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Winter 2021 Newsletter

This year, 2021, the Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is celebrating our 85 anniversary. We had planned for a Gala Celebration in February to coincide with the actual first opening but have postponed the event until the fall to hopefully be past the COVID 19 issues so attendees will feel safe to enjoy the event. The Gala will be a 1930’s themed event with time appropriate Trivia, period costume judging and a great meal by The Iron Chefs as well as live music.

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Fall 2020 Newsletter

Since March when Covid-19 changed us, the world and the Garden, we have adapted to the new ways of doing things. From board meetings and Speaker Series via Zoom to our new online education programs for children and teachers, we learned to meet the Garden’s mission. The Garden is open for visitors to experience the wonderful healing powers of a walk along the pathways. Programming, like yoga, Garden Guardians and the monthly plant sales continue in the Garden. Join us!

Winter 2020 Newsletter

A monumental effort to restore the Garden has been met through your support, our contributors and donors, along with FEMA Public Assistance. This has provided necessary capital to repair, reforest & renovate damages from Hurricane Irma including the boardwalks, roofs, fencing, gates, irrigation and landscape lighting. Renovation efforts continue on outstanding projects including the Education Department Outdoor Classroom, Desbiens Pond and Foy Thompson Lookout.  Reforestation of lost trees remain a priority.

Summer Fall 2019 Newsletter

A busy summer season leads us into our annual Scarecrows in the Garden, Migration Mania and a return to our weekly Story Time. We welcome new staffers and volunteers and continue our Hurricane Irma recovery and cleanup. You make a difference in the Garden!

Spring 2019 Newsletter

Our first quarter 2019 has been an exceptional Spring season in the Garden. The dedication of Olive’s Spirit. Migration Mania and Eco Fair. Record-setting bird sightings. The kick off of Art in the Garden. And the continuation of our Hurricane Irma recover and cleanup. You make a difference in the Garden!

Help us preserve, develop and expand the Key West Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge and habitat

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There's always something to do in the botanical garden and tropical forest. The latest schedules for yoga, plant sales, speaker series and more.

Become a volunteer

Our volunteers get their hands dirty -- or not. We have opportunities for volunteers who love people, plants, trees and animals.

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Sustain and preserve our fragile Florida Keys ecosystems. Purchase endangered plants and trees and support educational programs.

Schedule a venue

Wedding? Family reunion? Company outing? Whatever you're planning, our venues are the perfect setting for your special event.

Virtual Living Lab

Our new online videos and classes are unique, interactive educational programs for parents and students K-12.