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Each quarter the Garden shares news and information about our projects, visitors and programs. We offer insights to working with the exceptional native plants and trees that thrive in the Keys and our nursery’s monthly sale (third Saturdays) is a great way to get started on your own native garden.

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Previous Garden Newsletters

Winter 2024 Newsletter

Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Board President Ed Cunningham updates the successes and challenges in the Garden over the past year. From the death of a long-time benefactor to new programming and continuing development in the Garden, it was a busy 2023.

Fall 2023 Newsletter

Grant applications have been made for two major conservation projects. (1) In partnership with the National Key Deer Refuge and the Garden’s Native Nursery, our Education Department plans to expand its Zebra Longwing Butterfly Biome Conservation Project. (2) Plans are moving forward with a joint Native Orchid Conservation Project.

Summer 2023 Newsletter

What a wonderful spring and summer in the Garden. We’ve been busy and our visitors have been treated to exceptional programming, including our latest updates on our Cuban chugs exhibit, the annual meeting, GardenFest, Migration Mania, Speaker Series and the extended Art in the Garden. The Garden is in full bloom following recent rain and it’s a great place to enjoy the summer.

Winter 2023 Newsletter

The Garden is faced with several significant capital projects. The education building and staff offices are on their last legs; ceiling leaks and holes in the floors need repaired and replaced. Restroom facilities close to the Nature Chapel are in demand. And, we must find ways to protect and enhance our historic Cuban Chug collection. While some of these items can partially be covered by grants, the need for a major capital fund campaign is clear.

Nursery Newsletter

Native Plant Nursery Newsletter

Each month our Native Plant Nursery experts bring you the latest information about our wildly popular native plant nursery.

The Native Nursery propagates native species for the garden, for restoration projects, and for sale to the public.

Volunteerism is a great way to learn about native plants as well as helping us propagate and care for them. Join us at the nursery Saturday mornings, 9 a.m. to Noon


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Memberships include unlimited free admission, special events, gift shop discounts, volunteer opportunities and offers from our partners.

Check events calendar

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.

Make a donation

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

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Schedule a venue

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


Student and adult education: Speaker Series, Species Spotlight and StoryTime are among our extensive in-person and online courses.