Upcoming Pest & Disease Class

Adina Lehrman

of The Compost Gardener & Florida Regenerative Landscapes

is partnering with

Heathcote Botanical Gardens

to host

Pests & Disease in the Organic Garden

Saturday, October 8th, 2016 from 11 a.m. til 1 p.m.

Hosted in the Pioneer House

$15 Members / $20 Non-Members

Call today to reserve your spot 772-464-4672

Limited Spots Available

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.







Summer Camp, Day 1

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Children gathered for the first day of Heathcote’s Wild About Cooking Summer Camp!

They learned to slice and stir fry to create tasty teriyaki pineapple boats and even a funny pineapple fish for decoration.









Beginners Tropical Bonsai Course

The intention of this course is to introduce tropical bonsai in a way that anyone with no horticultural experience can understand. Participants will receive all the materials necessary to create and take home their first tropical bonsai. The course will cover basic bonsai styles and techniques as well as explain the necessary horticulture required to maintain a healthy bonsai. This includes watering, pruning, wiring, re-potting, and fertilizing.

This class will be held Sunday, June 19th, 2016 from 1pm-4pm. You will receive a Water Jasmine Bonsai Tree, pot, pruning shear, and soil along with three hours of instruction at the cost of $75. Additional classes will be offered in the future and will feature a new species each class. Preregistration is preferred. Inquiries can be made by email to sethnelson10@gmail.com or to the office at 772-464-4672.

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