We are a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting, developing and conserving the natural beauty of the Upper Florida Keys.

Our meetings, workshops and special events provide education and information on the fun of gardening in the Keys. 

Membership is open to all who are, or want to be Keys gardeners, no green thumb required!

Current Status

The Francis Tracy Garden Center is currently closed.  We hope to reopen as conditions permit with a new program year and rejuvenated spirit.

We want our members, friends and family to stay healthy during this potentially stressful COVID-19 time.  Our Board of Directors will determine the timing of the Center’s re-opening and the appropriate level of Club activities based on up-to-date data, information, and government guidelines at that time.

In the meantime, stay safe and healthy, and hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Events

December 9 @ 10 AM and 1 PM

Garden Get-Together

“Making Vanilla Extract”

Francis Tracy Garden Center

Reservations Required

Join us outside in our Gardens for a MEMBERS ONLY, socially-distanced get-together to make vanilla extract from vanilla beans.  There will be two sessions, each limited to 9-10 members.  Reservations required, first-come first-served per time slot.    The club will supply vanilla beans, two bottles and bottle labels. There is a fee of $3. You will receive a list of required supplies when registering.  Sign-up by e-mailing your name and phone number to gardenclubupperkeys@gmail.com or by calling/texting Laura Hartner. 

December 15 @ 11:30 AM

“Holiday Greetings in the Garden”

Francis Tracy Garden Center

Our traditional Holiday Pot-Luck Luncheon will take on a new look this year.  “Holiday Greetings in the Garden” will have MEMBERS ONLY get together in the Francis Tracy Garden.  Reservations, masks, and completion of a health questionnaire are required so that we can follow safety guidelines. With that in mind, you are asked to bring your lunch, drink, dessert and any utensils. More information will be sent to members through a special e-mail invitation.

Look forward to seeing you there as we celebrate the season and the fellowship of our club members.  In the event that outdoor group restrictions prevent us from holding this event, club members will be notified.

Garden Walk 2021 Cancellation

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the Garden Club has found it necessary to cancel Garden Walk 2021.  We will miss our friends and guests touring our beautiful island gardens but feel it is necessary to err on the side of caution and safety for all involved.  

Save the Date

Garden Walk 2022 – Saturday, February 26th

Scenes from Garden Walk 2020 can be enjoyed by following the link below: