29th Annual Garden Festival

Join us for our 29th Annual Garden Festival!

Saturday, November 19th, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m.


Sunday, November 20th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. til 4:00 p.m.


Vendors from all of the state will be here selling a variety of plants.
Children activities and refreshments will also be available.

Volunteer Opportunities

Advertising Opportunities Vendor Opportunities

If you have any further questions,

please email Taylor at tjenkins@heathcotebotanicalgardens.org or by phone at 772-464-4672.

The Critters are here!

Critters are coming to our Garden of Lights.

Nestled among our spectacular light flowers this year, you will find an assortment of critters who call this their habitat.



Here, volunteer Valerie Niewieroski fashions a stunning snake out of strings of lights.

Our Garden of Lights crew has been hard at work all year preparing these creative critters.

Check out this sneak peak and get ready to come this holiday season to see the beautiful Garden of Lights

Admission $5 Adults & $3 Children (ages 6-12)


Maureen and friend


A New Addition to Heathcote’s Children Educational Programs

Heathcote would like to give a big thank you to Sam Comer, of Hayslip Landscape, for donating stone benches to create an outdoor classroom for children.  Located next to our Pioneer House, the benches rest beneath a roof of shady oak branches.  They make a perfect natural spot for Educator Nan Billings to conduct her unique classes.


Nan Billings offers a wide variety of Children Education classes.

Contact Nan with any questions or to schedule a class at




Last Day of Summer Camp, Day 5

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Camp Graduation

Our last day of summer camp featured a lesson on life in the pioneer days.

Kids shook cream to make butter, kneaded dough, and even washed clothes on a washboard and hung them on a line with wooden pegs.



 Colorful fruit was the food for the day.

Campers scooped melon into a watermelon bowl and speared fruit on kabobs.

A watermelon seed spitting contest rounded out the activities.




Campers received a certificate of completion to add to their recipe binders.



A big thanks to Miss Nan for a week of learning and fun!



Summer Camp, Day 4

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

On day 4, our campers prepared Asian food.

Each camper had a chance to work with hand tools, like a veggie peeler, and electric tools, like a salad shooter.

They made California roll flowers and rainbow spring rolls with fresh ginger peanut sauce.

Kids snipped recipes from food magazines to add to their camping journals for more cooking adventures at home!

Our summer camp is so grateful to Nelson Family Farms for their generous donations of the wonderful fresh fruits and veggies for our recipes each day! 








Summer Camp, Day 3


Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Spiders R Us!

Our Wild About Cooking Summer Camp featured garden spiders on Day 3. First, kids made spider webs out of sticks and string.

They sipped infused water, flavored with oranges and mangos.

Smoothies made of avocadoes, bananas, and chocolate, were a cool treat with the spicy Mexican lunch of salsa and layered salad. A sour cream “web” decorated the salad.

A spider fun quiz and folktale rounded out the theme.





Summer Camp, Day 2

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Both kids and frogs were hopping on the 2nd day of our Wild About Cooking Camp. Origami frogs and sea grape leaf “lily pads” were the craft of the day.

Cucumber frogs sat beside plates of tasty veggie people. Campers hiked around the Gardens looking for real frogs.

In the Japanese Garden, campers set their lily pads afloat in a small pond.







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