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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.
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!
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.