Key West’s Botanical Garden

Here’s one for all of you nature lovers! Filled with wood-planked walked ways, worn underbrush nature trails and paved main roads, this large-acreage Botanical Garden is worth your time seeking out.

There’s so much more here than a botanical flower garden as the sign states: ‘Tropical Forest & Garden’. Your journey around the grounds will obviously include beautiful flowers along with dense underbrush, majestic palm trees, & natural lake. Around the lake be sure to find strategically placed subtle art exhibits like a sculpted gator on the lakes shore and mermaid upon the adjacent rocks.

Though normally incurring an entrance fee, we arrived on the FREE ‘Butterfly Release Day’ when the place was bristling with nature patrons wanting to see the star attraction multi-colored butterflies.

You can find this enjoyable leisure atmosphere at the Key West Botanical Garden on College Road by turning off of US-1 bayside at Mile Marker 4.3 just before crossing the bridge onto the main island of Key West. It will be right there on your right!


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