City of Key Colony Beach Official City Website

March 2024 Beautification Award

Congratulations to Janey and Jim Byland on 7th St who are our March Beautification Award winners! Janey works her magic with the small gardens on each side of the driveway but the showpiece is their backyard which is bursting with trees and colorful plants, all cared for by J&J. It is a special treat to be invited to see it. Janey is the First Lady of our KCB gardens. During her years on Beauts, she was key in making big changes to our green spaces around City Hall like the Waterfront park, the Tiki garden by the old post office, the coconut pathway and plantings by the now post office. Janey always says, "I just love playing in the dirt!"

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If you would like to nominate your house or another house in KCB for the Beautification Award, please send photos, address and name of the owner (if known) to or text to 215-962-3660. Please include your name and contact info.


Volunteers needed for all seasons. Contact the KCB Beauts for info or join our monthly meetings, second Tuesday every month at 10:00am.


Learn how to make your landscape Florida Friendly

You don't have to be an expert gardener or landscaper to create a Florida-friendly yard.  All it takes is a willingness to learn and a desire to build a beautiful yard that helps protect Florida's environment.  Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ (FFL) means using low-maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices.  Learn how you can have a beautiful landscape that could save you time, energy and money while protecting our future.

  • Reduced use of water, fertilizer, and pesticides, which saves money
  • Property selected and maintained plants thrive
  • Provides habitats for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife
  • Helps keep nutrient pollution out of our water
  • Can be designed for low maintenance
  • Aesthetically please while protecting the environment


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The Florida Friendly Landscaping™ Guide to Plant Selection & Landscaping Design

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The Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Handbook

plant clinics

Monroe County Plant Clinics

UF/IFAS, Monroe County Extension Service offers free plant clinics.
Master Gardener Volunteers will be onsite at regional plant clinics to
help assist with plant identification, disease diagnosis, insect
identifications/problems, and other services related to diagnosing
gardening and/or landscape problems.


The Florida Friendly Plant Database

Includes a list of recommended trees, palms, shrubs, flowers,
groundcovers, grasses and vines developed by UF/IFAS horticulture experts.
Find over 280 plants, trees and shrubs that are “Florida Friendy” for
our Key Colony Beach neighborhood


Florida Gardening Solutions Infographics

Bright and colorful printable posters to guide you through and entire
year of gardening. Each advises what's in bloom and what to plant.