350 US Highway 1
Vero Beach, FL 32962
phone: 772-794-0601
fax: 772-794-0602
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday12 PM - 5 PM
Adults $12
Seniors 65+ $11
Children 5-12 $5.00
Call for tour quotes.
Adults: $12
Seniors (over 65): $11
Children (6-17): $5
Children under 2: Free
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Christine C. Hobart, Executive Director
phone: 772-794-0601
Kim Russell, Administrative Assistant
Ed Amaral, Business Manager
Gale Galbraith, Gift Shop Manager
Andreas Daehnick, Director of Horticulture


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.


The mission of McKee Botanical Garden is to nurture and enhance an historic garden in a unique setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.


In 1922, the McKee-Sexton Land Company was established in Vero Beach, Florida. This partnership purchased an 80-acre tropical hammock along the Indian River in 1929 and McKee Jungle Gardens was born. 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.


Private Non-Profit


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