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“Lovely and peaceful garden by the sea” 5 of 5 stars
Review of West Martello Tower

West Martello Tower
Atlantic Blvd and White St, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-294-3210
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Ranked #16 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Gardens
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Owner description: Tropical gardens set in an old fort
Milford, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Lovely and peaceful garden by the sea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

While exploring Higgs Beach, we came across this lovely garden, created and maintained by the Key West Garden Club. It is on the inside of an old fort. Plantings include some local and some non-local plants. There are water features. It seemed that it would be a lovely site for a small wedding. It is free, with donations accepted.

Visited March 2013
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Indiana
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“Garden Lovers Dream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This place is absolutely beautiful and FREE. What a gorgeous place to meander. Gardens are set in an old brick fort, so makes for a lovely backdrop for plants and flowers. Few water displays, too. Even a little bit of art scattered about. A must see.

Visited February 2013
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Stevensville, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Great Part of Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

It feels like this place must get overlooked. During my visit there were not too many others. I was able to find a shady spot to sit and read and enjoy the beautiful day. Also enjoyed the wide variety of flora and the ruins of the old Civil War fort.

Visited February 2013
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Dearborn, Michigan
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Gardens with fort”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This place is for the history buff who likes gardening. The remains of the old fort (1840s) are shadows with dappled sunshine and a little spooky. The garden club has an orchid collection and many native plants. Lizards and iguanas scamper about. Tables and benches make this a real relaxing place to spend a few hours.

Visited February 2013
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Brooklyn, New York
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“Beautiful Gardens”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

If you're near Higgs Beach, you should absolutely take a walk through the grounds here. Bizarre, fun art installations and well-tended tropical landscaping.

Visited February 2013
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