Heathcote's Tea in the Gardens

Tea in the Gardens 2019

A Wonderful Afternoon Tea Party and Auction

Vintage linens and china, delicious food including a variety of tea sandwiches, shortbread, and of course, something chocolate.

  • Sunday, April 7, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Sponsorships and program ads available. Items for auction now being accepted
  • Volunteers needed

$50 Individuals, $175 Table of four
$40 Heathcote Members, $150 Table of four
Call 772-464-4672 for more information.

Purchase Tickets OnlineTea in the Gardens

R.S.V.P. by March 22, 2019.⭐ Limited seating, reservations required.

Tea in the Gardens Committee 2019

Tea in the Gardens Event Committee 2019
Standing: Cris Adams, Lillian Aguiar, Laura Cooper, Melanie Wiles.
Seated: Roselle Gordon, Judy Coffman, Robyn Hutchinson

Heathcote's Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights 2019

Last Weekend! Garden of Lights
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12/27, 12/28 and 12/29.
 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
The Treasure Coast’s most innovative and unique holiday illumination.

Garden of Lights Bonsai GalleryGarden of Lights 2019
Experience Heathcote Botanical Gardens in a whole new light at the 5th Annual Heathcote “Garden of Lights,” a holiday experience to delight visitors of all ages. The Illumination festival returns on November 29, bigger and better than ever. Over 11,700 visitors last year enjoyed whimsical, colorful light displays throughout the five-acre gardens. Refreshments, Entertainment, Heathcote the Bear and special appearances with Santa and Mrs. Claus are part of the holiday fun.


Visitors will enjoy enchanted gardens that feature favorite light displays from last year, as well as new additions to dazzle audiences. A sparkling blue River and Waterfall forms the centerpiece of the Garden, along with a kaleidoscope of colorful flower beds, potting benches, vegetables, a vineyard pathway and more to amaze guests at every turn.

Dedicated volunteers work tirelessly year-round to create this tropical wonderland for families to remember long after the holidays end!

Thankful for this years Sponsors!

Tickets are available ONLINE or at the gate the night of the event.

Follow the Garden of Lights on Facebook for news and event details.

 Santa & Mrs. Claus

Most evenings from
6:00 – 8:30pm
through Dec. 28thSanta & Mrs. Claus


November 29:
November 30:
December 6: Melodies & Memories
December 7:
December 13: Barbara Gomulka
December 14: My Favorite Strings
December 15: The Sunrise Jazz Combo
December 20: Barbershop Quartet
December 21: Barbershop Quartet
December 22: The Orchids
December 27:
December 28:  

  • Sponsorship opportunities, as well as ways for you and your company to volunteer are available!
    Download PDF or Call: 772-464-4672
  • Volunteers needed, more information HERE
No Dogs Allowed
Online ticket sales


Ticket Prices: $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members, $3.00, children 6-12 yrs., Free for children under 6yrs.

Garden of Lights not only brings joy to those who attend, it is Heathcote’s major fundraiser to underwrite the Gardens’ year-round education programs.
Evening of Illumination will be held on Thursday, December 5th from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Sponsorships available from $100 and up.

Volunteer Opportunities.

Garden of Lights Volunteer OpportunitiesDownload GOL Job Descriptions

Sponsorship Opportunities.

Sponsoring an event at Heathcote 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.

Please contact us at 772-464-4672.

Heathcote's Showdown on the Green golf tournament

Heathcote’s Showdown on the Green 2018

Golf Tournament Benefitting Heathcote Programs

Saturday, June 23, 8:30 a.m. shotgun

Four Member Scramble format
$75/individual, $275/Foursome

Held at Fairwinds Golf Course
4400 Fairwinds Dr, Fort Pierce, Florida 34946

Tickets available online at: www.HeathcoteBotanicalGardens.org/golf2018

1st, 2nd, 3rd and last place. Closest to the pin. Longest drive.

