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Artistry to Bloom at Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

KEY WEST, Florida Keys — Art and nature are to combine at the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden starting Sunday, April 28, when some two dozen imaginative creations by local and regional artists bloom alongside the 15-acre habitat’s rare and indigenous plants and trees.

Continuing through July 31, the Art in the Garden exhibition features large outdoor pieces crafted from natural, repurposed and recycled materials. With pieces installed among the property’s boardwalks, trails and hidden glades, the exhibit is to provide garden visitors an organic illustration of harmony with nature. 

Now in its 88th year, the unique open-air “living museum” is acclaimed as the only frost-free tropical forest, natural conservation habitat and native plant botanical garden in the continental United States.

Florida Keys artists’ sculptures and other works were selected for their ability to intrigue visitors to the one-of-a-kind garden, enhance the surrounding environment and withstand outdoor weather conditions.

Located at 5210 College Road, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden shelters plant life native to South Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean including many threatened and endangered species. Rich in biodiversity, it features two wetland habitats, national and state champion trees, two butterfly gardens and native butterflies, resident and migratory birds, seasonal flowers and other attractions for nature enthusiasts.

The garden is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. All-day admission passes are $10 per adult, $7 per senior, $7 per active or retired military member, and free for children ages 12 and under when accompanied by an adult.

Event and garden information: keywest.garden

Key West visitor information: fla-keys.com/keywest or 1-800-LAST-KEY

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