Gorgeous Gardens: Tropical Retreat in the Florida Keys

Large palm trees and layers of lush vegetation surround this home in Key West, giving the property the sense of a tropical oasis. To access their slice of paradise, the owners must first pass through a stone wall and wooden gate. Then they can enjoy a dip in the sunken swimming pool, look for rock walls or take a nap in the hammock.

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

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Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Photo By: Tamara Alvarez

Tropical Backyard With Pool

Layers upon layers of lush green make this tropical backyard infinitely inviting. In the center of the plants, a small pool is like the crown jewel.

Tropical Brick Patio and Pool

A small pool peeks out from behind leafy palms. A weathered brick patio is its meant-to-be companion.

Porch and Brick Patio With Pool

Wide steps lead down from the porch to the pool's brick patio, where tropical plants all around make the space feel like an exotic escape.

Mahogany Porch and Brick Path

The warm tones of this home's mahogany porch are complemented by Old Chicago brick paths. The paths lead off into the jungle of a garden, an invitation to explore.

Brick Walkway and Tropical Plants

Makes sense that this glorious garden is located in the Florida Keys. Gorgeous layers of tropical green surround the porch, walkways and pool.

Porch and Tropical Garden

This home's wide porch becomes a second living room, surrounded by green that gives a deep sense of peace.

Porch View to Pool

This home's outdoor space isn't big, but its incredibly lush layering of palm trees and other tropical plants makes it feel like a exotic resort.

Tropical Pool With Fountain

A wall with an antique feel (Mayan ruins, perhaps? A long-forgotten temple?) spouts water into this oasis of a swimming pool. The backyard continues the jungle feel with layers upon layers of tropical plants.

Swimming Pool and Tropical Garden

The pool's pretty turquoise is a bewitching pairing with the tropical garden's luscious green.

Steps of Small Swimming Pool

Wild and wonderful, this tropical backyard comes with a tiny pool like a secluded jungle pond.

Tropical Garden With Pool and Lightning

At night, this backyard becomes even more bewitching with dramatic lighting for the pool and plants.

Tropical Plants Around Pool

Strips of brick patio and the glittering pool emerge in between palm trees and other tropical plant beauties.

Wood Gate and Tropical Garden

A weathered stone wall and wood gate instantly set an intriguing tone outside this tropical garden. Indiana Jones would feel right at home.

Tropical Outdoor Shower

Water cascades over crumbling rock in this backyard jungle's ancient ruins. Ok, fine, it's an outdoor shower. But the best one ever!

Porch and Brick Path With Tropical Plants

Vibrant green plants create a natural screen around this home's porch and garden walkways.

Orchids in Tropical Garden

Another one of the garden's magical touches: orchids blooming out of the rocks.

Tropical Garden With Palms

In this tropical backyard, there's green for days, a gorgeous mix of palms and other tropical foliage plants.

Tropical Garden

Plants with a wide variety of leaf shape and size add to the luxurious, jungle feel of this tropical garden.

Stone Path and Tropical Plants

Several different types of stone make an intriguing path through the layers of green in this backyard.

Tropical Garden and Walkways

Pick a path, any path and wander into the wild, jungle beauty of this tropical backyard.

Tropical Garden and Brick Path

There's vibrant green as far as the eye can see in this tropical garden. The path's red brick is an attractive counterpoint.

Brick Path and Tropical Plants

Tropical plants turn this brick pathway into a lush invitation into the jungle.

Pond and Tropical Plants

This hidden pool has all the mystique of an ancient ruin in the rainforest. Polished stones are a handsome foil, paired with the plants' rich green and pink.

Brick Patio and Hammock

The only thing missing from this hidden hammock respite is a monkey or two peeking from the trees.

Tropical Porch and Blue Shutters

A deep porch is just the shady retreat this Florida Keys home needs. Ocean blue shutters are a pretty pop of color against the white siding.

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