Great opening weekend!

Sam Wolfe from TC Palm captured the event with Santa, “Heathcote the Bear”,  s’mores and the numerous displays.  You can view his collection at the following link:

GL Cooking S'mores

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.


Postcards from Home

Erick Gill, Public Information Manager for St. Lucie County, has produced two “Postcards from Home” video segments about Heathcote. The first features an interview with Miriam Charles, our Director and Head Gardener, with general information about the Gardens. The second is an interview with Tom Salmon, Project Director for our Garden of Lights, with the story behind this sparkling event.

You can find them both on YouTube at the following link:

Just click and enjoy!


Garden of Lights opens this Friday with a special guest!

Bud and Dot Adams present the Treasure Coast Garden of Lights opens Friday November 27th at Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Fort Pierce, Florida.  The gates open at 5:30 PM and Special Guest, Santa Claus will arrive at 6 PM.  Garden of Lights, one of the most innovative Holiday Illuminations with its flowers of lights, will begin its inaugural season with Special Guest Santa Claus visiting with all the children in attendance. 

Santa and the Bear (Mobile)

Another sure to delight attraction will be “Heathcote the Bear” where visitors can take their “selfies” to share with friends and family.


Second Photo Shoot

Thanks to all the photographers who participated in our second photo shoot, which again resulted in some extraordinary images.  Beginning Friday evening November 27 from 5:30-9:30 PM, you can see these innovative displays and more at our upcoming “Garden of Lights” event!

GL PS2 RS_potters bench (Mobile)

GL PS2 SC_Bonsai blue pool (Mobile)

GL PS2 BC_Bird and Cat Tails (Mobile)

GL PS GS_0067 (Mobile)

GL PS2 BC_Pond4 (Mobile)

GL PS GS_0070 (Mobile)

GL PS2 RS_pond 1 (Mobile)

Photographs courtesy of Barb Catalano, Skip Coffman, Robert Sheets and Ginger Shoun.


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!

GL PS BO_2015-7 (Mobile)

GL PS BO_2015-9 (Mobile)

GL PS BO_2015-27 (Mobile)

GL PS NS_366 (Mobile)

GL PS CSL_7516 (Mobile)

GL PS BO_2015-3 (Mobile)

GL PS SC_3282 (Mobile)

GL PS Treasure and fish (Mobile)

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.

H bear - on the truck (Mobile)

H bear - unwrap 3 wp (Mobile)

H bear - he's Huge wp (Mobile)

H bear-smiling group (Mobile)