Located on a tropical hammock at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, McKee Botanical Garden is where native plants and exotic botanicals combine with Old Florida charm. Follow the Garden's pathways through a grove of majestic palms; past tranquil streams accented with colorful waterlilies. Explore 18 acres of natural landscape preserved and restored to the vision of its founders. Discover trees, waterfalls and historic structures each with their own unique story.
In addition to horticultural beauty, McKee Botanical Garden is a valued resource for cultural enrichment, hosting a variety of programs each season including world-class art exhibits, educational offerings and special events. The Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has been endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a project of National Significance.
McKee Botanical Garden is a private, not-for-profit organization that continues to grow and develop through the support of individuals, foundations and corporations, and from income generated through admissions, gift shop sales and rentals. We look forward to your visit!
To nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.
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HOLIDAY HOURS McKee Botanical Garden will be closed on Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Friday at 10am. Regular hours apply for Friday and Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday Noon-5pm. The Garden Cafe is open Friday and Saturday from 11am-2:30pm and Sunday Noon - 2:30pm.
OSCEOLA BISTRO AT MCKEE Osceola Bistro at the Garden Cafe is now open. Specializing in fresh, local food, the chalkboard menu features house made soups, gourmet sandwiches and salads made with local organic greens. A children's menu featuring kid-friendly favorites such as grilled cheese, hot dogs and PB & J is also available.
STICKWORK by Patrick Dougherty - COMING JANUARY 2016 Beginning January 6, 2016, acclaimed landscape artist Patrick Dougherty will spend three weeks building one of his large-scale "Stickwork" creations at McKee Botanical Garden.
ROAR OF THE DINOSAUR - COMING FEBRUARY 2016 We are pleased to announce that Roar of the Dinosaur, featuring the life-sized creations of well-known fossil collector Guy Darrough, will be on display at the Garden beginning February 2, 2016. McKee Botanical Garden will be the final stop for this traveling exhibit that will be retired permanently.
GARDEN DISCOVERY BACKPACKS For children ages 3-12, McKee's Garden Discovery Backpacks are perfect for charting your own Garden adventure! Each backpack contains an educational guide and a variety of tools for exploration. Choose from five themes: Garden Explorer, Things with Wings, It's a Bug's World, Plantastic and Survival: Lost in the Jungle. Included in admission price; please inquire at our Admissions window.