Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

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Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden

Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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 May). It is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. Unlike traditional botanical gardens, this garden advocates as a teaching tool native plants and species in a natural conservation habitat. Tropical forests of the world hold at least half of all the variety of life on Earth. Moreover, the species found with the Caribbean are among the richest in plant and animal life on the planet.The Key West Forest & Garden is a special place where you can appreciate biodiversity and learn more about its importance. For instance, the forest has two of the last remaining fresh water ponds in the Keys and is a major migratory stopping point for neo-tropical birds from places as far as South America, as well as being home to many rare birds in the Florida Keys.Enjoy this "one of a kind" U S tropical forest and garden filled with butterflies, birds, plants and beautiful flowers. Your visit begins with a smiling volunteer greeter at our education center. See a short film and browse the photo walls. Pick up a Garden Guide that describes the 8 self-guided information tours, 2 wetland habitats and 2 butterfly gardens. The lush courtyard has a waterfall wall of tropical plants and below turtles happily show off their home. Meander through a one acre butterfly habitat with over 23 species discovered! Stroll through a lush canopy of tropical palms and trees. Discover the hidden pond and maybe get lucky enough to see a rare resident white crowned pigeon or bald eagle! Restrooms and refreshments are available.
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Mlane2
Orlando, FL4 contributions
Not worth your time
Aug 2021 • Family
We love visiting botanical gardens. This is Not a typical botanical gardens. It looked like they just cut a path through the natural vegetation that would be there. We didn’t see any flowers. Not maintained. The grounds looked pretty bad. Walked through several spiderwebs on the paths. Total waste of money and time. This should be free and ran by volunteers for what it is.
Written August 15, 2021
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jan h
aspen75 contributions
A fun excursion
May 2021
Lots of interesting very large trees. WOnderful dirt walking paths and good shade. A good place to good with young children or adults who love botanic gardens.
Written May 13, 2021
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Glenda C
Jones, OK106 contributions
Beautiful place
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a must see place! It is very nice and peaceful. They have done a great job in the landscaping and placement of trails. We are birders and this place didn’t disappoint. We were able to see many different species of birds. The staff was very nice, friendly, and helpful. Highly recommend!
Written April 21, 2021
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hplcman
Northern Jersey167 contributions
Walking History and Tropical Key West
Feb 2021
Okay, so this is Key West Florida and not the botanical gardens of NY or similar where you expect to see exotic flowers blooming with every step you take. No sir, this is a tropical garden area and walk through tolerant trees, palms, etc., intermixed with ponds, and Cuban history. Well worth the modest fee to view what Florida is really like. Great for kids too, especially the turtle's. Was an enjoyable 1.5 walk.
Written February 17, 2021
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Joan W
Saratoga Springs, NY865 contributions
A Touch of Eden!
Jan 2021
Just lovely, perfectly lovely. Good walking shoes so you'll be comfortable on the trails. Enjoy the pond. Learn about the tropical trees. Just enjoy yourself!
Written January 11, 2021
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ggadi
Cumming, GA8 contributions
Relaxing.
Dec 2020
Pleasant atmosphere in which to wander for an hour or two. Relaxing pathways, and gardens. Botanical features could be more well marked.
Written January 9, 2021
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BelleKreyol
Washington DC, DC444 contributions
Beautiful and relaxing
Dec 2020 • Family
We enjoyed taking in the lovely gardens and all it had to offer. We spent about 2 hours exploring and learning about the different plants, trees and ecosystems. At $10 per adult, definitely worth it. Kids under 5 are free. Our little one had a great time with the scavenger hunt. Highly recommend.
Written December 28, 2020
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Joan M
Alexandria, VA48 contributions
A fantastic location - don't miss it!
Dec 2020
So much to see...from the scarecrows of the forest to the wax palms to the Cuban Chug Exhibit... well worth a visit. Wheelchair friendly...the map clearly marks the type path and we were able to see a majority of the property with a wheelchair. Audio guides are available.
Written December 11, 2020
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polishta
Dearborn Heights, MI57 contributions
Don't Bother!
Oct 2020
My partner and I love flowers and plants so we thought we would check this place out. Nothing but a maze of tropical plants and trees. Did not see 1 flower. We got lost even though we had a map. The $10 fee was a waste.
Written October 9, 2020
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Edith S
Gulfport, FL3 contributions
Very Interesting and dog Friendly
Jun 2020
Lots to see here and very informative about native plants and butterflies. It was nice to be able to bring our dogs with us as it was too hot to have left them anywhere. My only regret was that we didn't get to spend more time there!
Written July 4, 2020
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