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“An oasis away from the bar crawl crowd”

Key West Garden Club
Ranked #14 of 169 things to do in Key West
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Owner description: Tropical Gardens set in an old fort
Freeland, Maryland, United States
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“An oasis away from the bar crawl crowd”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lovely, tranquil spot in the ruins of a Civil War era fort. Beautifully maintained gardens set out like a series of rooms. Overlooks the ocean at Higgs Beach.

Visited January 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“No charge for a nice stroll through very pretty gardens”
Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

interesting, relaxing and very pretty. nice gardens built in and around an authentic Civil War era fort. adjacent to Higgs beach. nice distraction from sometimes over-the-top Key West. and it's free (but I donated).

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Iowa
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“The most tranquil, but unappreciated spot in Key West”
Reviewed December 6, 2012

The Key West Garden Club gardens in the ruins of the old fort next to Higgs beach is my favorite place to visit in Key West. It has beautiful gardens in the ruins next to the ocean. It is so serene walking through the gardens, and the view is gorgeous overlooking the water. I have never figured out why it not packed with visitors. Many times you have it to yourself or with only one or two other visitors at most. It's like an escape a million miles away from the chaos of Duval St.

Visited December 2012
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Delaware
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78 reviews
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“Well kept Secret”
Reviewed November 9, 2012 via mobile

We have been to Key West many times. Had never been to the garden club. It is in a civil war fortress that the garden club has taken over and kept the fort up while having a beautiful variety of all types of flowers. Only admission is a donation. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through looking at the many plants while taking in the history of the surroundings....

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Las VEgas
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“Beautiful location, serene and free - a must see”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

There isn't much that's free in Key West but this oasis, located at Higgs Beach is beautiful and well worth a visit. It's free of charge, just make a small donation when you leave, and is manned by volunteers.
Whether you are a horticulturist or just someone who likes pretty flowers and plants, it's a nice place to spend an hour or so and the parking at Higgs is free too.
We really enjoyed walking it and taking plenty of pictures and video.

Visited October 2012
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