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
What a fantastic way to wrap up 2017 at Heathcote!
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:
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.
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:
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)
Today is Giving Tuesday and it’s the first time that Heathcote Botanical Gardens has participated!
Please join the movement and support Heathcote’s efforts to grow as a public cultural resource! Your year-end support will help us restore our Gardens after Hurricane Irma, as well as make vital improvements to our services and help in the restoration of Heathcote House!
This holiday season, take time to focus on presents that keep giving all year long!
A Garden Gift Membership provides a way to share with loved ones the importance of sustainability and ensures the essence of what the season is all about.
Your generous support of Heathcote Botanical Gardens on #GivingTuesday is a gift that keeps on giving! Whether it’s a donation for ongoing program support or a gift membership, your donation helps Heathcote fulfill its mission to provide cultural, educational and recreational activities to visitors of all ages who enjoy our urban green space! We wouldn’t be here without you! Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
These days we take so many aspects of our life for granted. Donating to Heathcote ensures that this local treasure can continue its mission: To educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and to serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.
We appreciate your confidence and support of Heathcote so we can ensure that this valued resource is here today and for future generations to enjoy!
The Treasure Coast’s most innovative and unique holiday illumination!
The Garden of Lights 2017 features a walk through Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens illuminated with thousands of lights handcrafted into colorful seasonal and whimsical garden displays. Refreshments, the Gardens favorite – S’mores, music and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus continue as part of the five-week Celebration!
Join us at Heathcote this weekend for the
30th Annual Garden Festival
This year’s Garden-Fest includes a variety of plant and flower vendors, garden supplies, garden arts & crafts, children’s activities, refreshments, demonstrations and more.
Visitors will gain insights of conservation efforts and take away ideas that can be put to work in their home gardens.
Get advice, ask questions or stop by to chat. Ask the experts!
All sessions will take place in the Pioneer House unless noted.
SATURDAY events 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
9:30 am – Creating a Florida Friendly Landscape – Life After Lawn – Kate Rotindo
10:00 am – What’s up with a Watershed? (Children’s Activities) – Robert Pike
11:00 am – Post-Hurricane Landscape Issues – Kate Rotindo
12:30 – Attracting Pollinators and Propagators to your Garden – Ann Marie Loveridge President, Florida Native Plant Society, Lakola’s Mint Chapter
2:00 pm – Creating a Florida Friendly Landscape – Kate Rotindo
SUNDAY events 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – What’s up with a Watershed? (Children’s Activities) – Robert Pike Noon – Planting a Butterfly Garden with Florida Natives – Ann Marie Loveridge 1:30 pm – Care and Maintenance of Bonsai Trimming demonstration – Seth Nelson Heathcote Botanical Gardens Bonsai Curator
FREE ADMISSION – Call: 772-464-4672 for more information.