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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SUMMER MEMBERSHIPValid now through September 30, our summer membership allows visitors four month’s worth of unlimited visits to the Garden and over 300 other U.S. Botanical Gardens and Arboreta. Download the summer pass here. Individual - $20 and Family - $25
WATERLILY PHOTO CONTEST WINNERSMcKee Botanical Garden is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Annual Waterlily Photo Contest held in conjunction with the 13th Annual Waterlily Celebration on June 17. On Friday, June 16, three accomplished photographers judged 128 spectacular photos submitted by local residents and beyond.
BLUE STAR MUSEUMMcKee Botanical Garden is proud to be a Blue Star Museum and one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer. Admission is free to the nation’s active duty military personnel and their families now through Labor Day, September 4.
'THE ROYALS' BY PATRICK DOUGHERTY For three weeks Patrick and his dedicated team of volunteers worked tirelessly bending, lifting, climbing scaffolding, weaving, trimming, and shaping the willow branches despite numerous days of inclement weather. On January 24, 2016 the masterpiece was completed and will remain on-site at McKee until nature and time cause it to breakdown.
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. Please note - the backpacks are NOT available during exhibits or during peak periods, including the weekends.