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WE ARE OPEN!

Our beautiful spring garden walks are waiting for you. Social distancing protocols. Daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

The only frost-free, natural conservation habitat, botanical garden in the continental United States.

Help us preserve, develop and expand the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge and habitat

The Garden is open!

This historic, rare ecosystem provides a safe and educational alternative through these trying times. There are 15 acres of native garden and forest to explore on the six-to-10-foot-wide trails. Visitors have plenty of room for social distancing, walking your dogs and breathing the fresh air under a magnificent open sky in the company of abundant native flora and fauna.  This outdoor refuge is the antidote to the coronavirus blues. Spring and summer are glorious with native plants in bloom and plenty of birds and butterflies as part of Mother Nature’s annual migration wonder.

Safe distancing protocols are in effect. Open daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Be Safe. Be Well.

 

 

10th Annual ART in the GARDEN

Call for artists

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is looking for sculptors for its 2020 ART in the GARDEN exhibit. We welcome local art that uses natural or recycled materials, can be placed outside and withstand wind and weather. Large is OK.

Registration deadline: May 31, 2020

Installation begins: Mid-May

Open to Public: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., daily, June 1 – July 31

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ART in the GARDEN

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden opens its 10th Annual ART in the GARDEN displays on June 1.

Meander over Garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot … sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with spring rains bringing renewal and the return of  ART in the GARDEN with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works feature earth-friendly themes, including recycled and natural materials.

Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island.

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Become a member

Memberships include unlimited free admission, special events, gift shop discounts, volunteer opportunities and offers from our partners.

Check events calendar

There's always something to do in the botanical garden and tropical forest. The latest schedules for yoga, plant sales, speaker series and more.

Become a volunteer

Our volunteers get their hands dirty -- or not. We have opportunities for volunteers who love people, plants, trees and animals.

Make a donation

Sustain and preserve our fragile Florida Keys ecosystems. Purchase endangered plants and trees and support educational programs.

Schedule a venue

Wedding? Family reunion? Company outing? Whatever you're planning, our venues are the perfect setting for your special event.

Explore the Living Lab

We partner with Monroe County schools and teachers to create unique, interactive educational programs in the Garden for K-6.

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Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

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The Garden depends on its members to help us sustain the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Your membership provides funding for our projects — and gives you VIP access to the Garden every day and to our special events.

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Back in March, MARC House generously shared Key Lime plants with the community, complete with Giant Swallowtail caterpillars! Key Limes, as well many citrus species, and the Garden's endangered Satinwood tree, are host plants to the Giant Swallowtail. The butterflies are now emerging from their chrysalises, and we released this butterfly into the Garden! This species has seen a dramatic decline in local populations since Irma, and we hope that small steps like this will help restore their numbers. ... See MoreSee Less

Back in March, MARC House generously shared Key Lime plants with the community, complete with Giant Swallowtail caterpillars! Key Limes, as well many citrus species, and the Gardens endangered Satinwood tree, are host plants to the Giant Swallowtail. The butterflies are now emerging from their chrysalises, and we released this butterfly into the Garden! This species has seen a dramatic decline in local populations since Irma, and we hope that small steps like this will help restore their numbers.Image attachmentImage attachment
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Hey Kids!

Missing your time in the Garden?

Our Education Staff has put together delightful online projects you can do at home. And Story Time is ready and waiting for you to listen to our latest book. Check back frequently; we’re always adding new things to do — and new books.

We’ve been green since 1989

We're frost free

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is the only frost-free botanical garden in the continental United States! A tropical environment with ample rain allows most trees to retain their leaves in the dry season (December through late May).

 

We love our native plants

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is a special place where you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about its importance. We are home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. Unlike traditional botanical gardens, this garden advocates the importance of native plants and species through education in a natural conservation habitat. 

Three, rare fresh-water ponds

The Garden has three of the last remaining freshwater ponds in the Keys and is a major migratory stopping point for neotropical birds from places as far away as South America, as well as being home to many rare birds in the Florida Keys. Enjoy this unique US tropical forest and garden and a chance to see hundreds of different butterflies, birds, plants and beautiful flowers.

Preservation

To preserve, develop and expand the Key West Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge and habitat

 

Public Awareness

To educate the public about the threatened, endangered and endemic flora and fauna of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin

Education

Our adult and youth education programs ensure our members and visitors know how they can protect our ecosystems. The Living Laboratory uses interactive workshops to teach students about the importance and the benefits of native plants and wildlife

Conservation

To conduct conservation programs to understand and propagate threatened and endangered endemic species of native flora and fauna

Let's do good together!

Help us preserve, develop and expand the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge and habitat