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GardenFest in the Florida Keys

Submitted by on January 30, 2015 – 8:29 amNo Comment

florida_keys_gardenfestNative and exotic tropical plants can be purchased by Road Trips Gardeners exploring GardenFest at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Key West, Florida.

It’s set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 14 and 15, 2015.

Visitors can browse and buy a wide variety of plants, palms and orchids. Other attractions are to include arts and crafts, live music by local performers, exhibits by conservation-oriented nonprofit organizations, educational presentations and a “science corner” for kids. Attendees also can enjoy lunch at an on-site “beer garden.”

Rich in biodiversity, the 15-acre Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden features two wetland habitats, national and state champion trees, a one-acre butterfly habitat, seasonal flowers, rare resident and migratory birds, a music garden, a waterfall wall of tropical plants and much more. The property also contains two of the last remaining freshwater ponds in the Florida Keys.

Eight self-guided tours are offered, enabling visitors to discover different areas and aspects of the locale and its tropical environment.

GardenFest Key West is an annual fundraiser for the botanical garden. Admission to the event is $5 per person.

(Photo of Clusia rosea courtesy of Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden)

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