GardenFest | Help us “re-green” the Keys!

Celebrate the recovery of the Keys as GardenFest, a fair of nature, arts, crafts, food and entertainment for the whole family, returns to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17 and 18,

TIME: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

HOW MUCH: Admission is free.

Shop for plants and artwork amid the cooling greenery that is rapidly regenerating at our arboretum. This is your chance to learn more about native plants from the Garden’s knowledgeable volunteers and acquire some specimens propagated on-site, as well as species brought in by other nurseries. And don’t pass by the information booths – they’ll help with your revival.

A special presentation, “Greening the Keys” by Alison Higgins, Key West Sustainability Coordinator, is scheduled in the Nature Chapel at 1:30 on Saturday afternoon. Find out how we can all be more sensitive to our environment.

Crafts and art feature nature-themes or are made from earth-friendly or recycled materials. Take a break and enjoy entertainment and refreshments in our Courtyard – our “beer garden”! Yes, there will be food and fun for the little ones, as well; even Kid’s Corner to keep them occupied.

Our Mission


To preserve, develop, and expand the Key West Garden as an arboretum, botanical garden, museum, wildlife refuge, and habitat


To educate people about the threatened, endangered and endemic flora and fauna of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin. Children learn about the importance and the benefits of native plants and wildlife


To educate the public about the threatened, endangered and endemic flora and fauna of the Florida Keys, Cuba and the Caribbean Basin


To conduct conservation programs to understand and propagate threatened and endangered endemic species of native flora and fauna

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