Kids in the Garden
Creating a pineapple garden is a simple and cheap educational project. Pineapples love Florida’s sandy soil and require very little care.
Ladybugs prey on soft-bodied insects especially those that tend to destroy crops and plants so gardeners love the introduction of these beetles to the garden. The North American ladybug pictured above is the seven-spotted lady beetle whose red color warns predators not to eat her.
A Treasure of Florida’s Wetlands
McKee Botanical Garden, one of Florida’s often overlooked public garden spaces, is found along US-1 in Vero Beach. It may be easy to miss this gem if you don’t know its history or its charm.
Developers Arthur McKee and Waldo Sexton planned to grow citrus on the 80-acre tropical hammock when they purchased it in 1922.
McKee Botanical Garden
Vero Beach, FL 32962
Open 11am – 5pm daily
Last Garden Admission 4:00pm