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

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.

Find something to do

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Daily: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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

Closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day

Become a member

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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How important is the Garden to migrating birds? This young, male Broadwing Hawk took refuge in the Garden after migrating from somewhere on the northern east coast of the U.S. Found just sitting on the ground, the Key West Wildlife Center was called to evaluate and rescue the bird. It was determined that he was most likely exhausted, hungry and perhaps dehydrated. The Center predicted that after 4 or 5 days of feeding (they said they had mice for him) and rest, he could be released back into the Garden where there is plenty of food and fresh water. Yeaaa! A happy ending! #BirdRescue #keywesttropicalforest ... See MoreSee Less

How important is the Garden to migrating birds?  This young, male Broadwing Hawk took refuge in the Garden after migrating from somewhere on the northern east coast of the U.S.  Found just sitting on the ground, the Key West Wildlife Center was called to evaluate and rescue the bird.  It was determined that he was most likely exhausted, hungry and perhaps dehydrated. The Center predicted that after 4 or 5 days of feeding (they said they had mice for him) and rest, he could be released back into the Garden where there is plenty of food and fresh water.  Yeaaa!  A happy ending!  #birdrescue  #keywesttropicalforestImage attachment
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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