Native Plants at Parrot Key
Parrot Key is a haven to hundreds of native plant species, and now you can view them by name with botanical tags.
Ecologists have shown that native plants, or those indigenous to a specific place, will further support local wildlife, such as bees, butterflies, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals. Native plants feed the creatures at the bottom of the food web that then provide meals for creatures on the next ring of the web, and keep a balanced ecosystem.
Discover Key West’s native plants during your stay, and have your mini-explorers participate in our kids Scavenger Hunt available at The Grove Restaurant & Bar. While you’re there, be sure to ask your bartender about our special beverages like the Bird of Paradise. Before you depart, be sure to visit our lobby retail shop to learn more about the benefits of planting native species in your area, and take home a souvenir. Become eco-curious about your surroundings and how you can help make them flourish!
We’d like to thank our Partners. Please visit them to learn more! Ask the concierge desk about discounted ticket prices.
Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden
5210 College Rd, Key West, FL 33040
Tropical forests of the world hold at least half of all the variety of life on Earth. Moreover, the species found within the Caribbean are among the richest in plant and animal life on the planet. This garden advocates the importance of native plants and species through education in a natural conservation habitat.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservancy
1316 Duval Street, Key West, Florida 33040
Experience a stunning collection of flowering plants, colorful birds, cascading waterfalls and trees that set the stage for a variety of some 50 to 60 butterfly species from around the world creating “flowers of the sky,” along with over 20 exotic bird species, all under an air-conditioned, glass enclosed habitat.
Books & Books @ The Studios
533 Eaton Street, Key West, FL 33040
Key West’s locally-owned, neighborhood bookstore. Part of The Studios of Key West, a non-profit arts center and cultural organization and Books & Books, one of the nation’s great independent bookstores.