arts & entertainment
McKee Botanical Garden’s highly-anticipated 12th Annual Motor Car Exhibitionwill be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and is sponsored by Wilmington Trust. After having to cancel its Annual Motor Car Exhibition in 2021 due to COVID-19, McKee is thrilled to be able to host this event this year. This year’s show includes outstanding European Cars Featuring the Ferrari and Other Italian Exotics. This fun, family-friendly exhibition of motorsport excellence allows visitors to see rare cars like a 1958 Ferrari California Spyder, a lovely 1963 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint Speciale, and a powerful 1984 Ferrari BB 512i.
NOTE: NEW OFF-SITE PARKING AREA AVAILABLE THIS YEAR
This year we have a new off-site parking area. Parking will be available at either the Garden or at McKee’s new off-site parking lot with shuttle buses available and is located less than a mile south of the Garden off of US Highway 1 at 146 Vista Royale Square, Vero Beach, FL 32962.
McKee’s annual motor car exhibition is one of the top shows in the area with its unique garden setting. The show is hosted by our dedicated Car Show Committee including Dick Kesler, Bill Maule, Dave Prossick, Norman Ridgely, Chuck Roberts, Wayne Sandlin, John Schumann, Jr., and Jerry Weick.
In conjunction with the car show, visitors will be able to enjoy McKee’s new Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors Exhibition, which is on display now through May 1, 2022. This exhibition features 10 animatronic dinosaurs, such as the mighty T. rex of North America; the bi-pedal predator Herrerasaurus, one of the first dinosaurs to appear on Earth, and the bizarre, bony-crested Oviraptor from Mongolia. Where else can you enjoy rare automobiles and extinct dinosaurs for the price of one exhibit? The Garden Café will be open for lunch during this event and will feature a wide array of lunch options.
This project is sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and the State of Florida (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).
Admission: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors (65+)/Youth (13-17), and $10 Children (2-12). McKee members and children under 2 are free. Advance tickets are available at the Garden’s Gift & Book Shop during regular business hours. McKee Botanical Garden is located at 350 US Highway 1, Vero Beach. For more information, call 772.794.0601 or visit www.mckeegarden.org.
About McKee Botanical Garden
McKee Botanical Garden is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to nurture and enhance a historic garden in a unique tropical setting for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of all.