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Nancy Forrester's Secret Garden

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 AM
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Bird Lady of Key West

Nancy is a wonderful person, We were in on a Saturday Morning and she educated us about things I... read more

Reviewed today
York, Pennsylvania
One of Key West's colorful characters but with a mission!

I'll start by saying I first met Nancy Forrester about 15 years ago when she tended to Key West's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Miami, Florida
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OPEN RAIN OR SHINE Come have fun with talking, laughing and dancing parrots. Artist and environmental activist Nancy Forrester has been rescuing abused and orphaned parrots for 28 years. Join her at 10 to 11 AM daily for Nancy's special presentation...more
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518 Elizabeth St, 2 Blocks Off Duval Between Southard & Flemming St, Key West, FL 33040-6821
+1 305-294-0015
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Reviewed today

Nancy is a wonderful person, We were in on a Saturday Morning and she educated us about things I never even knew about the big birds even being around them most of my life. She is truly dedicated to the rescue and saving of these...More

Thank Paul-Gary
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'll start by saying I first met Nancy Forrester about 15 years ago when she tended to Key West's most lush tropical acre in the middle of Old Town. After much caring love for her little piece of heaven she had created a mini rain...More

Thank ARodriguezP
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience visiting the paradise that Nancy has created for these beautiful birds. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank charlesfC3994FP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nancy is a sweet lady doing great work for these birds. I beg you all to go have fun and support a great cause with your donations. Its a win win for everyone!

Thank josephine1313
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent about 2 hours here listening to a lovely talk in the garden where Nancy told us all about keeping and caring for parrots. She's been doing this for about 30 years and it's obvious that she truly loves her birds. She has some...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Nancy is very clearly dedicated to her parrots and endeavors to educate people about their care. If you have a bird, she will question you about how you care for it! I recommend going for her 10am talk....you will learn a lot! She also lets...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Enjoyed a close up look at here beautiful birds and learning about their different personalities. Nancy is so devoted to the well-being of her “children”!

Thank Travelin' Gal R
Reviewed 8 May 2018

This place is off the beaten path, but if you like beautiful birds, it is a MUST SEE! The birds are well taken care by the owner and the keeper. We had a wonderful time there. We actually sat for over an hour just chatting...More

2  Thank sgails_82
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Although this was a small backyard, the fact that Nancy rescues and cares for these birds is wonderful.

1  Thank marisalumino
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We came with our two young children and had a great time. Might get hot mid summer but you can come and go as you please. This place is a delight and a welcome change of pace.

Thank cmoney2032
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Mason K
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Response from DeepFreeze63 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, $10 each adult. I also gave an additional $10; I agree - it was awesome!
23 January 2017|
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Response from Tammy J | Reviewed this property |
We did pet the birds also