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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 27 attractions in Vero Beach
Type: Gardens
Activities: Walking
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Washington, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

The traveling exhibit is sculptures. Some of them looked so real one might think it is a person. Lovely lily ponds with various colored flowers. Lots of other flowers in bloom. Be sure to see the tree that is growing sideways!

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Ripton, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Incredibly beautiful gardens, themed with various exhibits during the year. A true oasis--didn't want to leave!

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Titusville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We visited the Heathcroft and Pt St Lucie Gardens knowing that the McKee was considered the best of the three. Originally, there were 80 acres in the early 1920's and all but 18 were sold off for development leaving a small, but lovely garden designed in a sub-tropical setting. One of the features that separates this garden from others are... More

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We just returned from Florida and took a day trip to McKee Gardens on a week day. My first visit was when i was a young child in 1952 or !953..I remembered the monkees and the parrots. My wife had never visited so i was anxious to see it again after all these years. We loved the new version with... More

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Evanston,il.
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23 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

If you are in the area thru April 27, 2014, you must must see this exhibit. These twenty life-size bronze statues are spectacular. I never heard of Seward Jonson but his sculptures look like real human beings. The attention to detail -skin color, the muscles in the arms and legs are so real, its' unbelievable. The clothing looks like cloth... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were lucky to visit the gardens during the Seward Johnson Sculpture Exhibition which added to the pleasure of walking through the lush "old Florida" gardens. Really life-size and amazingly life-like figures were scattered through the gardens making our visit especially memorable. Check their website for special exhibits, but even without it's a lovely place to visit.

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Vero Beach, Florida
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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This place is amazing and beautiful, but make sure you plan for the Mosquitos. Try to go when it's not mosquito season and you will be much happier.

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Boston, ma
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Apparently the McKee Gardens were quite the tourist attraction back in the day when Rt. 1 was the major artery through Florida. Since then the land it sits on has been cut back considerably, and it almost went under at one time. Now its charm lies in the fact that it is not only a quiet, sedate setting but it... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We could not believe what a find this place was! It took us a little over an hour to wander the gardens and we could have spent a lot more time there. The grounds, buildings and statuary were so well done and so much fun, Don't miss it.

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I am used to a much larger botanical garden back home so this one seem rather tiny to me. However it was well maintained and the plant diversity was beautiful and the staff was polite. Everything on the map read to be grander than it actually was, (possibly because of being used to a much larger botanical gardens at home)... More

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