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Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

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The Botanical Garden is an amazing space. So glad that it is preserving what little there is left... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
annsmith123
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Dayton, Ohio
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The garden was open when I arrived with no tour guides. The garden had many beautiful plants but I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mistyschulz
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Woodburn, Oregon
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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
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5210 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040-4302
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Botanical Garden is an amazing space. So glad that it is preserving what little there is left of the Florida that used to exist. Everyone is very courteous and helpful. We’ll be back!

Thank annsmith123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The facility was very pleasant. Many different things to see. A very nice experience for all ages. Very well kept.

Thank Billy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The garden was open when I arrived with no tour guides. The garden had many beautiful plants but I think much was lost to the hurricane. Still worth the stop to see these little or large treasures.

Thank mistyschulz
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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

Thank Marlisichka
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Tropical feeling is everywhere, so many varieties of palm trees! Nice trails with warning signs. A lot of birds and not many humans.

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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Too expensive for what you see. It was ok but not something I would visit again. The restrooms are super nice and the boardwalk is wheelchair friendly but not much to see.

Thank Beverley S
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

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

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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

Reviewed May 21, 2018

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.

Thank Danielle T
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

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 info@keywest.garden and I...More

Reviewed April 16, 2018

I read that the gardens suffered greatly from Hurricane Irma but they are doing an outstanding job cleaning up everything. Despite the damage, the place is still beautiful.

Thank Carrie A
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Response from Audrey T | Property representative |
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
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