Gatherings Grove is really two groves in one. The best of two periods in time. One grove is from the early years of mango cultivation in Southwest Florida. The 1930’s and 1940’s were a time when life was a great deal slower and less complicated in certain ways. In fact, back then you might have seen the Bailey brothers walking down Quail Trail here in Bokeelia after a long hot day working in their new grove. Ralph and Cefus Bailey weren’t afraid of hard work and they proved it by growing some of the finest mangoes around.
They grew the first Bailey’s Marvel mango tree in the world and the same original tree is still standing here in the old grove.