Windsor’s Community Spotlight Series: McKee Botanical Garden Children’s Garden
The Windsor Community Spotlight Series continued yesterday evening with a talk by founding Principal of Didier Design Studio, Emmanuel Didier. Didier shared a presentation at the community’s Town Hall that outlined his vision for a Children’s Garden at McKee. A question and answer session followed and the evening concluded with a reception, allowing attendees to mingle with Didier over cocktails.
“As an architect, being able to present the plans for the Children’s Garden at McKee to the Windsor community was made even more poignant by the breathtaking backdrop of Windsor’s architecture,” commented Didier. “The tranquil setting was equaled only by the warm reception and enthusiastic response I received from Windsor residents. I look forward to returning.”
For years Windsor has enjoyed an enviable reputation as a community that demonstrates clear and committed support for the many arts and cultural organizations that make Vero Beach such a special place. Throughout the season, Windsor’s Community Spotlight Series showcases the area’s cultural offerings by inviting leaders of the various nonprofit organizations to share news on their latest developments. The revolving series of lectures is held in the serene environment of Windsor’s Town Hall.
Carefully designed to spark imagination through exploration, the Children’s Garden at McKee incorporates a variety of elements – sand, water, wind, sky, jungle – to inspire creative play and interaction with nature at every turn, all in a close-to-one-acre setting. With features that appeal to every sense, the garden will encourage children to connect with nature in their own ways, writing their own stories and making memories to last a lifetime.
Since becoming independent from the Indian River Land Trust in 2003, McKee Botanical Garden has remained vibrant with strong leadership and commitment to excellence. As a natural complement to McKee’s established reputation for merit among similar cultural facilities in the Indian River County, the Children’s Garden at McKee is a unique project that will nurture and promote physical interaction and exploration for children in a world surrounded by technology.
Windsor (www.windsorflorida.com) is a private residential community spanning 425 acres of lush barrier island between the Indian River and the Atlantic Ocean in Vero Beach, Florida. Established in 1989 by Hilary and W. Galen Weston of Toronto, Canada, Windsor was designed by renowned town planners Andrés Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk in the New Urbanism style of residential living, one that offers public and community spaces framed by timeless architecture and landscape design that celebrates its tropical and unspoiled setting. Windsor is comprised of 350 homesites in various styles including village homes, cottages and country estates, all remarkable for their signature Anglo-Caribbean architecture and gracious living.
Windsor provides homeowners privacy and seclusion combined with the finest amenities, exemplary services and sporting activities. Members enjoy an 18-hole links-style golf course, Har-Tru tennis courts, an Equestrian Centre, full-sized polo field, over four miles of riding trails, a fully equipped Fitness Centre, and Gun Club. The Clubhouse, with interiors designed by Yabu Pushelberg, is a favorite gathering place much like the Beach Club which features private cabanas, its own restaurant, a pool-side Cabana Bar and 25-metre swimming pool. Windsor is also known for its art gallery featuring a revolving series of world-class exhibitions, and a Town Hall, which serves as a chapel and a venue for weddings, concerts and lectures.