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Address: 1100 Atlantic Blvd, Key West, FL 33040
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Tropical gardens set in an old fort

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Unexpected Surprise

Was walking by on the beach and stumbled across this hidden gem. Ran by volunteers (garden club). They only ask for a donation as you depart. Look at all the shared photos and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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Munster, Indiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a nice garden tucked away from everything and near the ocean. It has some history and can be done quickly and doesn't take a long time.

Thank Barbara0414
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Was walking by on the beach and stumbled across this hidden gem. Ran by volunteers (garden club). They only ask for a donation as you depart. Look at all the shared photos and just go

Thank TikiDreams
Greentown, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is an old fort that the garden club of key west has turned into a beautiful botanical garden area. We only stopped because the trolley driver mentioned it and we were pleasantly surprised. We spent about an hour just walking around and viewing all the plants, trees, flowers. And it was free! They do accept donations.

Thank Vicky L
Wasilla, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The garden here is one of the most well-kept areas on the entire island. The Key West Garden Club has done such n amazing job maintaining the grounds. It is a free stop (donations accepted) that is such a breath of fresh air. Bring a sack lunch and decompress in the midst of a lush garden and feel the stress... More 

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Wash., DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved wandering through the excellently curated Garden Club and tower. I'd been wandering around Key West for days wondering what all the palm trees were and here was an opportunity to learn about the palms and other local vegetation, and to do so from beautifully signed examples on this magical self-guided garden tour, as well as from the informative... More 

Thank iblaurajc
Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool place to meander through and take a gander at all the sublime vegetation. In case you're a history buff, it's important this is the remaining parts of a Civil War period fortification, and the volunteers can give a little data on the foundation too. They had a little plant deal going on while we were there with exceptionally sensible... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool place we stumbled into on the way to Higgs Beach. I had seen reviews so when I saw the sign, I knew I wanted to stop. The most prominent feature is a huge banyan (I think?) tree in the front area that has grown over a walkway arch. Gives the place a really whimsical feel & is a... More 

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coconutheadKW, Liaison with Trip Advisor at West Martello Tower, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed our tropical gardens. Double strollers and wheelchairs have access and only need to see the receptionist to have the back gate unlocked for entrance. Our receptionists are exceptional and have interesting information about the fort and the garden, so don't miss talking with them. More 

Westfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a neat garden in a historic place. Came on a misty morning and enjoyed the beautiful plants and setting. What was once a civil war fort is now run by the garden club. Neat local and exotic plants, don't miss the huge strangler fig! Donations are asked for after the tour.

Thank ags35
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You'll learn a lot of facts about Key West which you never imagined, unless you are a historian. Many old artifacts and reading posters,

Thank Jaime L
Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place! So peaceful and beautiful! Technically it is free but I always make a donation as it's so well deserved!

Thank kdg1111

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