During our visit to Key West in December of 2015, we drove by the "southern most point" in the US. We did not stop. There was a line to get to the marker so you could take your photo there. Parking was not good and well, I just did not need the photo. Instead, I took a photo as we turned the corner and bought the sticker! LOL
After a delightful lunch on the beach we walked a few feet to the West Martello Tower Gardens. The tower is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The Key West Garden Club is heavily involved in the West Martello gardens and has a very interesting page on the history. The foliage and some flowers and seeds were lush, of course.
One thing I enjoyed about this particular garden was the number of places to sit for a spell, and it seems that everyone had it's own special charm and decorations.
This guy was enjoying his solitude and was reading a book. I tried not to disturb him.
And, there was this strangler fig. Huge, amazing. And, you can walk through it too!
Just outside was the Atlantic Ocean. You can see the affects of the "tropical-like" climate. Lush, green, and huge plants. We enjoyed our brief stop here.