10th Annual Bonsai Bash 2020

Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who generously donated gifts for the Live and Silent Auctions, advertised in our program, and sponsored tables at the Bash!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is privileged to be the recipient of the world-renowned collection of 100 tropical bonsai trees donated by the late James J. Smith. Smith had tremendous influence over how the trees would be displayed. Architect Peter Yoor described the Gallery, as “sino-cracker” or where sushi meets fried mullet! Our mission is practiced daily: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.

Thanks to all who attended this year’s event.
We hope that you have been inspired to learn more about the impact that Heathcote has on audiences, young and old! We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress!

Program advertisers and others who helped make this event possible:

Table Sponsors:

  • Cris Adams
  • Scott & Donna Dennis
  • Karen Cashen
  • Madeleine Warns
  • Wendy & David Gordon
  • Patti & Carlos Diaz

Auction Donors:

  • 12A Buoy
  • 2nd Street Bistro
  • Adam’s Ranch
  • Cris Adams
  • Lisa Jill Allison
  • Bottom’s Up Public House
  • Mimi Brown
  • Chic and Shore Things
  • Judy Coffman
  • Allie Comer
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery
  • Costa Azul Restaurant
  • Scott & Donna Dennis
  • Patti & Carlos Diaz
  • Chris Donohue
  • Alan Edelstein
  • Susan M. Edwards
  • Janet Fuller
  • Judy “Gibbs” Goolsby
  • Harbour Ridge Golf & Country Club
  • Susan Harris
  • Heathcote Bonsai Bash Committee
  • Carl Hensley
  • Sherry Horton
  • Mayor Linda Hudson
  • Initially Yours
  • Internationally U
  • Jetson TV and Appliance
  • Julie Lounibos
  • Kendra Scott
  • Main Street Fort Pierce
  • Lana McClain
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Merrily Minardi
  • Nino’s Restaurant
  • Oriental Trading
  • Nyla Pipes
  • Anita Prentice
  • Kate Rotindo
  • Seriously Mixed Media
  • Jack Shelton
  • Jenny Shibona
  • Studio Bella
  • Sunrise  City Cafe
  • Taylor Creek Optical
  • Bob & Laurie Wade
  • Madeleine Warns
  • Whirled Ink Gallery Inc.
  • Pete & Lee Whitridge
  • Clay Yates

 

Heathcote's Bonsai Bash sponsors and donors

9th Annual Bonsai Bash 2019

Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who generously donated gifts for the Live and Silent Auctions, advertised in our program, and sponsored tables at the Bash!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is privileged to be the recipient of the world-renowned collection of 100 tropical bonsai trees donated by the late James J. Smith. Smith had tremendous influence over how the trees would be displayed. Architect Peter Yoor described the Gallery, as “sino-cracker” or where sushi meets fried mullet! Our mission is practiced daily: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment. Thanks to all who attended this year’s event. We hope that you have been inspired to learn more about the impact that Heathcote has on audiences, young and old! We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress!

Silent Auction Donors:

E. Backus & Museum, Adam’s Ranch, Cris Adams, Lillian Aguiar, Casa Azteca, Nannette Billings, 2nd Street Bistro, 12A Bouy, The Bradford Steakhouse, Brevard Bonsai Society, Mimi Brown, Bunk House Coffee Bar, Miriam & Peter Charles, Chico’s, Judy Coffman, Sam Comer, Hollie Conger, Scott & Donna Dennis, Patti & Carlos Diaz, Chris Donohue, Wendy Dwyer, Susan M. Edwards, Gail Flesche, Ed Fry, Janet Fuller, Gator Trace Golf & Country Club, Giordano’s Floral Creations, Martha Gonzales, Judy “Gibbs” Goolsby, Harbour Ridge Golf and Country Club, Trina Wise Henkel, Carl Hensley, Sherry Horton, Mayor Linda Hudson, Jetson TV and Appliance, Joan Kantor, Ann Marie Loveridge, Carolyn Luxion, Lana McClain, McKee Botanical Gardens, Merrily Minardi, Nails by Sabrina, Carol Norman, Pelican Yacht Club, Peter’s Steakhouse, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PRP Wine International, Quail Creek Plantation, Lori Q. Reyes, Dr. Tred J. Rissacher, Slim Body Laser Spa, Rooster in the Garden, Rosslow’s, Kate Rotindo, Save the Chimps, Inc., Jaquelyn Schindehett, Seriously Mixed Media, Sheriff Ken Mascara/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, UDT Navy Seal Museum, Bob & Laurie Wade, Mike Waninger, Whirled Ink Gallery Inc., White’s Tackle, Lee Whitridge, Theresa Wyres, Clay Yates.
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Live Auction Items:

