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Garden 2014-15 Events

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mark Your Calendar For These Garden Events in 2014-15

With the exception of the Cuba tours all events will be held at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, 5210 College Road, Key West, FL 33040.  Dates are subject to change - all changes will be published here.

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

November 24, 2014: ThanksGarden Day Grades K-2

November 25, 2014: ThanksGarden Day Grades 3-5

December 1, 2014: Massage Therapy Seminars

December 6, 2014: Middle School Volunteer Service Learning Day

December 11, 2014: Speaker Series - The Secrets of Great Bird Photography, Paul Carmichael, Frangipani Gallery & others

December 14 & 15, 2014: Massage Therapy Seminars

January 11 & 12, 2015: Massage Therapy Seminars

January 15, 2015: Speaker Series - Coral Reef Resilience and Restoration along the Florida Reef Tract, Meaghan Johnson, The Nature Conservancy

January 15-19, 2015: EcoTour - Havana Only

January 28, 2014: KWBGS Annual Meeting

February 14-15, 2015: GardenFest and Green Market Key West - 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.

February 19, 2014: Speaker Series - Prof. Bill Irwin, Aquaponics:  Sustainable Agriculture Begins at Home", Florida Keys Community College

March 17-24, 2015: EcoTour - Western Loop, Cuba

March 19, 2015: Speaker Series - Dr. Mark Whiteside and Beryn Harty: Butterflies

April 16, 2015: Speaker Series - Native Pollinators:  Bees, Beetles and Butterflies," Bernard Rasch, Master Gardener

April 17-24, 2015: EcoTour - Eastern Loop, Cuba

April 2015, TBD: Migration Mania - 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.

April - July 2015: Key West Art Garden - 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 natural setting around it. The Key West Botanical Garden’s collection of native plants and species is the perfect venue to enjoy nature and art.

May 21, 2015: Speaker Series - Five Simple Steps to Become a Wildlife Superhero, Kristie Killam,  Florida Fish & Wildlife Service 

June 18, 2015: Speaker Series - Proper Plant Placement: You Planted What Where?, Susie Reutling, KWBGS Nursery Coordinator, Master Gardener

June 2015: Midsummer's Night Dream & Spectacle