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

GardenFest 2019 | Feb. 16-17

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the historic Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine crafts. The free-admission nature fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days in the garden. Themed “Re-greening the Keys,” it showcases its conservation efforts of this unique habitat in the lower Keys and the recovery of the garden’s tree canopy, facilities and living collections following September 2017’s Hurricane Irma.

Get your nature-loving garden on!

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Visit us today

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!

What would you like to do today?

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 beautiful 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 students.

Find something to do

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Hatha Yoga

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From our blog

GardenFest 2019

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...

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2019 Winter Newsletter

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...

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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.

 

Our mission

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Preservation

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

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Public Awareness

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

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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

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Conservation

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

Are you ready to make a difference?