The residents of Vero Beach are aware of how lucky they are to live so close to nature, and there’s one place that showcases it best of all – McKee Botanical Gardens. Far from just a horticulture haven, the Gardens have been added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, have been established as a Florida landmark and serve as a great way for residents to enjoy the Florida weather and the a day surrounded by beauty.
Visitors to McKee Gardens will see some special guests in the form of lifelike sculptures. They’re constructed by Seward Johnson, and are scattered around the Garden, showing people connecting with nature in a variety of ways. Some of them are thinking, some of them are relaxing, and some of them are simply watching the wildlife go by. The statues themselves are made to show how nature can help take away our struggles. They are true works of art and people travel from all over to see them.
One feature that makes McKee Gardens worth revisiting is its approach to individuals of all ages and stages. The gardeners and staff here recognize that children enjoy the garden grounds in a different way than adults do. While many grownups are sure to enjoy the impressive collection of water lilies and bamboo, you can be sure that the kids will be looking for the bugs and wildlife. The Garden Discovery Backpacks cater to these interests, and inform children of the wild and wonderful world that surrounds them at McKee Botanical Gardens. For those who are looking to spread their wings while learning about winged things, the upcoming Children’s Garden is just the thing. Designed to look like a jungle, children will be able to splash and play in the water fountains, keep their eyes peeled for the animals and plants that live there, and run through a bamboo jungle.
Florida’s nature is unparalleled – especially this time of year. As the trees and flowers have blossomed and bloomed, nature comes to life. And there’s no better place to experience its beauty that McKee Botanical Gardens.
For those who want to get close to nature, the Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club amenities are second to none. Orchid Island works hard to preserve a way of life for, not only the natural neighbors who live on the Treasure Coast, but the residents as well. Members and residents also enjoy the convenience of a golf cart lifestyle. Traveling the community via golf cart makes getting to any of the amenities a fun and enjoyable experience, including the West Indies styled private Beach Club, which overlooks a private beach just for residents and their families to take pleasure in.
This private community is committed to providing an extraordinary level of service. Golf here is unparalleled, as the Arnold Palmer designed; 18-hole course is not only revered as one of the best in the region, but considered a picturesque nature walk throughout this unique habitat. Luxury residential properties range from the $800s to over $10 million and include custom estate residences, courtyard homes, cottage, or oceanfront condominiums. For a full list of available real estate listings at Orchid Island.
Intrigued by this one-of-a-kind destination? Request the inaugural issue of Orchid Island Lifestyles Magazine here to learn more about this amazing community and how the Vero Beach area embraces its natural wonderland.
If you’re in the area, stop by the Orchid Island Realty office and see the community’s beauty for yourself. Call 772. 388.3888 to schedule a private appointment or visit OrchidIslandFL.com for more information.