The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Gardens depends on its members for financial support, volunteers and commitment to our goals. We preserve, develop and expand our facility as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge, habitat and educational center for threatened, endangered and endemic plants, trees and animals of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin.
Our members know that the development throughout the Florida Keys over the last century means that large, natural land masses are disappearing quickly. Our 15-acre preserve is an example of what the Keys looked like before the development occurred.
We are unique because we sit at the end of a long archipelago, at the end of the Florida Peninsula, and we are surrounded to the south, east and west by water — and to the north by frost. While Continental flora occurs here, it is in sparse supply. Much of our flora is Caribbean and we have plants and trees that occur nowhere else in the Continental United States. We are a refuge, too, for endangered species, including the federally threatened Stock Island Tree Snail.
Please consider an annual membership to sustain our preservation and educational mission.
We offer three kinds of membership packages. Explore each one for details and exclusive benefits:
Friends of the Garden
- Student: $10
- Individual: $35
- Family: $50
- Patron: $120
Jewels of the Garden
- Ruby: $300
- Emerald: $600
- Diamond: $1,100
Business and Corporate:
- Associate: $1,500
- Benefactor: $4,500
All memberships include:
- Unlimited free admission
- Invitations to “members only” events at a discount
- Advance notice of lectures and workshops
- Monthly garden newsletter
- Volunteer opportunities
- 15 percent off plants and Gift Shop sales