aruba ocean villas auction donation
aruba ocean villas auction donation

fishing charter with carlos diaz auction item
dinner with Miriam and Peter Charles auction itemharbour ridge golf donationpelican yacht club auction donation

ARUBA OCEANFRONT VILLA FOR 5 NIGHTS

Enjoy a 5 night/6 day stay at this luxury Oceanfront Villa — including a chef prepared dinner to be enjoyed at the palapa, perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, poolside under the stars or inside. The Villa, with private saltwater pool is located in the San Nicolas district — about a 30 minute drive south of the airport; a 2 minute drive or bike ride from Aruba’s two most famous beautiful beaches – Baby Beach & Rodger’s Beach. Airfare NOT included. Click here for more details.

OVER-WATER VILLA IN ARUBA FOR 3 NIGHTS

Beautiful over-water villa; 3 night/4 day stay Romantic for 2 in an absolutely stunning setting. Watch the sunsets while sipping wine in your own little piece of heaven. Taxes, Service Fees & Breakfast included. Airfare NOT included. >Click here for more details.

BONSAI STAND NAMING

Your name prominently displayed on a Bonsai Stand in the Bonsai Garden for an entire year — what a way to make a statement and show that you are, indeed, a friend of the Garden. You can put your own name or honor a loved one.

FISHING CHARTER FOR 2 OR SIGHTSEEING CHARTER FOR 4

Come sail with Captain Carlos Diaz on his boat – a 25-foot open fisherman Sea Hunt – offshore fish with a buddy for sailfish or take a relaxing cruise the coastal waterway with friends. Either way, time on the water is time well-spent. And ladies – this would be an excellent birthday or anniversary for your special guy.

BOTANICAL GARDEN RENTAL FOR 25

Ever wanted to entertain in the Garden? This is your chance. Have a birthday party, a small wedding or just an evening out with friends! Cater a dinner or have just cocktails in the pavilion. Entertain like this is your own private garden. This is an offer that doesn’t come around often.

HARBOUR RIDGE GOLF PACKAGE

Golfers take note! Round of golf for 4 plus a delicious lunch! Good for 12pm any day from May 1 through September 30, 2019. Come enjoy a wonderful day of golfing.

DINNER FOR 10 AT MIRIAM AND PETER CHARLES HOUSE

This is an annual favorite. Everyone who has ever spent an evening with Miriam and Peter in their beautiful waterfront home, eating gourmet food and drinking wine will tell you that this is a “can’t miss” experience. Miriam’s food and Peter’s gracious hosting will entertain and satisfy even the most discerning diners. This is an evening that will delight.

RCI VACATION

The time-share adventure of a lifetime! Go anywhere in the world that RCI has a facility…and that is just about anywhere you can think of—Europe, Africa, Asia, or here in the beautiful USA. 6 nights hotel accommodations. Now is the time to find that low airfare and go on the trip you always dreamed of! AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

COASTAL FLIGHT FOR 2

See our coastline from a unique perspective — from the sky! Join your pilot, Ed Frye, and tour the Treasure Coast area in a plane for a private tour not usually offered in this area. Then join Ed and his wife for lunch at the airport. This is an exciting way to spend a sunny day.

AIRBOAT RIDE FOR 3

Join Clay Yates on an adventure that you won’t forget. This is a private airboat tour by someone that knows the area well. See sights that are not available to most folks and enjoy a unique and memorable day.

