Speaker Series


Feb 25 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

February Speaker Series

Interested in learning more about the complex and fascinating environmental world of Key West and the Florida Keys? Then join us on the third Saturday of each month for our Speaker Series. Each one-hour workshop begins at 1:00 p.m., in The Nature Chapel. (Note: In 2023, dates for our February and April speakers are not on the third Saturday. See schedule below.)

CLICK HERE for videos of each presenter available after the in-person lecture.

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

Here’s the tentative 2022-2023 Speakers Series line-up:

  • 12-17-2022: Michelle Leonard-Mularz, Monroe County Extension Service | Butterfly garden tips for the Keys
  • 1-21-2023: Karen DiMaria, City of Key West urban forestry manager | Preparing for storm- tree pruning; post storm recovery; pruning damaged trees; proper pruning; when you need City permit
  • 2-25-2023: Kristie Killam | Nature is Art Program
  • 3-18-2023: Mark Hedden | Audubon Society of the Florida Keys | Birds of the Florida Keys
  • 4-29-2023: Dr. Cori Convertito, PH.D, Key West Art & Historical Society | Crossing the Florida Straits: 150 years of Cuban migration to South Florida
  • 5-20-2023: Dr. John Bratten, University of West Florida | The Cuban Chugs Project: Documenting hope and resolve

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.

Speakers subject to change.

Our sponsors:

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Florida Humanities Council

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Key West Botanical Garden Society


Key West Botanical Garden Society
(305) 296-1504