Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser

Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser Event

Join us at Heathcote’s BONSAI BASH fundraiser where East meets West!

Cocktails, Silent Auction, Tastings-by-the-bite entertainment and more 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. by February 15, 2018
Reserved table of eight $700.
Reserved seating $100 per person.
$50 per person general admission.

Tickets are available in the gift shop or online HERE

Call 772-464-4672 for more information.

Online ticket sales

Win “The Sunny Side” mosaic by Anita Prentice

Anita Prentice Mosaic

Anita Prentice Mosaic “The Sunny Side”

Framed mosaic donated by artist extraordinaire
ANITA PRENTICE To benefit Heathcote Botanical Gardens

DRAWING MARCH 16, 2018

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

Tickets are available in the Gift Shop and Heathcote’s office as well as at the Bonsai Bash on February 24th.

Garden of Lights 2017

The Treasure Coast’s most innovative and unique holiday illumination!

The Garden of Lights 2017 features a walk through Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens illuminated with thousands of lights handcrafted into colorful seasonal and whimsical garden displays. Refreshments, the Gardens favorite – S’mores, music and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus continue as part of the five-week Celebration!

SEE THE GARDENS IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT!

Advance ticket sales are now available online and at the Garden’s gift shop as well as at the gate on any night of the event.

November 24th through December 30th.
Every Friday and Saturday nights, 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

Avoid the lines and get your tickets ahead of time!
Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you at the time of sale. You can get them HERE.

Gardening 411

Garden Festival Schedule of Events

Join us at Heathcote this weekend for the
30th Annual Garden Festival

This year’s Garden-Fest includes a variety of plant and flower vendors, garden supplies, garden arts & crafts, children’s activities, refreshments, demonstrations and more.

Visitors will gain insights of conservation efforts and take away ideas that can be put to work in their home gardens.

Get advice, ask questions or stop by to chat. Ask the experts!

  • All sessions will take place in the Pioneer House unless noted. 

SATURDAY events 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

9:30 am – Creating a Florida Friendly Landscape – Life After Lawn – Kate Rotindo
10:00 am – What’s up with a Watershed? (Children’s Activities) – Robert Pike
11:00 am – Post-Hurricane Landscape Issues – Kate Rotindo
12:30 – Attracting Pollinators and Propagators to your Garden – Ann Marie Loveridge
                 President, Florida Native Plant Society, Lakola’s Mint Chapter
2:00 pm – Creating a Florida Friendly Landscape – Kate Rotindo

SUNDAY events 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

10:00 am – What’s up with a Watershed? (Children’s Activities) – Robert Pike
Noon – Planting a Butterfly Garden with Florida Natives – Ann Marie Loveridge
1:30 pm – Care and Maintenance of Bonsai Trimming demonstration – Seth Nelson
                      Heathcote Botanical Gardens Bonsai Curator

FREE ADMISSION – Call: 772-464-4672 for more information.

Ground Cover

Alternatives to Turf

Turning Problem Spaces into Featured Places

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Kate Rotindo

Kate Rotindo

Tired of high maintenance lawns? A beautiful lawn can be an appealing part of your home landscape, but sometimes turf-grass doesn’t perform as well as you would like. A variety of ground covers and plants can be used to replace these areas.

Ground covers are low-growing plants used within a landscape. Selecting which types of plants are appropriate for you depends on a variety of factors (e.g., location within your yard, soil conditions, etc.).

This workshop will cover how to choose plants and ground covers that are appealing to the eyes and take little effort.

Presented by Kate Rotindo, Urban Horticulture Agent for St. Lucie County UF-IFAS.

Free to HBG members and master gardeners; Regular admission price for non-members.
Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch.
Call to register: 772-464-4672

Bonsai Repotting Workshop

Bonsai Repotting Workshop

Bonsai need to be regularly repotted, especially younger bonsai (under 10 yrs. old) due to various factors: their pots become root bound; soil runs out of nutrients and imbalances of salt and Ph levels occur etc. Repotting will help to correct this and enable the bonsai to reach its full potential with fresh growing medium and pruning overgrown or excessive roots.

Apart from watering, repotting is probably one of the most important and misunderstood processes. It is also a good time to thin your plant’s foliage mass to help reduce the stress on the bonsai.

Heathcote’s bonsai curator Seth Nelson will show you when you should repot, how to repot, what you need to repot your bonsai, and much more.

Feel free to bring your own tree and a pot that you’d like to work with and learn step-by-step as you go.

Saturday, September 30th: 10 AM – 11:30 AM

$10 for members, $20 for non-members
Call to register: 772-464-4672

Images from adamaskwhy.com

Garden Festival Vendors

30th Annual Garden Festival

Garden Festival 2017

 

The 30th Annual Fall Garden Fest (yes, thirty years!) will be held on November 18th & 19th!

Join us for our very popular annual garden festival and plant sale where you’ll find an exceptional selection of plants, flowers, herbs, garden tools, supplies and much more.

Get advice, ask questions or stop by to chat. Ask the experts!
Attend any or all of our Gardening 411 activities.

FREE admission  Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year’s festival Vendors will include: Tropiflora, LLC. and Odom’s Orchids, Inc. as well as Akamia Accents, Atizana Inspired, D & D Growers, D.R. Bates Liners & Gallons, Doctor Kirchner-Natural Weed Killer, The Garden Market, J & P Nursery, Johns Jungle, Liquid Gold Natural Honey Products, Orchids in Bloom, Our Vital Earth, Inc., Peter’s Croton  & Cordylines Nursery, Soil mates Garden Expressions andTreasure Coast Bee Keepers.

Our Non-profit partners include:  St Lucie County Master Gardeners, Treasure Coast African Violet Society, Treasure Coast Junior Master Gardeners, Treasure Coast WoodTurners Guild, and University Of Florida Biological Control Research & Containment Laboratory.
Kid’s Activities and lots of food. Come and join in the fun!

Check out this year’s schedule of events: HERE

  • Vendors interested in participating can get more information HERE
  • Interested in volunteering? We always need new Co-Horts! Find out more HERE
Wild About Berries

Wild About Berries

2nd Saturdays – Fresh For Kids

Our new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden and are held the second Saturday of every month.

Join us this Saturday for some arts and crafts with berries!

Bring your friends & share this event!

Free for members.
Free with admission for non-members.

Please note: One adult is required for every three children in the class.

For more information call: 772-464-4672

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