Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden

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Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
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Coordinates24°34′25″N 81°44′58″W / 24.57374°N 81.74931°W / 24.57374; -81.74931Coordinates: 24°34′25″N 81°44′58″W / 24.57374°N 81.74931°W / 24.57374; -81.74931
Area11 acres (4.5 hectares)
Createdc. 1939
Operated byKey West Botanical Garden Society

The Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden is a frost-free arboretum and botanical garden containing a collection of trees, shrubs, and palms, including several "champion tree" specimens. It is located on Stock Island in the municipality of Key West, Florida, United States. It is open daily. There is a nominal fee for admission, with free admission for locals on the first Sunday of every month.

Notable plants[edit]

The Garden includes seven trees that are designated either champions or challengers within the National Champion Tree system adjudicated by American Forests and the Florida Division of Forestry. Champions are determined by height, circumference of the trunk, crown spread, and physical condition. The best tree in a species is designated Champion; the second best is Challenger.

Other native and imported trees and shrubs in the Garden include:

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