Upcoming Events

Exotic Plant Removal at Indigenous Park

Saturday, Oct 22, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

What: Key West Botanical Garden Service Saturday project: Exotic Plant Removal at Key West Wildlife Center

When: Saturday October 22, 2016, 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Where: Key West Wildlife Center (Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park), 1801 White Street, Key West, FL

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, in collaboration with the Key West Wildlife Center and the Florida Keys Community College Environmental Club, will be coordinating an effort to remove invasive species from the Sonny McCoy Indigenous Park as part of the Service Saturday program of the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. Volunteers will be trained in identification and removal of invasive exotic plants and help to preserve the area for migrating birds and other species that rely on this rare habitat.

Details: Volunteers interested in assisting with the cleanup effort should plan to arrive at, or slightly before 9:30am at the Wildlife Center where they can sign in, enjoy some light refreshments, and learn about the project before going out into the field. Lunch will be provided at the end of the project and participants are encouraged to stay and socialize.

Attire: Volunteers should plan to get their hands dirty and dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt are recommended. Optional: Gloves, Bug spray, sunscreen, inexpensive sunglasses.

Service Saturday

Screaming Green Halloween

October 29, 10 am - 2 pm

Sponsors: We are seeking sponsors for this event which provides a fun and safe Halloween experience for the kids of Key West. Please download this form for more information.

Volunteers: We are seeking volunteers to help during this event. We need volunteers to pass out treats, oversee the craft activities and other tasks that will make this event a success. If you can help please fill out this form and thanks for your help!

Halloween 2016

Locals Free Day

1st Sunday Each Month

Local's Day

Monthly Plant Sale

Third Saturday, 10 am - noon

The Garden opens its nursery to the public every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. until Noon for plant sales. Most plants are priced at $8.00 for a 1-gallon pot and $15.00 for a 3-gallon pot. Members receive a 15% discount. Disabled persons will be accommodated.

KWBGS Nursery

The Key West Botanical Garden Nursery provides plants for Conservation use, education opportunities, and sales. Native plants, including many which are threatened and endangered, are grown for Garden replacement, for education purposes, as a training opportunity, for sales, and introduction or reintroduction to sites in the Florida Keys. The inventory stands at approximately 1500 plants.

The Nursery is now a focal point of the Key West Botanical Garden. It uses the synergy of our volunteers (Companions, Guardians, Docents), propagation, education and grant programs. This combination of efforts has allowed the Nursery to become a part of Key West and Keys community. The Nursery reaches out to Civics class students from HOB, high school student volunteers, referrals from City Urban Reforestation, and relationships with other Botanical Societies.

Toddler Time

Every Tuesday 10-11 am

Toddler Time

Starting Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 10am. Bring your 2-4 y/o to the Garden for our NEW weekly story time and sing along with Volunteer, Jennifer Lloyd. Jennifer will promote early childhood literacy through special nature and environmental themed books and songs that will get your child excited about the outdoors and singing and dancing with the birds, butterflies and other wondrous creatures of the Garden. Light snacks will be provided, a parent/caregiver must be present. Story Time is free, however Regular Admission prices to the Garden will apply for activities in the Garden after Story Time.  Children under 12 are always FREE as are our Members!

After story time, Toddlers and their Adults, are encouraged to stop by our Gift Shop to pick up a Free Scavenger Hunt and go on your own adventure in the Garden! Return the Hunt to the Greeter at the end of your visit and get a prize!  

Meet at the Garden's Visitor Center.  For more information call 305-296-1504 or email staff@kwbgs.org.

Jennifer Lloyd has a background in Elementary Education, having taught Pre-K in New Jersey, Michigan and California, spent several years as a full-time Nanny as well as a Kindergarten Teacher in California. Since arriving in Key West in 2009 she has worked on completing her second novel with her husband, Gregory Lloyd, and volunteering for numerous non-profits in town.

The Key West Botanical Garden Society, Inc. is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation. The Garden is publicly owned and operated as a passive, natural resource-based public outdoor recreational site.  It is the policy of the Key West Botanical Garden Society to comply with all requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please contact Misha McRAE at mmcrae@kwbgs.org or 305-296-1504 at least five business days in advance for sign language interpreters, assistive listening devices, or materials in accessible format.


For more Garden events see our complete calendar.

For more information, or for volunteer opportunities, please e-mail us at kwbgs@kwbgs.org or call our offices at (305) 296-1504.
The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Road
Key West, FL 33040
(305) 296-1504 ofc.
(305) 296-2242 fax.