Heathcote's Showdown on the Green

Heathcote’s Showdown on the Green

Indian Hills Golf CourseJuly 29th, 2017 at Indian Hills Golf Course.

1600 South Third Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Clubhouse/Office 772-465-8110

8:00 am shotgun – Four Member Scramble Format

$65 per individual — $250 per team

Prizes for:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Longest Drive

Registration Includes:

  • Snacks & Awards Lunch
  • Cart & Greens Fees

For more information call us at 772-464-4672

Bonsai Garden

7th Annual Bonsai Ball

The Year of the Fire Rooster

7th Annual Bonsai BallJoin us Saturday, March 25 at 5:00 p.m. for Heathcote Botanical Garden’s 7th Annual Bonsai Ball
“The Year of the Fire Rooster.”
Tickets are $100 per person or $700 per table.

The event begins at 5:00 p.m. with an Asian-themed cocktail reception held in the Bonsai Gallery, followed by dinner, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event support the James J. Smith Bonsai Collection at Heathcote.

Renowned regional artist, Anita Prentice donated Mosaic artwork entitled, “Sunshine from the Garden”, in the style of Vincent Van Gogh, valued at $1500. The winning ticket will be drawn that evening. Raffle tickets are also available in the Garden Gift Shop.

This highly valued public collection is the largest assemblage of tropical bonsai in the United States. The Collection was gifted to Heathcote in 2010 by James J. Smith, who passed away June, 2016.

Heathcote celebrates more than thirty years as this community’s first not-for-profit horticultural and cultural resource. Our mission is to educate, inspire and serve to empower our community to become better stewards of our natural environment. Staff, donors & volunteers are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of this special urban green space, also known as the Green Heart of the Treasure Coast.

HOW YOU CAN HELP!

  • Donate an item for the Silent or Live Auction: examples include event tickets, golf foursomes, Gift certificates and Gift Cards for the Prosperity Tree, weekend get-aways are just a few examples.
  • Support Heathcote with an Ad in the Program Journal. For as little as $50, you can be featured at the event, along with the Journal available on our website through May 2017.
  • Join as at the Ball. Tickets are $100 per person or $700 per table. There is still time to sign up!

For more information about tickets or sponsorship:

Contact Heathcote Botanical Gardens at 772.464.4672 or by email to info@HeathcoteBotanicalGardens.org

7th Annual Bonsai Ball

2017 Calendar of Events and Workshops

WORKSHOPS

Birding in Botanical Gardens: Flowers, Birds & Recreation:

Thursday, January 26, 2017 9:00 a.m. Flowers are abundant around Heathcote and so are birds! Eva Ries, an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist Program, will take visitors through the property for bird viewing and discussion of species in the garden, and those migrating through the area. She’ll share tips on birding and what to look for at various times of the year in St. Lucie County. No cost to members and Garden Admission for non-members.

A Gardener’s Dilemma: Pest & Diseases in the Organic Garden:

Friday, March 10, 2017 10:30 a.m. Adina Lehrman of The Compost Gardener & Florida Regenerative Landscapes presents Pest & Disease in the Organic Garden. Learn natural solutions to controlling predatory insects as well as the use of microbe- based products to create a sustainable landscape and garden – 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982. Cost: $5 members (non-members $10) www.heathcotebotanicalgardens.org. RSVP to 772.464.4672 

Creating Outdoor Colorful Container Gardens

March 11, 2017: 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dress up your garden for spring with the creation of fabulous & colorful container gardens. Bring your own container or one will be provided for you to take home. Learn the best combinations and ideas for your other planters. Cost: $20 Members, $25, non-members. RSVP essential. RSVP 772.464.4672.

Spring Floral Arangements

Saturday, March 18, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – noon. Transform spring flowers into beautiful arrangements for your home in this hands-on workshop led by Rebecca Meuse. Bring your favorite vase or container, or one will be supplied. All materials are included & payment is required in advance for materials. Cost: $15 Members; $20 non-Members. RSVP Essential to 772.464.4672

Learning the Art of Bonsai

Saturday, April 1, 2017 10:30 am. Learn about the ancient artistry of Bonsai at this workshop by Heathcote’s Bonsai Curator, Seth Nelson; introducing audiences to the delicate convergence of nature and creative expression. Members $10; Non–members $20. RSVP 772.464.4672

Recurring Events & CoHort Volunteer Activities:

