McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach: Hours, Address, McKee Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

McKee Botanical Garden
4.5
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
McKee Botanical Garden, situated on an 18-acre tropical hammock in Vero Beach, Florida, features a diverse botanical collection, award-winning art exhibitions, special events and educational opportunities for all ages. McKee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is endorsed by the Nature Conservancy as a project of national significance. In January 2020, McKee added a new Children’s Garden where children can Explore. Discover. Just Be a Kid.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Savvy Mama
Palm Bay, FL45 contributions
Nov 2021
A beautiful quality nature experience. A great place to walk and breathe, sharing the space with all of the plants and beauty. An awesome nature play area for children to explore. So many trails to wander, well marked, definitely grab a map. Check out these awesome spots: Giant Mushroom, bamboo trail, stick artworks, the lily pad pond, stone bridge, children's play area.
I've been visiting all of the Botanical Garden's in Central Florida to spend a little time with nature and take advantage of the beauty surrounding us. The good thing about McKee is that no matter what time of year it is, something is blooming! If you'd like to see more, the link to my blog is in my profile.
Written January 16, 2022
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Vbi Getaway
Vero Beach, FL28 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful garden, walking area and lunch spot. Military enjoy a discount with valid ID. McKee staff is very welcoming. A lovely place to spend an afternoon-locals and Treasure Coast visitors will enjoy time there.. Guests of VBIGetaway.com are never disappointed.
Written January 5, 2022
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JackofPBFL
Palm Bay, FL1,112 contributions
Dec 2021
We went to McKee Gardens with a group to see the Christmas lights. There were lot's of lights, but for the most part, with the exception of a few displays, it was not terribly impressive. It was a pleasant walk on a nice night. We were there during the day more that 20 years ago. There was virtually no wildlife, one small alligator. There was an exhibit that showed the gardens in the glory days and it was really something. They are undergoing some expansion but it was not easy to see what they are doing.
Written December 30, 2021
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Bonnie L
Wyoming38 contributions
Dec 2021
This was a great experience. So many plants, trees, flowers, and as a bonus, animated dinosaurs. Very reasonable admission fee. Lots of paths with a very good map of the gardens.
Written December 30, 2021
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msdet1529
Port Saint Lucie, FL4,243 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
With 17 family members in tow, it was a good time by all to see the Christmas lights here at the historical McKee Botanical Gardens.

Follow the trails through the woods and you will see Christmas lights, figures and dinosaur displays all over the property. The inside train display was one of the best in details.

Tight parking, wear soft comfy sneakers. All trails are open and Sandy. And sometimes uneven. We spent about an hour looking, taking photos and then its off to dinner!!!

Thanks to all the volunteers who help and work there. Without them there would be no McKee BG.

Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year!!!
Enjoy!!!
Written December 30, 2021
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john moore
3 contributions
Dec 2021
Tried twice - bad both times. This time had the lobster roll and a Italian Sub and they were both bad. Paid $40.55 for a bad lobster roll, and the Italian sub must have
squeezed mayo all over the ingredients and the bread. Mad the lettuce and tomato too much mayo to eat and the meat was not a good quality. I do not mind paying for good quality food, but do not like to pay for bad food
Written December 16, 2021
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mary K
3 contributions
Oct 2021
best place to go to see plants and scenery, great place to unwind and relax roaming thru the pathways
Written December 15, 2021
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Helen C
Silverdale, WA18 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I had an enjoyable couple of hours here. A tranquil setting with some lovely specimens of sub-tropical plants and flowers. Trails nicely laid out (could be marked better), and the children's corner is a delight. They have a nice cafe and gift shop. Got to see the world's largest mahogany table made out of one continuous piece of wood. Interesting history to the place as well. Only disappointment that a couple of areas were cordoned off (including the waterfall) while they upgrade the garden. Well worth a visit of you like botanicals.
Written November 7, 2021
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eyesbblue
Virginia586 contributions
Oct 2021
What a fantastic tropical paradise. Lovingly designed and maintained. You can enjoy for an hour or many ours. Much of it is shaded so nice even on a warm day. It'd just wonderful. Don't miss it if you are in the area.
Written October 15, 2021
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Devon
Boston, MA24 contributions
Mar 2021
Beautiful gardens with a fun hidden area for children! Although I went with a group of adults, we had to explore the children's play area. The pirate ship gives you a unique view from above, and I'm sure this would be hours of entertainment for any child. They had the LEGO exhibit while I was there and that was great to see as well. I had seen similar exhibits before, but the way the pieces were made to feel as though they were a part of the landscape made this exhibit feel truly unique.
Written September 3, 2021
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