The Garden is closed
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is closed, effective Tuesday, March 24. We will reopen when COVID-19 no longer is a threat to the people of our beautiful islands. All events, workshops have been canceled and the plant sale will not take place. Be safe. Be well. Our Garden will await your return.
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 closed
Updated March 24, 2020: We will remain closed until the threat of COVID-19 no longer threatens the people of our islands. Be safe. Be well.
And remember, when we reopen: 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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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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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.
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