Wild About Berries

Wild About Berries

2nd Saturdays – Fresh For Kids

Our new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden and are held the second Saturday of every month.

Join us this Saturday for some arts and crafts with berries!

Bring your friends & share this event!

Free for members.
Free with admission for non-members.

Please note: One adult is required for every three children in the class.

For more information call: 772-464-4672

Fresh For Kids

Fresh For Kids! – 2nd Saturdays

Our new Fresh For Kids program is designed to engage multiple generations in Heathcote Botanical Garden’s mission of education and the conservation of green space. These classes are the perfect opportunity for kids to have a creative experience in the garden and are held the second Saturday of every month.

pineapple

Class #1: Growing Your Own Pineapples!

Robert Pike

Robert Pike

Our first class is lead by Heathcote member, volunteer and retired science teacher Robert H. Pike. You and your kids will be inspired and educated in the cultivation of pineapples at your own home.

Of all the fruits and vegetables Robert has grown, pineapples have been the easiest and most rewarding for him. He’s grown tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and many annuals and perennials. He’s had Mango, Orange, and Key Lime trees on his property, and has grown many herbs; but nothing has been easier than the pineapple. He says they don’t need much water or attention but they do need patience – they take 18 months to two years or more to come to fruit.

Come and learn about the interesting history of South Florida Pineapples and “plant” your own pineapple on Saturday, June 10th at 10:00am.

pineapple top

Pineapple top

The class is $5.00 for members and $10 for non-members.
Pots and soil are included.

Please note: One adult is required for every three children in the class.
Registration is required.

Grow you own pineapple!

Grow your own pineapple!

 

 

 

 

 

The only thing you need to bring is the top of a pineapple and the desire to have some fun with the family!

Summer Camp

Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017

  • June 12 – 16  
  • Ages: 6 – 12 
  • Cost: $110
  • Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • 10% sibling discount for second child

Join our camp this summer for Cooking Around the World, Tropical World, World of Birds, World Under the Sea, and World of Arts & Crafts!

At Heathcote Botanical Gardens campers will be immersed in educational, fun-filled activities in the beautiful surroundings from 9am when they arrive until they leave at 1:00pm.
 
They will enjoy a delicious, healthy mid-morning veggie/fruit snack from Nelsons Family Market. The week will be packed with activities from “Around the World.”
  • Monday: campers will learn to identify 22 local birds and enjoy eating like birds understanding their adaptations in the “World of Birds.”
  • Tuesday: campers will explore the Tropical World of the Rainforest.
  • Wednesday: campers will use their creativity and imagination in the “World of Arts & Crafts.”
  • Thursday: games, crafts and discovery as they travel into the “Under the Sea World.”
  • Friday: “Cooking Around the World” the yummy day of preparing and eating colorful, healthy fun foods! Campers will bring a lunch to eat each day at the gardens.

This will be a truly unique experience for 6 to 12 year olds to discover nature and enhance their appreciation of the world around them.

Limited attendance available, register soon!

210 Savannah Rd
Fort Pierce, Florida