The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden Celebrates Earth Day & Arbor Day
KEY WEST, Florida Keys –The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden will be celebrating Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd and Arbor Day, Friday, April 30th with extended hours and free admission.
On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, the Garden is extending its closing time and offering free admission between the hours of 4 – 6pm.
On Arbor Day, Friday, April 30th the Garden offers Free Admission all day. The Garden’s plant Nursery will be open for plant sales from 9am to Noon and will offer a 50% discount on Crabwood, Coffee colubrina and Princewood trees. A ceremonial “Arbor Day” tree planting will take place at 1pm. Guided Docent tours will be offered at 10:30am and 1pm. Groups will be limited to 10 people and masks will be required. Registration for the tours can be made in advance by calling the office at 305-296-1504 or in person in the visitor center at time of tour if space is available. A donation of $5 to the Garden’s ‘Student Programs’ is suggested.
Earth Day is celebrated worldwide and the day is set aside to promote environmental protection and the concept of peace. Arbor Day is observed nationally to celebrate the role of trees in our lives and promote tree planting and care.
The Key West Tropical Forest, established in 1936, is also celebrating its 86th Anniversary and is honored to be the steward of protecting the environment in its 15-acre endangered ecosystem. The Garden is located at 5210 College Road on Stock Island. Additional information can be found at www.keywest.garden