Continental breakfast, snacks & awards lunch, card & greens fees

For more information Call:772-464-4672

Sponsorship Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor $1,500

  • Two (2) Golf foursomes
  • Special announcement at the event
  • Recognition on Facebook Event
  • Recognition in all event materials, advertising and press
  • Recognition on event Sponsor Board
  • Display of advertising banner (provided by sponsor)
  • 4 Tee-Signs

Awards Luncheon Sponsor $750

  • One (1) Golf foursome
  • Special announcement at the event
  • Recognition in all event material
  • Recognition on event Sponsor Board
  • Recognition on Facebook Event
  • Your special signage at event (provided by sponsor)
  • 3 Tee-Signs

Golf Package $400

  • One (1) Golf foursome
  • Recognition in all event materials
  • Recognition on event Sponsor Board
  • 2 Tee-Signs

Friend of Heathcote Tee Sign Sponsor $60 or 2 for $100

Please email a high resolution (300 dpi) graphic or image to: info@heathcotebg.org

In the absence of a logo, a generic tee sign will be created with your business name.

  • 1 or 2 Tee-Signs




Bonsai Bash 2018 Sponsors

Bonsai Bash Donors and Sponsors 2018

Thanks to all the local businesses and individuals who generously donated gifts for the Live and Silent Auctions, advertised in our program, and sponsored tables at the Bash!

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is privileged to be the recipient of the world-renowned collection of 100 tropical bonsai trees donated by the late James J. Smith. Smith had tremendous influence over how the trees would be displayed. Architect Peter Yoor described the Gallery, as “sino-cracker” or where sushi meets fried mullet!

Our mission is practiced daily: to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty and serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.

Thanks to all who attended this year’s event. We hope that you have been inspired to learn more about the impact that Heathcote has on audiences, young and old! We look forward to keeping you apprised of our progress!

Live Auction Donors:

Event Sponsors:

  • Drs. Madeleine & Doug Warns
  • American Bonsai Society
  • Theresa Wyres
  • Toshiba Business Solutions
  • Anonymous

Table Sponsors:

  • Cris Adams
  • Charles Family
  • Patti Diaz / Lana McClain
  • Wendy & Dave Gordon
  • Wendy Dwyer & Dan Hafner
  • Libuha Family
  • Madeleine Warns

Silent Auction Donors:

2nd Street Bistro, Cris Adams, Tina Adams, Lisa Jill Allison, Backus Museum, Nan Billings, Mimi Brown, Miriam & Peter Charles, Coastal Comforts, Coffman Collection, Sam & Allie Comer, Jim & R. L. Davenport, Chris Donohue, Wendy Dwyer, Susan Edwards, G. Alan Jewelers, Gafford Restaurant, Gardner Lock Shop, Gator Trace, Gerd Hambsch, Harbour Ridge, Heathcote Board of Trustees, Carl & Kathryn Hensley, Sherry Horton, Linda Hudson, Islamorada Beer Co., Suzanne Jensen, Jetson, Kemp Shoe,  SalonKilwins, Diane Kimes, Mitch Kloorfain, Debbie Lanier, Larry Lee, Jr., Laser Slim Body Spa, Lindsay Hager Designs, Ann Marie Loveridge, Lyric Theatre, Madison Estate Gallery, Lana McClain ,Maureen Melvin, Nails by Sabrina, Nutrition World, Greg Oarvec, Peter’s Steakhouse, ,Quail Creek, Jane Rowley, Save the Chimps, Seoul Gardens, Jack Shelton, Sunrise Theatre, Talk of the Town, Varsity Sports Shop, Bob & Laurie Wade, Madeleine Warns, Wellness Wise, Inc., John Wilson, Theresa Wyres, Clay Yates, Your Body Bliss

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


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.

Garden of Lights 2017

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!


Advance ticket sales are now available online and at the Garden’s gift shop as well as at the gate on any night of the event.

November 24th through December 30th.
Every Friday and Saturday nights, 5:30 – 9:00 pm.

Avoid the lines and get your tickets ahead of time!
Tickets purchased online will be emailed to you at the time of sale. You can get them HERE.

Garden of Lights 2017

Heathcote’s Garden of Lights
The Treasure Coast’s most innovative and unique holiday illumination.

Garden of Lights 2017 features Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens illuminated with thousands of lights in colorful seasonal and garden displays. Refreshments, music and a special appearance from Santa and Mrs. Claus continue as part of the five-week Celebration!

Come and see the Gardens in a whole new light!

2017 Dates:
Every Friday & Saturday  |  November 24 – December 30  |   
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $5.00 members, $8.00 non-members, $3.00 kids 6-12 yrs., Free for children under 6yrs.