Key West Botanical Garden Society


Key West Botanical Garden Society
(305) 296-1504


Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Road, Key West, FL, USA


Humid and Partly Cloudy
26 °C
Wind: 9 KPH
Humidity: 1 %
Visibility: 16 KM


May 19 2018


1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


$5 for non-members | Free for members

Speaker Series

Interested in learning more about the complex and fascinating environmental world of Key West and the Florida Keys? Then join us each month for our Speaker Series. Each one-hour workshop begins at 1:30 p.m., in The Nature Chapel.

  • 5-19-18: Tending in the Keys: Alternative Farming Methods to Facilitate Food Production in the Keys — Harry Crissy, University of Florida Economic Resource Development Extension Agent

Admission is $5 for non-members. Free for garden members!

Be sure to come early for the Native Plant Sale! From 9 a.m.-noon, we offer more than 150 species of butterfly- and bird-attracting native, rare and endangered plants propagated and available in the Botanical Garden Nursery. A great way to create your customized Key West garden — and support the Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, too.

Here’s the complete 2017-18 Speakers Series line-up:

  • 12-16-17: Keys Gardens: Before and After Irma — Robin Robinson, Key West master gardener, author and columnist
  • 1-20-18: Birding in Key West for Amateurs — Robyn Mayer, Florida park ranger, Fort Taylor State Park
  • 2-17-18: Greening the Keys — Alison Higgins, Key West sustainability coordinator
  • 3-17-18: Trees of Key West and the city ordinances — Karen DiMaria, Key West municipal arborist
  • 4-21-18: Understanding the Florida Keys and how that affects gardening — Susan Reutling, master gardener and manager of the Tropical Garden Nursery
  • 5-19-18: Soil creation and remediation for the Florida Keys — Harry Crissy, Monroe County extension agent
  • 6-16-18: Aeroponics: Support your Healthy Lifestyle with Advanced Garden Technology