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
Migration Mania 2019 Saturday | April 6
Join us for our huge annual celebration of Spring! Prizes. Egg hunts. Live animals. Bounce houses. Games, crafts, face paint. Live music.
Migration Mania is the Education Department’s fundraiser that helps keep our state standard aligned field trips free for our local Monroe County students! 1,500 students participated in our free Living Lab STEM program last school year, and we strive to increase that number this year!
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Every day is a beautiful day in the tropical forest and botanical garden. Ready to visit? Then let us share the details: admission, special events, parking, getting here, exhibits, self-guided tours. And, yes, we are children and dog friendly!
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From our blog
GardenFest to Spotlight Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Feb. 16-17, 2019 KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the historic Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine...read more
Get the latest information on the Garden -- and help us recover from Hurricane Irma damage. It's been 16 months since Irma destroyed significant parts of the Garden. While we have recovered well, spending almost half a million dollars to restore the Garden, we have...read more
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Welcome to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
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're 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.
Two, rare fresh-water ponds
The Garden has two 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.
To preserve, develop and expand the Key West Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge and habitat
To educate the public about the threatened, endangered and endemic flora and fauna of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin
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
To conduct conservation programs to understand and propagate threatened and endangered endemic species of native flora and fauna