Walk through the covered bridge to the 15-acre botanical garden located at 150 W. University Blvd in Melbourne. The garden located on the campus of Florida Institute of Technology.
The Dent Smith Trail named after the man who helped develop the palm garden at FIT. A monument in honor of Dr. Jerome P. Keuper, president of the institute and founder of the botanical garden. Creeks and trails throughout the garden as well as over two-hundred palms. Have a picnic on one of the tables or just sit and relax on one of the benches donated by friends of the garden.
Palms from all over the world encompass the garden. From the Bottle Palm native to the Mascarene Islands in the Indian Ocean to the King Palm from the rainforests of eastern Australia. Cabbage, Paurotis and Royal Palms native to Florida.
Print a map and download the self-guided tour. The botanical garden is lush and very serene. Entrance to the garden is free; hours of operation on the website.