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The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is the only "frost-free" botanical garden in the continental United States. A tropical environment with ample rain allows most trees to retain their leaves in the dry season (December through late...more
Wonder what Key West was like before architecture? This is the place to go, bucolic and peaceful, far from frenetic Duval. Staff is well-informed, friendly, and eager to answer questions. Warning: if you are from a northern climate, you may want to avoid this emerald...More
Not the problem of the garden but the weather wasn't helpful to our visit. Uber driver couldn't find it which didn't help.
The entrance cost is reasonable but there is little cover from the Sun, not what we'd expected in a Botanic garden. The area...More
Audrey T, Board of Directors at Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2018
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that the weather couldn't have been more cooperative. In fact Mother Nature has been extremely uncooperative since last September when Hurricane Irma struck as a Category 4 hurricane. The Garden lost 60% of its canopy from the...More
We went here on a slightly rainy day and there were a lot of the foliage that was not in bloom. It was interesting to see the different types of trees but I preferred the butterfly conservatory to this garden.
I live in Key West and used to visit this place for years to buy plants and support their cause. I have made contributions and always advertise this place as a must see in Key West. Until today. I bought a few plants this weekend...More
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Audrey T, Board of Directors at Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2018
I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience. The hurricane demolished much of our Wi-fi system and it is taking time to upgrade the system and get it running again. Would you please send an email to us at email@example.com and I...More
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There are 12 trails in the Key West Tropical Forest each one averaging less than 1/10 mile. The paved or boardwalk tours total approximately 1/2 mile. The mulched paths total approximately 1/3 mile. The entire site covers... More
There are 12 trails in the Key West Tropical Forest each one averaging less than 1/10 mile. The paved or boardwalk tours total approximately 1/2 mile. The mulched paths total approximately 1/3 mile. The entire site covers approximately 15 acres which varies from dense forest to open ponds and gardens.