10th Annual Bonsai Bash 2020

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!

Program advertisers and others who helped make this event possible:

Table Sponsors:

  • Cris Adams
  • Scott & Donna Dennis
  • Karen Cashen
  • Madeleine Warns
  • Wendy & David Gordon
  • Patti & Carlos Diaz

Auction Donors:

  • 12A Buoy
  • 2nd Street Bistro
  • Adam’s Ranch
  • Cris Adams
  • Lisa Jill Allison
  • Bottom’s Up Public House
  • Mimi Brown
  • Chic and Shore Things
  • Judy Coffman
  • Allie Comer
  • Cooper’s Hawk Winery
  • Costa Azul Restaurant
  • Scott & Donna Dennis
  • Patti & Carlos Diaz
  • Chris Donohue
  • Alan Edelstein
  • Susan M. Edwards
  • Janet Fuller
  • Judy “Gibbs” Goolsby
  • Harbour Ridge Golf & Country Club
  • Susan Harris
  • Heathcote Bonsai Bash Committee
  • Carl Hensley
  • Sherry Horton
  • Mayor Linda Hudson
  • Initially Yours
  • Internationally U
  • Jetson TV and Appliance
  • Julie Lounibos
  • Kendra Scott
  • Main Street Fort Pierce
  • Lana McClain
  • Lyric Theatre
  • Merrily Minardi
  • Nino’s Restaurant
  • Oriental Trading
  • Nyla Pipes
  • Anita Prentice
  • Kate Rotindo
  • Seriously Mixed Media
  • Jack Shelton
  • Jenny Shibona
  • Studio Bella
  • Sunrise  City Cafe
  • Taylor Creek Optical
  • Bob & Laurie Wade
  • Madeleine Warns
  • Whirled Ink Gallery Inc.
  • Pete & Lee Whitridge
  • Clay Yates

 

Heathcote's Garden of Lights

Garden of Lights Sponsors 2019

The Garden of Lights which runs from November 29 – December 28 of 2019, 5:30 – 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday nights, is Heathcote’s major fundraising event of the year and brings joy to all who attend. Our event sponsors help 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.

Tickets are available online or at the gate any night of the event.

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

Limelight

Visit St. Lucie

Spotlight

Mike and Mimi Brown

Moonglow

 

 

Illuminator

Shining Star

  • Donna L. Beck
  • Captec Engineering: Joe Capra
  • Frank H. Fee III & Levan N. Fee
  • Maredith Leonard
  • St. Lucie West Garden Club
  • Treasure Coast Woodturners Guild
  • Indian River Drive Freeholders Assc.

Starlight

  • A1A Ink ll, LLC
  • Norma Cassens Axx
  • Jill & Rick Creech
  • Florence Bryan Fowlkes
  • Chris & Dan Donohue
  • Dr. Tim & Karen Gottwald
  • Carl L. & Kathryn K. Hensley
  • Slingerlands, Inc.
  • Diane & Tim Kimes
  • Marcia A. Miller
  • Gloria & Al Polizzi
  • Treasure Coast African Violet Society
Heathcote's Bonsai Bash sponsors and donors

9th Annual Bonsai Bash 2019

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!

Silent Auction Donors:

E. Backus & Museum, Adam’s Ranch, Cris Adams, Lillian Aguiar, Casa Azteca, Nannette Billings, 2nd Street Bistro, 12A Bouy, The Bradford Steakhouse, Brevard Bonsai Society, Mimi Brown, Bunk House Coffee Bar, Miriam & Peter Charles, Chico’s, Judy Coffman, Sam Comer, Hollie Conger, Scott & Donna Dennis, Patti & Carlos Diaz, Chris Donohue, Wendy Dwyer, Susan M. Edwards, Gail Flesche, Ed Fry, Janet Fuller, Gator Trace Golf & Country Club, Giordano’s Floral Creations, Martha Gonzales, Judy “Gibbs” Goolsby, Harbour Ridge Golf and Country Club, Trina Wise Henkel, Carl Hensley, Sherry Horton, Mayor Linda Hudson, Jetson TV and Appliance, Joan Kantor, Ann Marie Loveridge, Carolyn Luxion, Lana McClain, McKee Botanical Gardens, Merrily Minardi, Nails by Sabrina, Carol Norman, Pelican Yacht Club, Peter’s Steakhouse, Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens, PRP Wine International, Quail Creek Plantation, Lori Q. Reyes, Dr. Tred J. Rissacher, Slim Body Laser Spa, Rooster in the Garden, Rosslow’s, Kate Rotindo, Save the Chimps, Inc., Jaquelyn Schindehett, Seriously Mixed Media, Sheriff Ken Mascara/St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, UDT Navy Seal Museum, Bob & Laurie Wade, Mike Waninger, Whirled Ink Gallery Inc., White’s Tackle, Lee Whitridge, Theresa Wyres, Clay Yates.
Click here to return to the 10th Annual Bonsai Bash 2020.

Live Auction Items:

aruba ocean villas auction donation
aruba ocean villas auction donation

fishing charter with carlos diaz auction item
dinner with Miriam and Peter Charles auction itemharbour ridge golf donationpelican yacht club auction donation

ARUBA OCEANFRONT VILLA FOR 5 NIGHTS

Enjoy a 5 night/6 day stay at this luxury Oceanfront Villa — including a chef prepared dinner to be enjoyed at the palapa, perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, poolside under the stars or inside. The Villa, with private saltwater pool is located in the San Nicolas district — about a 30 minute drive south of the airport; a 2 minute drive or bike ride from Aruba’s two most famous beautiful beaches – Baby Beach & Rodger’s Beach. Airfare NOT included. Click here for more details.

