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McKee Botanical Garden

350 US Highway 1

McKee Botanical Garden, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit cultural organization located at the southern gateway to Vero Beach, Florida, with the mission of  "nurturing and enhancing a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all."

The garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a historic Florida landmark.  It has been endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a project of National Significance and received the Florida Trust's "Outstanding Achievement in Landscape Architecture" in 2002.

The Garden receives support from individuals, foundations, and corporations and from income generated from admissions, gift shop sales, special events, and rentals. The Garden can be rented for weddings, dinner parties, receptions, ceremonies and other private events.

McKee Botanical Garden is known for its 18-acre subtropical jungle hammock, filled with plants appropriate for horticultural growing zone 9B.  This dense and diverse collection also features several restored architectural treasures.


Justin Heflin

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Great experience. It’s a very lush garden with plenty of places to take nice pictures with your family. The gift shop has cool stuff and the bakery/cafe is delicious. Lots of historical structures as well that are very interesting and beautiful. Overall a nice place to take your family to on the weekends. I definitely a had a great time here and certainly will be coming back to McKee Botanical Gardens. πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

Tayla T

Saturday, July 14, 2018
This place is gorgeous and was one of my favorite parts of my family's visit to Florida. We were fortunate enough to be able to go during an animal sculpture exhibit. There are so many different types of plants and flowers and a great little walk through a beautiful area! Definitely recommend this place to anyone in the area!

Sarah Jones

Sunday, April 8, 2018
This is a beautiful garden with periodic art installations. A new children's area is scheduled to open in November 2018. There is a cafe on premises. The structures by Waldo Sexton are just incredible (Spanish kitchen and Hall of Giants) and really capture old Florida. Worth a visit. Check out the rainbow eucalyptus tree.

Tara Music James

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Botanical Gardens is one of Vero Beaches best places to come when you are here. It is like a hidden oasis of beauty and tranquility. You can indulge yourself with the sounds of the waterfalls or just listen to the birds as you look at all the beautiful flowers in the gardens. The only concern I have about McKee is the parking. This really needs to be addressed. There needs to be more handicap parking! I took my client on a busy day needless to say I did a lot of running around that day. Which should never had happened if they would have had the handicap parking in front. Please visit McKee Botanical Gardens it is very beautiful and you won't forget it. πŸ˜‰

Jennie Angelilli

Thursday, March 1, 2018
Definitely worth the drive from Palm Beach Gardens. My sister was here visiting from Pennsylvania and this was a beautiful way to spend 2 hours leisurely walking and reading all the informational signs along the way. Magnificent beauty and the weather was perfect. We arrived just as it opened so we pretty much had the place all to ourselves the entire time. It's beautiful, absolutely beautiful. Don't miss out, make time for a visit...

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