Botanical Gardens

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by Mamaofboyz on June 28, 2006

This offers a wonderful look at the native plants of the islands. Over the last few years, the gardens have been redone, now including a boardwalk to guide you through most of the trails. It is growing by leaps and bounds weekly. Plants are very well-labeled and the paths are maintained, so there is no climbing through the brush to find the path. There is no charge for admission, although donations are accepted.

Depending on the time of year you visit, the bugs can be bothersome and the heat can become unbearable. Try going in the morning, while temps are down, and it should be fine. We go about once a month to let the kids roam without worry of what they fall into. There's nothing really poisonous that the kids can get into. Some free-roaming chicken, iguanas, and geckos often take more of their interest than the plants.

Botanical Gardens
5210 College Rd
Key West, Florida
(305) 296-1504

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