Anoom, Jessica and Olivia are three of five “Garden Companions” heading off to college who were honored by the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden on May 27th. Inspired by their years as nursery volunteers, they plan to continue studies in biology, environment and related sciences.

Over a four year period, the five budding scientists donated over 1530 hours of community services hours to the Garden. Their replacements are sought. School-aged children thirteen years and older who would like to learn horticulture, rare plant propagation and ecology are invited to apply!  Contact the office in person or call (305)-923-7252.