37th Annual Garden Walk - February 27

“Inspiring Island Gardens”

The Garden Club of the Upper Keys cordially invites everyone interested in gardening and landscape design in the Florida Keys to tour our "Inspiring Island Gardens" in Key Largo and Tavernier during Garden Walk 2016 on Saturday, Feb. 27, rain or shine.

This year's walk showcases a tropical paradise, a Zen garden, and an owner-inspired garden with many creative and artistic ideas to take home to your personal garden. All of this year's Inspiring Island Gardens are located between mile markers (MM) 99.5 in Key Largo and 93 in Tavernier.

We are excited to host our local Florida Keys Wild Bird Center that has undergone major renovation and offers a native habitat walk while viewing a menagerie of beautiful bird in natural settings. Be certain to view the Salt Pond. Ian Martin, education coordinator, along with trained technicians and handlers, will be on hand to answer all your questions about our feathered friends.

Self-guided tours
Tours of the private gardens are self-guided between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. (last entry to gardens). Garden Club hosts and hostesses will be on site to help assure you see key features. Spend as much time as you wish enjoying these Inspiring Island Gardens.

Garden Tea Party (MM 94)
There will also be a garden tea party at the historic Francis Tracy Garden Center, MM 94 in Tavernier, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, featuring local arts and crafts, music and complementary refreshments. Many exhibitor booths will be selling tropical plants, orchids, original art, natural food and other items. The Art Guild of the Purple Isles will be presenting its "Birds in Nature" Art Show and competition. Garden Walk ticket holders may vote for their favorite painting with the winner receiving the Guild's Joe Cella Memorial Award.

Tickets are a $25 donation to the Garden Club of the Upper Keys. Proceeds will help support the Club's historic clubhouse and surrounding showpiece garden, beautification projects, local charities, scholarships, and educational activities. Beginning Feb. 1, tickets can be purchased in advance at the following locations:

 Key Largo Chamber of Commerce  MM 106, bayside
 Key Largo Florist and Gift Shop  MM 99.5, Oceanside
 Islamorada Chamber of Commerce  MM 87.1, bayside
 The Banyan Tree  MM 81.2, Oceanside

On February 27 tickets will be available at the gardens, the above four locations, and the Francis Tracy Garden Center (MM 94).

We hope to see you there!

2015 Walk photos

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Photos of past Garden Walks

Updated: January 19, 2016