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McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden

McKee Botanical Garden

9.538 reviews
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350 US-1, Vero Beach, FL 32962
772-794-0601
https://mckeegarden.org/
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Beautiful gardens especially lovely during the Holiday season!

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McKee Botanical Garden is a beautiful place. Once the much visited Jungle Gardens it was even used during WWII to train the military. Now an oasis of beauty and tranquility with ponds, many tropical flowers and trees and a nice cafe where you can enjoy something to drink or eat in a beautiful setting.

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Local from Vero Beach, Florida, USA

Wonderful little botanical garden, very nicely laid out. Nice afternoon excursion.

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Glenview, Illinois

Lots of green plants a trees. Lacking flowers an the things people actually go to gardens for. Not disappointed but, not pleased

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Burns, Kansas

Lovely for the local vegetation and a nice stroll through beautiful gardens.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This 18-acre subtropical getaway in the heart of downtown Vero has a diverse collection of plants and also features several restored architectural treasures.

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Local from Vero Beach, Florida

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.
http://www.mckeegarden.org/about.php

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Local from Vero Beach, Florida

Beautifully restored gardens by volunteers. A favorite spot since the 1920's.

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Copperopolis, California, USA
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In 1929 the McKee Jungle Gardens were born on a 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River, in Vero Beach.

With the help of landscape architect William Lyman Phillips, now known as the pioneer of tropical landscape architecture, the basic infrastructure of streams, ponds and trails was designed. Native vegetation was augmented with ornamental plants and seeds from around the world as Arthur G. McKee and Waldo E. Sexton set about assembling one of the most outstanding collections of water lilies and orchids.
This is a very nice peaceful place to visit for just a small amount of money. They always have themes, and stuff to keep small kids interested. Its also wheel chair accessible, they have one you can borrow.

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Port Washington, New York State

Beautiful gardens especially lovely during the Holiday season!

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Morristown, Tennessee
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Burns, Kansas
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