By December 19, 2008 Read More →

A must-see: Key West Botanical Garden

As I mentioned in my intro post to our week in Key West, I was definitely going to make a visit to the Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden. We took the then-PharmToddler there in December 2003 when this gem was just being relaunched after decades of negligence. According to Georgia Tasker at the Miami Herald:

It was begun in the Great Depression days of 1934 by the City of Key West, and built by the WPA at the same time as the city’s aquarium. At one point, the garden contained an aviary, hand-made rock walls, green houses and 7,000 plants. It opened in 1936 and flourished for about a decade. But in World War II, pieces of it were taken back for various government undertakings, until it was left as a neglected 7.5-acre orphan.

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