Celebrating Our 40th Garden Walk
February 15, 2020

The Garden Club of the Upper Keys cordially invites everyone interested in gardening and landscape design to Garden Walk 2020 on Saturday, February 15, rain or shine, beginning at 10 a.m. This year we are celebrating our 40th Garden Walk with five private gardens located between mile markers 88 and 103.

On the walk, you will enjoy these beautiful island garden styles:

  • Bali Hai, an expansive, multi-acre masterpiece of seldom seen large and rare specimens, has extensive pathways winding through a true wonderland of aquatic gardens, citrus circle and much more. Academy Award winning movie producer Jon Landau and his wife Julie have generously offered to have their post-hurricane renovated garden on our Garden Walk this year.
  • Native Home is an elegant portrait created by a highly skilled south Florida gardener who has assembled all thirteen native Florida palm trees. This is an opportunity to see and learn all at once.
  • Old Florida Charmer’s three beautiful canal lots with giant mature mahogany trees and massive bromeliad beds. A most comfortable and relaxing array of your favorite blooming botanicals.
  • Pavers and Palms, a beautiful young garden, invites one to follow paved paths to see water features, murals and glorious plants.
  • Classy Classic, just like a picture book, this white house with a tin roof sits perched at an angle on two big lots. Plants of great variety and graceful verandas will remind you that you have seen this before. See if you can figure out which “Bloodline” character lived here.

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 Member Host and Hostesses will be on hand to to help assure you see key features and answer any questions. No pets are allowed on the garden properties or at the Francis Tracy Garden Center.

Garden Tea Party (MM 94)
The Garden Club of the Upper Keys will host a complimentary Tea Party at the Club’s historic Francis Tracy Garden Center from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. where baked goods and beverages will be available to all Garden Walk participants. While there, also enjoy the botanical art exhibit by The Art Guild of the Purple Isles and shop at the Garden Marketplace featuring many vendors with plants of all kinds, crafts, artisan wares, food and unique items.

Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 day of event, cash or check to the Garden Club of the Upper Keys. Proceeds from this event will help support the Francis Tracy clubhouse and surrounding garden, community beautification projects, and educational activities. Advance tickets are available at the following locations:

Key Largo Chamber of Commerce MM 106 Bayside
Wear With All Boutique MM 101 Oceanside
Key Largo Flowers & Gifts MM 99.5 Oceanside
Island Home Garden Center MM 89 Bayside
Islamorada Chamber of Commerce MM 87 Bayside
Wild Lily Boutique MM 82 Oceanside

On the day of the event, tickets will also available at the Francis Tracy Garden Center MM 94, Bayside and at all garden properties.

Questions? It you have any questions or need more information, please email upperkeysgardenwalk@gmail.com

2019 Garden Walk Photos

Updated: January 21, 2020