Save the Chimps

Bonsai Bash Live Auction Items

 

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser Event

Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the live auction items that we have for you to bid on at the Bonsai Bash Saturday February 24th!

Save the ChimpsJack Shelton Woodturner
Dinner PartyLarry Lee

Save the Chimps – Six Tickets to Member Day Tour.

Tours at Save The Chimps tours are strictly limited to members and tours occur twice annually.

Save the Chimps is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing permanent sanctuary for the lifelong care of chimpanzees rescued from research laboratories, the entertainment industry, and the pet trade.

Jack Shelton Wood Item – made from African Blood Wood

Secured from Fairchild Botanical Garden after Hurricane Andrew. Base is cedar wood root. Jack Shelton is an internationally known wood artist.

Dinner for 8 at Miriam and Peter Charles’ Home

A treat is in store for the winner of this item. Miriam is an excellent cook and Peter a charming host. Located on the beautiful Indian River Lagoon in St. Lucie Village, their home and gardens are a delight for the eyes.

Lunch with State Representative Larry Lee, Jr.

Representative Lee is a St. Lucie County native and State Farm Agent who is active in many local initiatives including It Takes a Village and the Tuesday after school program in the park with Scott VanDuzer.

Volunteer Recruitment

Join Heathcote’s Volunteers

Your Talents, Enthusiasm and Time are needed!

Join Heathcote’s CoHort volunteers who donate more than 12,700 hours of their time every year, making important and valued contributions to our programs, events, and development.

We offer numerous volunteer opportunities for various age groups and interests. As a Garden CoHort, you’ll enjoy spending time with our other dedicated volunteers as well as our talented staff.

We are currently seeking volunteers for our upcoming
Bonsai Bash fundraiser.

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser Event

We’re using SignUp.com (the leading online SignUp and reminder tool) to organize our volunteers for the upcoming Bonsai Bash!

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/hhpirbs
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact us and we can sign you up manually. volunteer@heathcotebotanicalgardens.org

To Get Started Volunteering at Heathcote:

Download our Volunteer Application and return it to Heathcote by mail or in person. For more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss your interest in volunteering at Heathcote, contact us at info@heathcotebotanicalgardens.org.

Do you know someone who’d enjoy being a Heathcote volunteer? Share this page with friends and family!

Coffee with CoHorts – Volunteer Orientation

Third Thursdays of each Month (February 15th this month) at 10:00 a.m.: Find out more about what opportunities there are for you at the Garden. Everyone is invited, there are a variety of Volunteer Opportunities you can choose from depending on your availability, physical capabilities, skills and desired level of involvement regardless of experience.

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is what it is today due to the work of numerous, dedicated volunteers. Everyone makes a difference! To RSVP, or if you can’t make it on Thurdays, call: 772-464-4672

Hypertufa Workshop

Creating Serene Spaces

The Art of Hypertufa

Join Dr. Kendra Brown, Saturday, January 27, 2018 and learn how to create original art for your garden.

Hypertufa pots, with their rustic appearance, are uniquely suited to complement your garden, patio or porch. Made of cement, peat moss and perlite, they are both durable and light weight. In addition to being kind to plants, hypertufa pots create a serene environment ideal for Fairy Gardens, Meditation Gardens or easy Bonsais (all featured in this class).

Dr. Kendra Brown and her associate, Joyce D’Agata, have enjoyed the many positive responses to their previous hypertufa classes and are excited about teaching this new variation.

You will receive:

Wear gardening clothes, as this can be messy. Bring rubber gloves and a dust mask (Home Depot or Lowes). All other materials will be provided.

$45 members; $55 non-members.
*** Advance Registration required: 772-464-4672

Bonsai Garden

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser

Saturday, February 24, 2018 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Bonsai Bash Fundraiser Event

Join us at Heathcote’s BONSAI BASH fundraiser where East meets West!

Cocktails, Silent Auction, Tastings-by-the-bite, music by the the Ft. Pierce Jazz & Blues Society’s Sunrise Party Band and more in the Bonsai Gallery and on the Main Lawn. Proceeds from the event sustain the treasured James Smith Bonsai Collection and the educational programs of Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

R.S.V.P. by February 15, 2018
Reserved table of eight $700.
Reserved seating $100 per person.
$50 per person general admission.

