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McKee Botanical Garden

350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach, FL 32962
772-794-0601
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Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Vero Beach
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Manassas, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I love botanic gardens, and this one is interesting, beautiful, and peaceful. The Garden is a remnant of a much larger park that was here from 1929-1976 called McKee Jungle Gardens. At that time, the Gardens included monkeys and a couple of chimpanzees. What is left is an absolute treasure--winding paths through beautiful flowers, vegetation, and water features. You can... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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197 reviews 197 reviews
67 attraction reviews
274 helpful votes 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The garden features native plants and meandering paths through a gorgeous green garden. Also featured at this location is the history of the garden itself, and authentic buildings constructed my local legend Waldo Sexton. Last year's Christmas lights display was fantastic. Lovely light treatments were all through the garden. T

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Vero Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

McKee Gardens is a great place to stroll and look around at natures beauty. They do have a lunch cafe but we did not eat there. It's a nice quiet retreat from everyday hectic motion. They have beautiful bamboo, unusual lily pads and beautiful orchids. If you have a couple of hours to relax and unwind, this would be a... More 

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Vero Beach, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. They have special exhibits that really interact with the botanical gardens. The Water Lily exhibit is always beautiful. I love to visit during Christmas when they have the trains and a special visit for kids of all ages - Mrs. Claus and of course Santa. Don't miss the... More 

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Vero Beach FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wonderful gardens by the same designer of Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami. Lovely trails, ponds, moving waters, champion trees, lush foliage, varied hyacinths, the famous Hall of Giants with its single slab mahogany table - and interesting history, the Spanish kitchen, gift shop with many interesting items, and most recently the Oceola Grill Cafe offers unique salads and sandwiches. Dine... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

So many beautiful paths. The orchids and beautiful trees and flowers along with the ponds make this place a great getaway to see nature.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

McKee is more than a gorgeous botanical garden. They offer classes. They have a tasteful gift shop and a café. You can stroll the paths and enjoy the sculptures. There are special exhibits and Christmas at McKee is a must attend event. A wondrous little gem in Vero.

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Colorado
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163 reviews 163 reviews
37 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A really nice place to slow down and appreciate nature. I went in since I was in the area visiting family and I wanted to find something to do for an hour or so. I will be back, maybe taking a book with me to sit and enjoy the setting for a longer time. Lots of nice benches line the... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We have visited the gardens several times before, but brought our northern friends this time. Started to the left this time and ended up at the royal palms. Looking for plants growing in full shade this time. Liked the Congo Rojo Philodendron so much that I bought one the next morning at the Farmer's Market to plant. Many great photo... More 

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Sebastian, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

What a quiet, tranquil and relaxing place to visit ! My parents visited me, and they are all into plants, greenery, so I decided that this, they would undoubtedly truly enjoy. Parking was a breeze, and plentyfull. I called ahead, to inquire about a wheelchair for my mom (garden is accessible with a wheelchair, and they offer them free of... More 

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