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SEWARD JOHNSON CELEBRATING THE FAMILIAR SCULPTURE SERIES - Now - APRIL 28th PRESENTED BY DAVID AND BARBARA MCKENNA

Twenty life-scale bronze sculptures from Seward Johnson's Celebrating the Familiar series and his most renowned monumental 25 ft. tall Embracing Peace sculpture are on display throughout the Garden.

2ND ANNUAL GARDEN & ANTIQUE SHOW AND SALE Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, March 17 from 10 am to 4 pm. Last admission sold one hour before closing.

This three day event will feature antique and art vendors and purveyors from the Eastern U.S. and will showcase a broad range of exquisite and diverse antique furniture, paintings, outdoor garden benches and fountains, garden accessories, statuary, oriental rugs, estate jewelry, and more, all within the beautiful surroundings and historic buildings at McKee.

9TH ANNUAL FAIRY & PIRATE FESTIVAL Saturday, April 6 from 10 am - 1 pm

Join us for a day of fun and fantasy as fairies and pirates enter our gates, where just beyond an enchanted Garden awaits...this family-friendly event features a treasure hunt, face painting, crafts and games, building your own fairy hours and much more!

BOOK SIGNING, LECTURE & TASTING WITH KAREN TRIPSON, AUTHOR OF THE COOKING CLASS IN SAN SEBASTIAN Wednesday, March 27, 2019 beginning at 2:00 pm

Karen Tripson, granddaughter of Waldo and Elsebeth Sexton, whose childhood memories include many trips to McKee Jungle Gardens, discusses her new novel about love late in life, aging, the challenges of staging a Basque art exhibit, Basque cuisine, and memories of Waldo Sexton. Sample foods from the book will be served. $20 McKee members/$25 Non-members

15TH ANNUAL WATERLILY CELEBRATION Saturday, June 15, 2019 - 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Enjoy the centerpiece of McKee’s horticulture collection during the 15th Annual Waterlily Celebration. The ponds and waterways throughout the Garden are adorned with over 80 varieties and over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants including night and day-blooming varieties.

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.

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.

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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