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Pioneer Family Days

Listen to a recorded podcast with Drew Mellow from WQCS and Cynthia Warren and Nan Billings from Heathcote as they describe the growth of Heathcote over the years and the exciting learning experiences from Pioneer Family Days.

Pioneer Family Days

Experience life in the 1800's as you go "Back to the Basics" with fun for the entire family. Regular admission: Members and Veterans free, Non-Members $6, seniors $5, children ages 6 - 12 $2, and children 5 and under free.

Dates (Saturdays):

April 12, 2014

2 fall dates (TBD)

Spring Garden Sale

Saturday, May 3rd 9:00am – 4pmfp-sping-garden-sale
Sunday, May 4th 10:00am – 4pm

Admission - $6.00 or $3.00 and 3 cans of food for donation to the Salvation Army.

Plants, Flowers, Supplies, Garden Tools, Art Work, and More....

Kid's Activities and Food. Lots of fun for all!

For more details on the Garden Sale or vendor information call Heathcote Botanical Gardens at 772-464-4672.

210 Savannah Road
Ft. Pierce, Fl 34982

4th Annual Bonsai Ball

Heathcote Botanical Gardens hosted its Fourth Annual Bonsai Ball on March 29th. The event proved both entertaining and profitable, as staff report proceeds of approximately $28,700.00 and gross income of $42,900.00. Costs were kept low with generous sponsors and donors. Funds raised will support the James J. Smith Bonsai Gallery and the Gardens as a whole.

Rain drops forced all of the activities to be scheduled under the Asian themed “big top” and certainly didn’t dampen spirits. The Fusha Taiko Drummers added to the “Year of the Horse” theme as they displayed their rhythmic talents and traditional clothing. Auctioneer Reed Hartman kept the bidding paddles moving through many interesting and unique items and ended the evening with great fun, selling a flock of 30 fancy Flamingoes, hand painted by artist Doug Macon, to eager folks under the tent.

Cris Adams, President of the Board of Trustees for Heathcote, noted, “ The enthusiasm and generosity of the whole community created our success with this event. We thank everyone who helped to make this evening special.

Bonsai Master James J. Smith donated 100 tropical bonsai to Heathcote Botanical Gardens in 2009. This exhibit, the largest public collection of tropical bonsai in the United States, is a magnet for new visitors to Heathcote.

Robin Goldman
Fundraiser/Event Coordinator
Email: rgoldman (at)

After School Gardening with Nan Billings

After School Gardening for Children

"Growing Healthy Kids"

  • The fee is $10.00 per month.
  • Classes are every Thursday afternoon from 4:30 to 5:30.
  • Kids will experience hands-on fun and ecological lessons while learning to love their vegetables! Come play in our dirt! Ideal for children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

Updated for the 2013 school year!

Monthly themes:
  • September: Plant Detectives
  • October: Planting and Eating a Rainbow
  • November: Cooking and Tasting the Harvest
  • December: Ecology, Recycling & Eco-Art

To register call 772-464-4672