  • A Walk in the Garden Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. Curator/Head Gardener Miriam Charles or docent share highlights of the plant galleries of Heathcote.
    Garden Admission (free to members). January – May.
  • Conversational Spanish: a cultural immersion: Fridays, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. beginners welcome.
  • Ambassadors: Second Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. Spread the Word about Heathcote! Recruit new volunteers, lead a tour, staff a booth at community events, and speakers bureau.
  • Propagators & Horticulture helpers: Wednesday mornings 9:00 am – noon. Play in the dirt and help maintain the Gardens for all to enjoy. Bring your lunch and enjoy sharing your favorite gardening stories with other nature enthusiasts who make a difference at Heathcote.
  • Heathcote Helping Hands: 1st Monday of the month, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Do you have a passion for arts & crafts? A talent to share, or do you enjoy socializing with a dedicated group of dynamic women, whose talents support the Garden Gift Shop? Call 772.464.4672 for more information.
  • Coffee With CoHorts (New Volunteer Orientation): Third Thursdays of each Month (March 16, April 20, May 18): Volunteers sustain Heathcote to help maintain collections, growing plants, Garden Gift Shop/Admissions & special events. Everyone makes a difference! RSVP to 772.464.4672.

    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Adams Ranch Bar-B-Que, Friday, February 24, 2017, 11:00 am – 2:00 p.m.

    Spend a day enjoying Florida’s heritage with lunch, auction and a tour of Adams Ranch. Like Heathcote, Adams Ranch is committed to preserving the natural vegetation and our unique wildlife. Limited seating. $75.00 members, $100 non-members. Please call Heathcote to make reservations (772.464.4672).

    All Girls Jazz Ensemble/Manatee Academy K8 Community Concert:

    March 4th 3:00 p.m. Bonsai Pavilion. Enjoy a medley of jazz standards from the Great American Songbook, accompanied by instructor Stephen Holmes and jazz violinist Bonnie Gallagher. Regular Admission rates: FREE to members.

    7th Annual Bonsai Ball

    Saturday, March 25th, 2017: 5 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Heathcote Botanical Gardens – An elegant evening in the Gardens to celebrate the Year of the Fire Rooster. 210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982.

    Volunteer Appreciation Day

    Sunday, April 2nd, 2017: 4 p.m. Heathcote House; by invitation.

    Earth Day, April 22, 2017:

    What better way to celebrate the Earth than at Heathcote Botanical Gardens. Join us for family and Earth-friendly activities and entertainment. 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

    American Public Garden Day:

    Friday, May 12th, 2017: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Free Admission to Heathcote Botanical Gardens – Details TBA – 210 Savannah Road. Fort Pierce, FL 34982. 772-464-4672.

    3rd Annual Fun & Funky Tag Sale:

    Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13, 2017 on the grounds of Heathcote. Vintage finds and closet cast-offs will reign during this event with proceeds benefiting children’s programs. Join the fun, socialize with our CoHorts and look for a bargain you can’t resist!

    30th Annual Garden Festival & Plant Sale:

    Saturday & Sunday, November 18th & 19th, 2017. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Exceptional selection of plants – exotics, natives, tropical’s, palms, orchids, herbs, garden art and accessories offered by vendors from across the state, children activities, food and more.

    3rd Annual Heathcote’s Garden of Lights Holiday Festival:

    (Evenings through December 31, 2017 – exact dates TBD) Enjoy a Kaleidoscope of lights, Picture with Heathcote, the bear, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, refreshments & musical entertainment. – 210 Savannah Road. Fort Pierce, FL 34982.

     

    Thank you for your support of Heathcote Botanical Gardens, the green heart of the treasure Coast!
    Click here to download a PDF you can print.

Birding in the Botanical Gardens

Flowers are abundant around Heathcote and so are birds!

Eva Ries, an Advanced Florida Master Naturalist through the University of Florida’s Florida Master Naturalist Program, will take visitors through the property for bird viewing and discussion of species in the garden, and those migrating through the area. 

She’ll share tips on birding and what to look for at various times of the year in St. Lucie County. 

No cost to members and Garden Admission of $8 for non-members. 

Edible Herb Workshop!

 

Make the most out of small spaces to spice up your recipes. Bring your own container or one will be provided for you to take home.

Learn the best combinations and ideas for your other planters.

 

For reservations, please contact Taylor at 772-464-4672.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens would like to thank all of our sponsors for making this event 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

TCPALM

 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.

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

Pianist Barbara Gomulka, who added her special touch to our Fall Festival, returned for Garden of Lights. 

Another repeat act is the Sunrise Jazz Quintet, a Lincoln Park Academy group who enlivened our recent 30th Anniversary Party. 

St. Andrews Parish Choir was a stellar addition to Garden of Lights in 2015.  This year they return along with their Boys and Girls Choir and the St. Andrews Academy Choir.

            Vero Beach High School sent their Sinfonia, Fiddlers Club, and Chorus during our second weekend, to the delight of all.  Even Santa got into the act.

            We can’t wait for the upcoming performances of the Renaissance Charter School of St. Lucie, the Mariners Barbershop Chorus, and the Marianettes Flute Chorus! 

All bring unique joy.  All are deeply appreciated!

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