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McKee Botanical Garden


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About Us

McKee Botanical Garden, which is located on an 18-acre tropical hammock in beautiful Vero Beach features something for all ages.

McKee Botanical Garden is known for its horticulture beauty where native plants and exotic botanicals combine with Old Florida charm. The Garden features 10,000 native and tropical plants, as well as one of the largest waterlily collections in the state of Florida comprised of over 80 varieties and over 300 potted and 100 free-range plants, including night and day-blooming varieties.

Thousands of visitors come to the Garden each year to learn about McKee’s rich history and enjoy the natural landscape of majestic palms, exotic plants, trees, waterfalls, tranquil streams, and historic structures like the Hall of Giants and Spanish Kitchen. McKee Botanical Garden is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and endorsed by The Garden Conservancy as a project of national significance.

The Children’s Garden at McKee is a natural complement to McKee’s existing offerings and is designed to spark imagination and curiosity in children through interactive exploration where children can Explore, Discover, and Just Be a Kid. The Children’s Garden features include the Scorpion Shipwreck in the Grand Discovery Tree, a Fairy Circle & Fairy Forest Trail, Nautilus Shell Amphitheatre, Karst Splash Garden, Waterlily Fountain, Music Maze, Bamboo Village, Blue Crab Reading Circle & Stumpery, and Sandridge and Pollinator Garden.

Video Media


  • Historical
  • Horticulture
  • Award-Winning Sculpture Exhibitions
  • Children's Garden
  • Educational Workshops, Lectures and Activities for adults and children


McKee Botanical Garden Entrance by JPR Images
Main Pond and Historic Stone Bridge by JPR Images
Waterlily at McKee by JPR Images
Children's Garden Splash Pad by JPR Images
Scorpion Pirate Shipwreck in Children's Garden by JPR Images
Blue Crab Reading Circle in the Children's Garden by JPR Images
Fairy Forest in the Children's Garden by JPR Images
Scorpion Pirate Ship by JPR Images

Rep/Contact Info

Julia Keenan
Senior Director of Development
Kim Russell
Education Room Contadt