Photographers at the Gardens

Local area photographers visited the gardens last week for a photo shoot of preliminary displays for the upcoming “Garden of Lights” holiday event.  The results were exceptional and we thank all who participated!

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Photographs courtesy of Skip Coffman, Barbara Oliver, Nancy Smith and Carol Stewart-Langnes.

Sponsorship Opportunities!

Play a leading role in your community and advertise your business at the same time.  Now is the chance for local Businesses or Individuals to sponsor various displays in our Treasure Coast Garden of Lights presented by Bud and Dot Adams during the month of December.  The Illumination will be the most innovative on the Treasure Coast and will be expanded year by year.


Flower bed

Some of the Sponsorships currently available:

  • “Flower” Bed Displays
  • S’mores Station
  • Treasure Coast Way
  • “Heathcote the Bear”


Call Robin at 772-464-4672 for details.

“Heathcote the Bear” has arrived!

Apparently “Heathcote the Bear” is anxious for the Garden of Lights to begin.  He arrived this week, 3 months earlier than expected.  Wouldn’t your business like to adopt him for the event?  Call Robin at 772-464-4672 for details.

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Presentation to the City Commissioners

On Monday July 20, 2015 Robin Goldman of Heathcote Botanical Gardens gave a presentation to Mayor Hudson and the City Commissioners of Fort Pierce, Florida on the upcoming Treasure Coast Garden of Lights presented by Bud and Dot Adams. Heathcote Botanical Gardens in Fort Pierce will be hosting this event on weekends from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. The Commissioners and Mayor Hudson gave their enthusiastic support for this event both publicly and privately. Volunteers are continuing their preparations to display the hundreds of Light Flowers in the Garden as well as other lighting effects. The Illumination will be the most innovative on the Treasure Coast and will be expanded year by year. Assisting Robin for the evening were volunteers Tom and Judy Salmon.


To view the recorded meeting click on the following link when the page opens, find in the right hand section “11 a. MISCELLANEOUS REPORTS & REQUESTS”, then click on the green video icon to the left of “Presentation “Garden of Lights” by Robin Goldman, Fundraiser/Event Coordinator with Heathcote Botanical Gardens”.

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Garden of Lights

Heathcote Botanical Gardens will host the Bud & Dot Adams Present the 2015 Treasure Coast Garden of Lights holiday illumination beginning Friday November 27th 2015. The event will run every weekend evening until early January 2016.

Volunteers today are engaged in the design and construction of the light flowers that will highlight the display. Totally unique to the Treasure Coast area, it is expected that thousands of visitors will visit during the first and subsequent years. Hundreds of “flowers” are needed and shown to the right are 11 volunteers engaged in that effort. Additional volunteers are always welcome to assist with this event.

Please call 772-464-4672 or email with any questions or to volunteer.

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 We are also looking for individuals or businesses to sponsor various areas of the garden.  Please call Robin at 772-464-4672 to discuss the various levels of sponsorships.

To the left is the “puddle” which is just a hint of the “pond” to come!


Holiday Lights

Come visit the Gardens and look at the lights.  We will be open late for your viewing pleasure on 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 12/22 and 12/29 from 5 PM – 8 PM.  Regular admission rates apply.  Members free!

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