The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden 11th Annual ART in the GARDEN 2021 | April 19-July 31, 2021

Meander over Garden boardwalks and down pathways through dappled shade cast by fresh greenscape, colorful blossoms and winged creatures of nature and spot … sculpture! Nature has been benign in recent months with Spring bringing renewal and the return of  ART in the GARDEN with artistic expressions emphasizing harmony with nature. These works feature earth-friendly themes, including recycled and natural materials. Sculptures by local artists accent the natural beauty of the conservation site on Stock Island.

Sculpture creations by local artists and by groups of student artists are on display from April through July. The public is welcome daily from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Visitors to the Garden will have an opportunity to cast their votes for Best in Show and a panel will judge the student art work.

Social distancing protocols remain in place and there are no public restrooms.

Art in the Garden logoCALL FOR ARTISTS: The Garden welcomes local artists to create and display sculptures that showcase a sense of nature using natural and recycled materials. The sculptures will be placed throughout the Garden and should be able to withstand wind and weather. Large format sculptures are welcome.

Please contact Jackie 305-393-3430; Nancy 305-305-4434 or Susann 305-304-6005 for details and registration. Applications are due April 10. You may also pick up a registration form at the Garden Visitor Center or by contacting Misha McCRAE at [email protected].


CALL FOR ARTIST MENTORS: Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is looking for three artist mentors to work with one of three different groups of students in three workshops over three weeks to design, create and display three new sculptures for display in the Garden. We welcome local art that uses natural or recycled materials, can be placed outside and withstand wind and weather. Large is OK.

Mentors have two opportunities to work with our students. In the Spring with the annual ART in the GARDEN and again in the Fall with our annual Scarecrows in the Garden. A $275 stipend will be offered to mentor artists.

Applications are available at the Garden Visitor Center or from Misha McRAE at [email protected] and 305-295-1501.


The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is located on College Road near the light on U.S. 1, just over Cow Key Bridge on Stock Island.