“This is Your Lagoon…Where we were…”

In collaboration with the Arts & Cultural Alliance St. Lucie County

Enjoy stepping back in time into our Pioneer House while learning a bit about our Indian River Lagoon.This is Your Lagoon invites you to cross the bridge of science and art. Over the course of the next year we will feature photography and science exploration, as it relates to the Indian River Lagoon. The focus is on the past in our current exhibit, “Where we were…” Enjoy black and white photos from our local families donated for the process from our St Lucie County Historical Society. Learn about the expanse of our lagoon, waterways and the importance of our history from agriculture to fishing and travel along the River. Enjoy stories from historians and history exhibits at the new Adams Cobb Cultural Center Hurricane Exhibit and St. Lucie County Regional History Center.

Watch for the progression of exhibits to “Where we are now…and Where we are going…” This collaboration will bring in noted scientists from FAU-Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute and Smithsonian Marine Station at Ft. Pierce. Local photographers in residence follow scientists to create a visual journey. Experience stepping into the works of renowned scientists right in your own backyard!

For further information call Heathcote Botanical Gardens 210 Savannah Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34982 (772) 464-4672 The exhibit is located in our pioneer house and our hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 9AM – 5PM

We Need Pots!

ASK FOR POTSWe have again partnered with all your favorite local artists to bring you Art in the Garden in September. We again need donations of clean, undamaged terra cotta plant pots of any size, which the artists will turn into beautiful pieces for your home and garden, as well as any unused ornamental garden pieces, even if they have seen better days! Please drop these off to the Gardens (Gift Shop area) in the next few weeks. Many thanks!

Save The Date Art For the Garden September 19, 2015 5pm-8pm at The Art House Gallery, 108 N 2nd Street, Fort Pierce, FL 34950

Winner of Treasure Coast Choice Award




We thank all of our Members, Volunteers, and Visitors for their votes!

We couldn’t do this without your support!


Artists are always welcome at the Gardens


 This beautiful 5 x 7 oil painting was painted here in the Garden yesterday by local artist Lori McNamera. She was joined in the Garden by a few other local artists who painted and sketched in different areas of the Garden.  We are so happy to have them join us and enjoy watching them work.


Shopping Online

Shopping online is a way of life and not just at the holiday’s.  All year round, people shop online for the convenience and time saving that we have all grown accustomed too.  There are many shopping sites who want to give back to local charities and non-profits as a thank you to their customers.  One of those sites is Amazon.com.  If you shop with Amazon, you have an option when you log in, to go to Amazon Smile, and pick a charity or non-profit that you like.  Heathcote is on that list and if you designate us as your charity, a small portion of your purchase comes back to Heathcote every month, all year long.  Books for your Kindle, gifts and lots more.  So please think about taking this simple step before your next purchase on Amazon.com

Thank you

Bonsai Gallery Designer Wins Landscape Award

Florida Nursery Growers & Landscape Association

2014 Landscape Awards

The FNGLA Landscape Awards Program was established in 1970 to recognize landscape excellence in Florida and after 44 years, this prestigious event is still going strong! FNGLA’s Landscape Division is pleased to honor the top projects submitted for their excellence in landscape.

On September 24, 2014 at the Landscape Show, Sam Comer was awarded the “Award of Excellence” as the Landscape Contractor and Landscape designer of the “James J. Smith Bonsai Gallery at Heathcote Botanical Gardens.”