BEST PLACE FOR KIDS 2021
MCKEE BOTANICAL GARDEN CHILDREN’S GARDEN
350 South U.S. 1 | Vero Beach | 772.794.0601 | mckeechildrensgarden.org
There is nothing like the McKee Children’s Garden on the entire Treasure Coast. This magical place opened just a year ago on one acre at McKee Botanical Garden in Vero Beach. Blue mushrooms, multicolor seahorses, chimes to play and winding boardwalks all enchant kids and their parents when they visit the garden. Catching sight of a pirate ship in a tree is a wow moment for everyone.
The Children’s Garden is built at just the right scale for youngsters and filled with opportunities to play and learn and create a deeper bond with nature. Its colorful creatures and features include the Blue Crab Reading Circle and Stumpery, the entry Monkey Bridge plus the wheelchair and stroller friendly Grand Entry Bridge, the Fairy Forest and Fairy House, waterlily fountain and the Karst splash fountain.
Exploring further, children can visit the music maze, Bamboo Village Boardwalk and Bamboo Village Huts, and the high point of the garden, the Scorpion Pirate Shipwreck in the Grand Discovery Tree.
Curious? Visit the garden’s website at mckeechildrensgarden.org/about-us/ to see a slideshow that will have the kids clamoring to leave NOW for the Children’s Garden.
The Children’s Garden is free with either a McKee membership or the price of admission to McKee.
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WHAT READERS SAY
"Amazing pirate ship and wonderful magical playground."