ONE YEAR TRIAL MEMBERSHIP — PELICAN YACHT CLUB

Try “The Club” for a one-year complimentary trial membership. No membership fees, just fun, friends, food and drink. If you ever thought about joining and just weren’t sure, this is the perfect way to “try it first.” $1200 yearly minimum spending requirement and members are subject to membership committee approval.

ART PIECE – MYSTICAL DOTS

Call this amazing piece of colorful art your own. This artist, Judy “Gibbs’ Goolsby, is famous for her hidden cats in her art pieces. See if you and your friends can find the cat in this one!

Heathcote’s BONSAI BASH Under the Asian Moon!

Cocktails, Live & Silent Auctions and Tastings-by-the-bite in the Bonsai Gallery and on the Main Lawn. Proceeds from the event sustain the treasured James Smith Bonsai Collection and the educational programs of Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

R.S.V.P. : 772-464-4672 Individual Reserved Seating: $85, Table for Eight: $700 Member Reserved Seating: $75, Member Table for Eight: $600 $1,000 Sponsor Table for Eight, includes full page ad Tickets are available in the gift shop or online HERE Call 772-464-4672 for more information.
Online ticket sales

Win “Bunting Under the Sun,” framed mosaic by Anita Prentice

framed mosaic by Anita Prentice

Bunting Under the Sun

Framed mosaic donated by artist ANITA PRENTICE to benefit Heathcote Botanical Gardens

DRAWING MARCH 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

TICKET DONATION: $10 ea. or three for $25

Tickets are available online, in the Gift Shop and Heathcote’s office, as well as at the Bonsai Bash on February 23rd.

Volunteers Needed

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019:

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019

Laura Cooper, Donna Dennis, Karen Cashen, Patti Diaz, Gail Flesche, Diane Kimes

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019
Standing: Scott Dennis, Carlos & Patti Diaz (chairs), Carl Hensley
Seated:Laura Cooper, Karen Cashen, Gail Flesche, Donna Dennis
Not pictured: Cris Adams, Frank Flesche, Frank Lot, Lana McClain, Madeleine Warns, Clay Yates

Photo Gallery:

Heathcote Nursery History

Preserving Heathcote’s House

Yesterday, Today, Together

Heathcote Botanical Gardens’ origins date back nearly 100 years to a nursery in Scarsdale, New York. What began as a tropical and exotic nursery in the 1930’s remains a cultural, educational resource today!

Today, Heathcote house serves as the center of activity for programming, research, volunteer engagement and a meeting space for community members to help fulfill our mission. It represents our past as well as our future.

Preserving our Heritage at Heathcote Botanical Gardens

Heathcote House 1960

Heathcote House circa 1960

At the heart of Heathcote is its historical house, now serving as administrative offices.

Built by the late Dr. J.E. Leininger during the height of Florida’s land boom in 1922, it later became home to the H.H. Willis family and followed by the Carlton family. Mollie and Jim Crimmins, owners of Heathcote Nursery, called it home for more than 30 years. OC “Pete” Peterson, helped orchestrate its move from Delaware Avenue to its current location at Savannah Road in 1967.
Heathcote Botanical Gardens Mission

Heathcote House 2018

Heathcote House 2018

This gabled-roof home, with its storied past is nearing its Centennial Anniversary and needs our help.

Time and technology have overtaken the electrical system, which is sorely out of date. Vital repairs are essential to maintain compliance of safety standards and to ensure insurance coverage.

Other electrical needs include replacing outdated wiring and the addition of ample capacity to meet the technology needs of the 21st century both in Heathcote House and around the Gardens.

A benefit of this outcome ensures that the Gardens remain illuminated for the 2018 Garden of Lights.

Other interior and exterior work continues, including painting and the completion of wood rot repair exacerbated by Hurricane Mathew and Irma. Additional funds raised will be dedicated to the continued improvement of Heathcote House.

 

This historical jewel is at the heart of our true purpose… education.

We invite you to support our Summer Appeal and help restore this critical component of our operations.

Funds raised will allow us to continue our work to improve this treasured home and ensure that the house, along with the Gardens, will be here for generations to come.

