Special Thanks to Our 2016 Sponsors!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens would like to thank all of our sponsors
for making the Garden of Lights 2016 possible!

We look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come
and can only hope it becomes a tradition in your family as well.

Spotlight Sponsorship

Frances & Robert Bangert

Mike & Mimi Brown – Harbor Community Bank

Lamplight Sponsorship

Walter & Bobbie Deemer

David Martin

Maureen & Vern Melvin

Tom & Judy Salmon

Candleglow Sponsorship

Bud & Dot Adams – Adam’s Ranch

Greg Childress – G. Alan Jewelry & Coins

Fort Pierce Utilities Authority


 Illuminator Sponsorship

Donna Beck

Allie & Sam Comer – Hayslip Landscape

Garden Club of Fort Pierce

St. Lucie West Garden Club

 Shining Stars Sponsorship

Cris Adams

Norma Cassens Axx

Sue & Keith Buckland – Buckland Insurance

Jill & Rick CreechCreech Engineers

R. Craig Cusato, DMD

Christina & Dan Donohue

Thomas J. & Donna Regan 

Dave & Beth Gessner

Diane & Tim Kimes

Marsha Miller

Val Niewieroski

Albert & Gloria Polizzi

St. Lucie Draft House & Sports Bar

Treasure Coast African Violet Society

Drs. Madeleine & Doug Warns

In-Kind Support

Pat Cochran

Bill Mercier

Mann Painting



Thank You To Our Fine Musicians!

            Many thanks to all the talented performers who are bringing the sounds of the season to our Garden of Lights.
Our sparkling lights seem even more festive when paired with their seasonal music. 

Music begins around 6 PM.


Throughout this event, local musicians offer a wide variety of holiday sounds.

All bring unique joy.  All are deeply appreciated!

Garden of Lights Tickets for Sale!


2nd Annual Heathcote Garden of Lights

2016 Tickets are currently available for presale.

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

Garden of Lights will be open

Friday, November 25th and runs Fridays & Saturdays through Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Closed Christmas Eve – Saturday December 24th

Will be open Thursday, December 22nd & Friday, December 23rd

Operating hours are 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

For more information on ordering tickets, contact our office 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


Garden of Lights Elves at Work

The calendar may say Spring, but at Heathcote the elves are busily preparing for the holidays.  Every Wednesday at 9:30 this crafty band gathers to construct glowing displays.  Besides the flowers and butterflies that you loved in last year’s Garden of Lights, they are experimenting with vegetables and critters too.  Want to join the fun?  Stop by any Wednesday morning or contact Tom and Judy Salmon at hbglights@mindspring.com for further information.

GOL corn workday

Garden of Lights Volunteers

The Board and management of Heathcote Botanical Garden wish to thank everyone who volunteered to make the inaugural season of Garden of Lights such a huge success. From the designers and creators of those light flowers to the dozens of individuals who “manned” the event.

Now, however, is the time to begin to plan and build for the 2016 Garden of Lights, because it is during the winter months that we have many more individuals available to help out, and in the summer it is simply too hot to work outside. Thus this call for volunteers to help construct the light flowers in order to expand the display to include more of the garden for a better visitor experience.

We shall incorporate a new Vegetable Garden and additional light “critters”, thus there will be ample opportunity for imaginative and creative minds to assist.  Work sessions are usually held from 10 to 12 on weekdays, but if enough people show interest an evening session can be scheduled. Construction of light flowers is not demanding and the sessions usually take on a social air as well.

To volunteer to be part of the most innovative holiday illumination in Florida please respond at 772-464-4672 or via e-mail to hbglights@mindspring.com.

Holiday Sights & Sounds at Garden of Lights

Many thanks to the St. Andrews Choir for adding joyful carols to our Garden of Lights event on December 12. Their lovely music was the perfect complement to our bright lights. A highlight was their rendition of “Here Comes Santa Claus” as Santa himself made a surprise visit.

GL Santa entrance 2

GL Mom and 2 girls

Garden of Lights continues through Jan 2, 2016 every Friday and Saturday evenings 5:30PM – 9:30PM with the exception of Christmas weekend when we’ll be open Saturday and Sunday evenings.