Sculpture & Nature Garden
The Sculpture and Nature Garden at TSKW is dedicated to native Key West and Caribbean plant life, and was planted with the intention of restoring to the island some of the Keys’ most unique plant species. Most of all of the plants are indigenous to the Keys and/or the Caribbean region, and would have been found growing wild throughout the area before the arrival of the first Europeans. Many of these plants are at risk of disappearing from our natural habitat. Princewood, Joewood, Cinnecord and Fiddlewood amongst Sabal, Silver and Florida Thatch Palms are just some of the many native trees and plants you’ll see represented.
The garden also serves as a breeding and feeding paradise for many species of birds and butterflies.
The Sculpture and Nature Garden was made possible in part by the financial support of the Monroe County Tourist Development Council and is sponsored by Sandra and Lee McMannis and sons.
Thanks to Native Landscaping for their assistance in developing and maintaining the garden.
Art in the Garden
This season’s sculpture installations commence in October with Understory, a group showing of Miami sculptors Frank Hyder, Regina Jestrow, Alette Simmons-Jimenez and Gerry Stecca, curated by Key West-Miami artist Anja Marais. Exhibitions continue with work by established and emerging artists, including sculptors Bill Lorraine, Dr. Richard Whitehill and Jackie Sanchez, CR Gray and installation artist Karen Guancione are a few more of the local and visiting sculptors whose work will enliven thegarden throughout the year.