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
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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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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
- WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15 and 16,
- TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
- HOW MUCH: Admission is free.
The free-admission nature fair is scheduled 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, in the Garden, located at 5210 College Road. “The Green Marketplace 2020” 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.
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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