Botanical garden to host Garden Fest plant sale

COURTESY PHOTO

COURTESY PHOTO

Nature lovers can enjoy an exhibition and sale of rare plants, explore the unique Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden and discover fine arts and crafts during the 18th annual GardenFest Key West: The Green Market Place 2021, set for Saturday, Feb. 20. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the garden, at 5210 College Road. Admission is free.

Visitors can view and purchase tropical and native plants from the garden’s plant nursery, as well as other plant vendors. There also will be docent guided tours, a children’s science corner, adult beverages, food, a silent auction and 50/50 raffle, Earth-based arts and crafts with nature themes or composed of natural materials, eco-friendly products and services and exhibits by conservation oriented nonprofit organizations.

A limited number of tickets will be sold for a chance to win a silver coin from the shipwrecked Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de Atocha, which sank in Keys waters in 1622.

As part of the garden’s speaker series, a presentation by Iven Tores on “My Experience Coming to the Keys in a Chug” will be held outdoors in the garden’s Cuban Chug Exhibit at 12:30 p.m.

All GardenFest activities are to be held outside.

To protect against potential COVID- 19 transmission, attendees must wear masks and practice social distancing. For more information, contact the garden at www.keywest.garden or call 305- 296-1504. ¦

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