Your gift makes it possible for Heathcote to remain the center of education, inspiration and the enjoyment of this treasured green heart of our community.

We hope you will join us in supporting this vital appeal for the electrical, as well as restorative needs to maintain this treasured house! There is no gift too small.

For details on other ways to give, please contact Diane Kimes at 772-464-4672.
Thank you!

Bonsai Bash 2018 Sponsors

Bonsai Bash Donors and Sponsors 2018

Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who generously donated gifts for the Live and Silent Auctions, advertised in our program, and sponsored tables at the Bash!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is privileged to be the recipient of the world-renowned collection of 100 tropical bonsai trees donated by the late James J. Smith. Smith had tremendous influence over how the trees would be displayed. Architect Peter Yoor described the Gallery, as “sino-cracker” or where sushi meets fried mullet!

Our mission is practiced daily: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.

Thanks to all who attended this year’s event. We hope that you have been inspired to learn more about the impact that Heathcote has on audiences, young and old! We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress!

Live Auction Donors:

Event Sponsors:

  • Drs. Madeleine & Doug Warns
  • American Bonsai Society
  • Theresa Wyres
  • Toshiba Business Solutions
  • Anonymous

Table Sponsors:

  • Cris Adams
  • Charles Family
  • Patti Diaz / Lana McClain
  • Wendy & Dave Gordon
  • Wendy Dwyer & Dan Hafner
  • Libuha Family
  • Madeleine Warns

Silent Auction Donors:

2nd Street Bistro, Cris Adams, Tina Adams, Lisa Jill Allison, Backus Museum, Nan Billings, Mimi Brown, Miriam & Peter Charles, Coastal Comforts, Coffman Collection, Sam & Allie Comer, Jim & R. L. Davenport, Chris Donohue, Wendy Dwyer, Susan Edwards, G. Alan Jewelers, Gafford Restaurant, Gardner Lock Shop, Gator Trace, Gerd Hambsch, Harbour Ridge, Heathcote Board of Trustees, Carl & Kathryn Hensley, Sherry Horton, Linda Hudson, Islamorada Beer Co., Suzanne Jensen, Jetson, Kemp Shoe,  SalonKilwins, Diane Kimes, Mitch Kloorfain, Debbie Lanier, Larry Lee, Jr., Laser Slim Body Spa, Lindsay Hager Designs, Ann Marie Loveridge, Lyric Theatre, Madison Estate Gallery, Lana McClain ,Maureen Melvin, Nails by Sabrina, Nutrition World, Greg Oarvec, Peter’s Steakhouse, ,Quail Creek, Jane Rowley, Save the Chimps, Seoul Gardens, Jack Shelton, Sunrise Theatre, Talk of the Town, Varsity Sports Shop, Bob & Laurie Wade, Madeleine Warns, Wellness Wise, Inc., John Wilson, Theresa Wyres, Clay Yates, Your Body Bliss

#GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday – Supporting This Local Treasure

The Season, the Reason to Give…

Today is Giving Tuesday and it’s the first time that Heathcote Botanical Gardens has participated!

Please join the movement and support Heathcote’s efforts to grow as a public cultural resource! Your year-end support will help us restore our Gardens after Hurricane Irma, as well as make vital improvements to our services and help in the restoration of Heathcote House!

#GivingTuesdayThis holiday season, take time to focus on presents that keep giving all year long!

A Garden Gift Membership provides a way to share with loved ones the importance of sustainability and ensures the essence of what the season is all about.

Your generous support of Heathcote Botanical Gardens on #GivingTuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Whether it’s a donation for ongoing program support or a gift membership, your donation helps Heathcote fulfill its mission to provide cultural, educational and recreational activities to visitors of all ages who enjoy our urban green space! We wouldn’t be here without you! Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

These days we take so many aspects of our life for granted. Donating to Heathcote ensures that this local treasure can continue its mission: To educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and to serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.

We appreciate your confidence and support of Heathcote so we can ensure that this valued resource is here today and for future generations to enjoy!