A Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Event

Gardenfest 2011

February 18 - 20, 2011

Note: This information is from the event archive and is no longer current.

Key West was bankrupt in 1934 when “New Deal” support began creating a world-class botanical wonderland on Stock Island, showcasing the Keys as America’s tropical isles. Having opened in February 1936, the Garden celebrates its 75th birthday with Gardenfest 2011 kicking off the events.

Plants for every size home and garden will be offered along with nature-themed arts, crafts and merchandise. A “Beer Garden” food court, prize drawings and more add to the festivities.

Friday, February 18th, 5-8PM

Members receive first pick and 15% discount on sales. Come join at the gate and save! Stay to enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres and birthday cake…all under the rising full moon!

OPEN TO PUBLIC – Saturday & Sunday, February 19th 20th, 10am to 4pm

Orchids, exotic tropicals and native plants; arts & crafts for the home and wardrobe; consumables and “green” products abound. Searle Brothers, Tropiflora, Pottery by Grace, Seacloud Orchids are among the participants.

BONUS STOP on the Old Island Restoration Foundation HOUSE & GARDEN TOUR – February Ticket holders attending during Saturday & Sunday hours have the extra benefit of a special history-focused tour.

Have lunch at the Garden; view Sculpture Key West entries, tour the quiet corners of the Forest. Parking is free, and you can even reach this Collage Road location by bus or bike.

Need help picking out plants? Knowledgeable volunteers will help. We’ll even tote your purchases to your car.

Proceeds help keep the Garden open and maintained. $5 donation per adult; gratis for Members and OIRF House & Garden Tour February ticket holders.

For more Garden events see our complete calendar.