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 | retired park ranger, biologist, and teacher | Nature is Art Program | tips and techniques that will reawaken your enthusiasm for art in nature photography and elevate your ability to capture your own amazing images
- 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.
Learn more about our Native Plant Nursery and our plant sale, each third Saturday.