Artistry Blooms Amidst Tropical Splendor: Key West's Botanical Garden to Host Sculpture Exhibition

Good morning, folks! Here’s something that’s going to add a burst of creative energy to your feed. Starting Sunday, April 28, the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden isn’t just your go-to escape for rare and indigenous flora. It’s transforming into an artistic oasis, blending the vibrancy of nature with the genius of local and regional artists. Imagine wandering through the 15-acre paradise and stumbling upon some two dozen sculptures, each narrating its unique tale of harmony with nature. And guess what? This isn’t just a fleeting moment of beauty. This artistic bloom stretches all the way through July 31.

Tucked away at 5210 College Road, this isn’t just any garden. It’s a living, breathing museum marking its 88th year, boasting the title of the only frost-free tropical forest and botanical garden in the continental U.S. Talk about a unique backdrop for an art exhibit, right?

Here’s the scoop on the exhibit: It’s called Art in the Garden, and it’s all about showcasing big, bold outdoor pieces crafted from natural, repurposed, and recycled materials. These artworks are not just about aesthetics; they are set up among the garden’s boardwalks, trails, and hidden glades to echo the theme of living in harmony with nature.

And if you’re thinking this is just about pretty plants and sculptures, think again. The garden is a biodiversity haven, home to threatened and endangered species, not to mention it hosts two wetland habitats, champion trees, and butterfly gardens that attract both resident and migratory birds. Nature enthusiasts, you’re in for a treat!

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an all-day pass will set you back $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and active or retired military members, and is absolutely free for the kiddos (12 and under) when they’re with an adult. For more info, check out their website at So, what do you say? Ready to dive into this fusion of art and nature? It’s a perfect plan for a sunny day out!