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IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE! Extended through Summer, 2018

This amazing exhibition, created by The Ark Collective in Nairobi Kenya, features 24 beautiful sculptures hand-crafted specifically for McKee. Using reclaimed materials discarded from the car industry and old oil barrels, a group of 19 African artists, created this collection for McKee.

THE GARDEN CAFE Summer Hours: Open Thursday through Saturday, 11am to 3pm; Sunday Noon to 3:30pm (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.


The Garden will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thurs., Nov. 22, but will be open Fri., Nov. 23 & Sat., Nov. 24, from 10 am to 5 pm. The Garden will be open on Sun., Nov. 25, from noon to 5 pm. During Christmas, 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. The last admission ticket is sold at 4 pm. Happy holidays from McKee.



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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