Tickets are available in the gift shop or online HERE

Call 772-464-4672 for more information.

Online ticket sales

VOLUNTEER Information
Register online to volunteer for the Bonsai Bash HERE
Download a printable registration form and view job descriptions HERE

Win “The Sunny Side” mosaic by Anita Prentice

Anita Prentice Mosaic

Anita Prentice Mosaic “The Sunny Side”

Framed mosaic donated by artist extraordinaire
ANITA PRENTICE To benefit Heathcote Botanical Gardens

DRAWING MARCH 16, 2018

TICKET DONATION: $10 ea. or three for $25

Tickets are available in the Gift Shop and Heathcote’s office as well as at the Bonsai Bash on February 24th.

Illuminations Committee 2017

Garden of Lights Illuminations Committee 2017

What a fantastic way to wrap up 2017 at Heathcote!

Rainforest by Larry Shultz

Rainforest by Larry Shultz

Congratulations to the Illuminations Committee who volunteered all year long to create the stunning displays for the 3rd Annual Garden of Lights.

Their hard work and dedication paid off in making this year a record-breaking event with close to 12,000 in attendance!

New additions to the displays and garden vignettes were magical:  Monkey in the Jungle Trail,  the Blue Crab in the Reef Garden, the “Gator in the Pond, ” the gorgeous new décor at Heathcote House and the Pioneer House created by the Garden Club of Fort Pierce and the celestial lighting in the Tropical Rainforest was ­­­­spectacular!

 

  • If you’re interested in joining this outstanding group and helping to create the displays for 2018, check out our volunteers page or call 772-464-4672.

Thank you to all the event volunteers from the “minders” to the admission tables and the parking lot crew for a job well done!

Here’s a glimpse behind the scenes at what the committee was busy doing all year:

Heathcote Botanical Gardens Gift Shop

Heathcote’s Gift Shop

Shop local for holiday gifts and stocking stuffers…

Last minute holiday shopping? Stop by Heathcote’s gift shop for a wide variety of items: Ornaments, Wakami bracelets for men and women hand-made in Guatemala, soap & lotion, books, baskets from John’s Jungle that are hand-made in Africa, chimes and much more.

Garden of Lights Path

Garden of Lights Sponsors – 2017

The Garden of Lights is Heathcote’s major fundraising event of the year and brings joy to all who attend. It also helps fund the Gardens’ year-round programs and furthers the organization’s mission to educate and inspire by providing a place of beauty and a resource for the conservation of our environment.

Heathcote would like to give special thanks to this year’s sponsors who helped make this event possible:

 Spotlight

Visit Florida Garden of Lights Sponsor 2017 Harbor Community Bank Garden of Lights 2017 Sponsor Mike & Mimi Brown

 Moon-glow

 Illuminator

 Shining Star

If you happen to spot one of the very dedicated members of the Illuminations Committee while you’re at this year’s Garden of Lights, you’ll know who to thank for their long hours of volunteer work and tremendous talent. Without them, the Treasure Coast’s most innovative and unique holiday illumination would not exist!

Garden of Lights Illuminations Committee

Garden of Lights 2017 Illuminations Committee:
Donna Shay, Terry Van Loo, Rene Stanford, Bruce Stanford, Ken Van Loo, Judy Salmon, Tom Salmon, Nancy Smith, Maureen Melvin
(David Martin and Patrick Shay – not pictured)

Illuminations Committee

  • Judy & Tom Salmon – Head Illuminators
  • Donna Shay
  • David Martin
  • Maureen Melvin
  • Pam Naylor
  • Patrick Shay
  • Nancy Smith
  • Rene & Bruce Stanford
  • Ken & Terry Van Loo

Steering Committee

  • Denise Belizar
  • Lisa Basil
  • Laura Cooper
  • David Martin
  • Donna Shay
  • Judy & Tom Salmon
  • Bob Wade
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