GIVE US 90 MINUTES AND WE'LL GIVE YOU A NEW WAY TO LOOK AT LIFE AND THE FUTURE OF OUR WORLD...
That's our goal at The Botanic Gardens at Kona Kai Resort. It's a lofty goal that we are succeeding at, but without your help we can't do it forever.
Initially started in 1994 as a landscaping project for our evolving Florida Keys resort, in 2008 Grounds Director Veronika Milar and General Manager Tracey Weaver advocated a garden expansion to provide additional pleasure for our resort guests.
|Kona Kai in the mid-'90s - quite a difference!|
|Our first batch of educational display labels in early 2011!|
|Sharing the importance of coconut palms with students.|
KKBG - Fairchild Challenge Awards Ceremony 2013
KKBG - 2012-2013 Satellite Partnership with The Fairchild Challenge
Olympic Wreath Competition 2012
First year of our ethnobotanic tour...
You can, of course, explore all of Rick's blogs, as well as much of our Gardens by going to kkbg.org on your computer - be it desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. We're currently working on an extensive expansion of our ethnobotanic plant "stories," so everyone who hears about our Gardens can visit us here in Key Largo from anywhere in the world. We're doing this to demonstrate just how significant plants are to our lives, our continued survival and our successful evolution as a species. Doing what many thought was a bit outlandish, Joe and the Kona Kai team have achieved the dual purpose of giving people a place to relax while seeding an understanding that the more we learn about - and from - plants, the better our world will become.
|Preparing a sample of Key lime for tour-takers.|