2016-17 Garden Events

Mark Your Calendar For These Garden Events in 2016-17

Contact Info for all Events:
5210 College Rd., Key West, FL 33040

Information on ADA Accommodations

Ongoing Garden Activities

1st Sunday of each month: Locals Day - free admission for Key West locals and students

3rd Saturday of each month: Native Plant Sale at our nursery

3rd Saturday of each month: Speaker Series

Yoga - Tuesday & Thursday from 10:00 to 11:15 am [Details]

Yogalates (combination of yoga and Pilates) - Sunday at 9:00 am and Thursdays at 5:00 pm [Details]

Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Sangha - meets Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00pm and Saturdays from 10:00am-12:00pm in the Nature Chapel [Details]

Coming Garden Events

Speaker Series

Sunday, December 4th: FREE Garden Tours on Locals Free Day at 1:00pm and 3:00pm   “Come See How We’ve Grown and Changed in 80 Years”  --  Misha McRae & Constance Miller

Sat. December 10th at 1:30pm  “Understanding the Florida Keys Environment & How It Affects Gardening”  -- Susan Reutling, KWBGS Nursery Coordinator

Sat. January 21st at 1:30pm  “Sea Level Rise and Natural Solutions for the Florida Keys”  --  Chris Bergh, South Florida Conservation  Director, The Nature Conservancy

Sat. February 11th at 1:30pm  “The Great Florida Birding & Wildlife Trail” – Andy Wraithmell, Information Specialist, Wildlife Viewing, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, Talahassee FL

AND:  10:00am to noon,  “Wings Over Florida Bird and Butterfly Field Trip” through the Botanical Garden.  Earn your Ruby-throated Hummingbird certificate the maybe your Zebra Longwing Butterfly certificate with Birding Train coordinator Whitney Gray and supervisor Anne Glick.

Note:  This event runs concurrent with the Annual Gardenfest at the Botanical Garden.

Sat. March 11 at 1:30pm,  “Soil Creation and Remediation for the Florida Keys” --  Harry Crissy, MS, MS, Lead AP, Monroe County Extension Agent for Economic Resources

Sat. April 15th at 1:30pm,  Topic to be Announced.  --  Professor Bill Irwin,  Natural Sciences, FKCC

Sat. May 13 at 1:30pm, “Protecting Plants and Wildlife at Boca Chica Naval Base”  --  Edward M. Barham, Environmental Director, Naval Air Station, Key West


GardenFest and Green Market Key West
February 11 – 12, 2017, 10AM – 4PM Daily

A giant plant sale offers visitors a chance to peruse a wide array of native and exotic tropical plants, Earth based art and healthy living vendors.  Enjoy a perfect day in the Garden where organic and healthy food vendors as well as a beer and wine bar will be available in the Courtyard along with the talents of local musicians.


Migration Mania
April 8, 2017

For children of all ages who like birds and butterflies.  The Garden, with its green canopy and fresh water ponds, provides a welcome rest and refueling stop for migrating birds.  Birders have long flocked to the Garden, but this light-hearted event imparts valuable knowledge to the uninitiated about natural phenomena while entertaining with arts, crafts, games and an egg hunt.

Key West Art Garden
Cultural Art Show
April - July 2017

Explore a unique blend of sculptured art with Mother Nature that enhances both. The Key West Art Garden showcases local artist’s art work made mostly out of recycled materials displayed as part of nature within the beautiful grounds of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Art displayed throughout the garden allows visitors to reignite their sense of exploration finding each treasure and appreciating the workmanship in the nature and art.