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!

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To nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.

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COMMUNITY APPRECIATION DAY$1 Admission! In appreciation of the community's support, admission to the Garden is only $1 on October 28th from 10:00am-5:00pm. Come see what we are all about! Bring a friend who has never been to the Garden before. Last admission ticket is sold at 4:00pm.

IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE!Opening November 4th, this amazing exhibition, created by The Ark Collective in Nairobi, Kenya, features 24 beautiful sculptures hand-crafted specifically for McKee. Nestled within McKee’s tropical jungle, the sculptures will seem right at home. 

HOLIDAY PORTRAITS AT MCKEEMake your holiday cards extra special this year by taking advantage of a one-day opportunity to have a family or individual portrait by the historic Stone Bridge at McKee. The cost of $100 includes the sitting and 25 holiday cards. Space is limited. To schedule an appointment, call Phil Reid Photography at 772-559-5449 or email phil@philreid.com

'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.