Bench Dedication

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Naples Botanical Gardens – Handmade Bench Dedication 9

Goodwin was proud to present Mr. John Carson with a surprise to celebrate his 70th birthday. John is the owner’s rep for the gardens, and was deeply involved with the construction of the Eleanor and Nicholas Chabraja Visitor’s Interpretive Center (Goodwin milled 20,000 linear feet of River-Recovered® Heart Cypress for siding and trim for the project.)

Naples Botanical Gardens commissioned Goodwin to build a bench – dedicated to John – for the gardens. Jeffrey Forbes and Dan Peterson crafted the River-Recovered® Antique Heart Cypress Select bench by hand. Here are the pictures of its evolution:

Jeffrey and I were on hand to present it to John and his lovely wife Giovanna D’alesio at his 70th birthday bash. What a celebration is was! Happy Birthday, John!