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SEWARD JOHNSON EMBRACING PEACE Monumental 25 ft. tall sculpture - PRESENTED BY DAVID AND BARBARA MCKENNA-Now through the end of summer

Embracing Peace honors the moment in New York City on V-J Day, August 14, 1945, that captured the jubilance of Americans when the end of World War II was announced.

BLUE STAR MUSEUM PROGRAM May 18 through September 1, 2019

The free admission program is available for those currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, U.S. Public Health Commissioned Corps, NOAA Commissioned Corps, and up to five family members. Qualified members must show a Geneva Convention common access card (CAC), DD Form 1173 ID card (dependent ID), or a DD Form 1173-1 ID card for entrance into a participating Blue Star Museum.


McKee Botanical Garden is currently accepting photo submissions for the 15th Annual Waterlily Photo Contest through Tuesday, June 11, in conjunction with the 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration to be held on Saturday, June 15, form 8:30 am - 2:00 pm.

FATHER'S DAY BOGO Sunday, June 16, 2019 Hours: Noon - 5:00 pm

McKee Botanical Garden will offer one free admission for Dad with one paid admission to the Garden in celebration of Father’s Day. Last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Summer admission rates apply: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors, and $5 Children ages 3-12. McKee members and children under 3 free.

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.


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