Six on Saturday – McKee Botanical Garden

Last Saturday instead of blogging, I went to McKee Botanical Garden with my friend Marjorie. This garden is a former tourist attraction called McKee Jungle Gardens, located in Vero Beach, Florida. We had a wonderful curry lunch in the restaurant on site and strolled the gardens and water features. It is a bit jungly, but a lovely walk on a sunny afternoon.

This is my favorite container garden. An ornamental pineapple (Lava Burst?), Coontie Palm (Zamia integrifolia) and a bit of Spanish Moss spilling over the side.


Tropical Blue Water Lilies.


An introspective owl.


Gigantic mushroom.


My other favorite container garden. Ferns and Orchids.


Resurrection Ferns and Bromeliads overhang a pathway.


Today it is rainy and we are in the grips of Tropical Storm Nestor.  Last Saturday was much better.

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11 comments on “Six on Saturday – McKee Botanical Garden

  1. Good evening. I hadn’t noticed your post before. It’s interesting to see the different types of flowers in different parts of the world and in different seasons. I’m looking forward to seeing a post from your garden soon.

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  2. It looks like a really nice garden. I was wondering how you are doing with the storm.

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  3. Beautiful plants and I love the mushroom!! Neat that a former amusement park was transformed like that.

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  4. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks like a sweet botanical garden. Loved the giant mushroom!


  5. Wow look at those water lilies – what a brilliant blue!

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  6. Chloris says:

    What a fun garden, I would love to visit it.


  7. tonytomeo says:

    I am sorry I missed all these. I have never been this far behind schedule.
    My colleague here got some bromeliads to do rather well here. I did not expect them to do so well. However, even though or winters are very mild, some bromeliads are sensitive to even mild frost.

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