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Members Only Night - Dec. 20 6:00-8:00 pm. Open to the Public - Friday-Dec. 21-Sun. Dec. 23 (6 - 8 pm). The Garden is closed on Mon., Dec. 24 & Tues., Dec. 25. The Garden is open Wed., Dec. 26 through Sat., Dec. 29, 10 am - 5 pm, and Sun., Dec. 30, noon to 5 pm. During the New Year’s holiday, the Garden will be closed on Mon., Dec. 31 & Tues., Jan. 1, 2019.


Dec. 28/29/30 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Create delightful memories for generations to come…enjoy McKee at night with thousands of glimmering lights and brilliantly lighted displays throughout the Garden. Take advantage of the opportunity to admire the vintage band organ and large-scale model train display held over for this event.


Seward Johnson's Monumental, Embracing Peace, was installed on Tuesday, December 11th. The additional twenty sculptures from the Celebrating the Familiar series will go on display January 5th. For more information, click on Exhibitions.

THE GARDEN CAFE Hours: Open Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 3pm; Sunday Noon to 4:00pm (NO outside food is allowed to be brought in)

Sealantro at the Garden Café features an array of hot and cold sandwiches, salads and house made soups, including vegan and gluten free options. A children’s menu is also available every day while groups of 10 or more can pre-order express boxed lunches. 772.794.0601 ext. 111. NOTE: Please no picnicking or outside food is allowed to be brought in. Sealantro at the Garden cafe can accomodate all dietary restrictions.


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.



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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.

McKee Botanical Garden is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is supported by tax-exempt contributions. All revenue and membership supports our mission to preserve and sustain our Garden for future generations.

350 US Highway 1. Vero Beach, FL 32962
Telephone (772) 794-0601
McKee Botanical Garden