Educational Programs




Cooking Classes


Summer Brunch

Description: Create a delicious brunch with dishesthatreflect the tastes of summer. In this demonstration,Chef Chris Bireley will show you how to give a modern twist to classic brunch favorites. Recipes will be shared and a tasting will follow.


Date/Time: June 28

1:00 - 2:30 pm


Cost:   $40 members, $45 non-members



Instructor: Chef Chris Bireley, Osceola Bistro


About the Instructor: Chris Bireley is the owner and executive chef at Osceola Bistro in Vero Beach. His signature fresh, local cooking can also be enjoyed at McKee, where he is the exclusive caterer and proprietor of the Garden Cafe. A native of Vero Beach, Chris creates dishes reflective of his culinary travels. He is a graduate of the culinary arts program at Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, and has held positions in restaurants all over the world, from Napa Valley to northern Italy.


Intro to Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Description: In India,it is believed thata meal shared is a blessing multiplied. Let Urvi's passion for cooking and sharing with others inspire you during this lesson in Indian culture and cuisine. Find out what spices are utilized in Indian cooking, and enjoy samples of a variety of dishes. Past participants are welcome as different recipes will be featured. This class is always a favorite, so register early! Spice boxes will be available for purchase.


Date/Time:   June 7

     2:00 - 4:00 pm


Cost:      $55 members, $60 non-members


Instructor:   Chef Urvi Upadhyay

     Cooking with Urvi


About the Instructor: Born inthe State of Gujarat, India and raised in the United States, Urvi is a home chef and caterer who has been guided by generations of recipes which she has honed by adding her own personal touch.  She enjoys sharing her passion for Indian cuisine with others, and teaches private cooking classes out of her Vero Beach home where she encourages her students to "cook from the heart."


Children's Guide to McKee
McKee Botanical Garden's Children's Guide is now available on-line

Tour Information

Are you interested in booking a tour of McKee Botanical Garden? If so, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ro vanDright at 772-794-0601 ext. 113 or by email

Remember, your tour is not confirmed until we have received your deposit and you have spoken with our Volunteer Coordinator.

Summer Camp Information