OVER-WATER VILLA IN ARUBA FOR 3 NIGHTS

Beautiful over-water villa; 3 night/4 day stay Romantic for 2 in an absolutely stunning setting. Watch the sunsets while sipping wine in your own little piece of heaven. Taxes, Service Fees & Breakfast included. Airfare NOT included. >Click here for more details.

BONSAI STAND NAMING

Your name prominently displayed on a Bonsai Stand in the Bonsai Garden for an entire year — what a way to make a statement and show that you are, indeed, a friend of the Garden. You can put your own name or honor a loved one.

FISHING CHARTER FOR 2 OR SIGHTSEEING CHARTER FOR 4

Come sail with Captain Carlos Diaz on his boat – a 25-foot open fisherman Sea Hunt – offshore fish with a buddy for sailfish or take a relaxing cruise the coastal waterway with friends. Either way, time on the water is time well-spent. And ladies – this would be an excellent birthday or anniversary for your special guy.

BOTANICAL GARDEN RENTAL FOR 25

Ever wanted to entertain in the Garden? This is your chance. Have a birthday party, a small wedding or just an evening out with friends! Cater a dinner or have just cocktails in the pavilion. Entertain like this is your own private garden. This is an offer that doesn’t come around often.

HARBOUR RIDGE GOLF PACKAGE

Golfers take note! Round of golf for 4 plus a delicious lunch! Good for 12pm any day from May 1 through September 30, 2019. Come enjoy a wonderful day of golfing.

DINNER FOR 10 AT MIRIAM AND PETER CHARLES HOUSE

This is an annual favorite. Everyone who has ever spent an evening with Miriam and Peter in their beautiful waterfront home, eating gourmet food and drinking wine will tell you that this is a “can’t miss” experience. Miriam’s food and Peter’s gracious hosting will entertain and satisfy even the most discerning diners. This is an evening that will delight.

RCI VACATION

The time-share adventure of a lifetime! Go anywhere in the world that RCI has a facility…and that is just about anywhere you can think of—Europe, Africa, Asia, or here in the beautiful USA. 6 nights hotel accommodations. Now is the time to find that low airfare and go on the trip you always dreamed of! AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED.

COASTAL FLIGHT FOR 2

See our coastline from a unique perspective — from the sky! Join your pilot, Ed Frye, and tour the Treasure Coast area in a plane for a private tour not usually offered in this area. Then join Ed and his wife for lunch at the airport. This is an exciting way to spend a sunny day.

AIRBOAT RIDE FOR 3

Join Clay Yates on an adventure that you won’t forget. This is a private airboat tour by someone that knows the area well. See sights that are not available to most folks and enjoy a unique and memorable day.

ONE YEAR TRIAL MEMBERSHIP — PELICAN YACHT CLUB

Try “The Club” for a one-year complimentary trial membership. No membership fees, just fun, friends, food and drink. If you ever thought about joining and just weren’t sure, this is the perfect way to “try it first.” $1200 yearly minimum spending requirement and members are subject to membership committee approval.

ART PIECE – MYSTICAL DOTS

Call this amazing piece of colorful art your own. This artist, Judy “Gibbs’ Goolsby, is famous for her hidden cats in her art pieces. See if you and your friends can find the cat in this one!

Heathcote’s BONSAI BASH Under the Asian Moon!

Cocktails, Live & Silent Auctions and Tastings-by-the-bite 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. : 772-464-4672 Individual Reserved Seating: $85, Table for Eight: $700 Member Reserved Seating: $75, Member Table for Eight: $600 $1,000 Sponsor Table for Eight, includes full page ad Tickets are available in the gift shop or online HERE Call 772-464-4672 for more information.
Online ticket sales

Win “Bunting Under the Sun,” framed mosaic by Anita Prentice

framed mosaic by Anita Prentice

Bunting Under the Sun

Framed mosaic donated by artist ANITA PRENTICE to benefit Heathcote Botanical Gardens

DRAWING MARCH 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

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

Tickets are available online, in the Gift Shop and Heathcote’s office, as well as at the Bonsai Bash on February 23rd.

Volunteers Needed

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019:

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019

Laura Cooper, Donna Dennis, Karen Cashen, Patti Diaz, Gail Flesche, Diane Kimes

Bonsai Bash Event Committee 2019
Standing: Scott Dennis, Carlos & Patti Diaz (chairs), Carl Hensley
Seated:Laura Cooper, Karen Cashen, Gail Flesche, Donna Dennis
Not pictured: Cris Adams, Frank Flesche, Frank Lot, Lana McClain, Madeleine Warns, Clay Yates

Photo Gallery:

Heathcote's Garden of Lights Flower Bed

Garden of Lights Sponsors – 2018

The Garden of Lights which runs from November 23 – December 29 of 2018, 5:30 – 9:00pm, Friday and Saturday nights, is Heathcote’s major fundraising event of the year and brings joy to all who attend. Our event sponsors help 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.

Tickets are available online or at the gate any night of the event.

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

Limelight

Visit Florida Visit St. Lucie

Spotlight

Mike and Mimi Brown

Moonglow

Illuminator

Shining Star

  • Jill & Richard Creech
  • Rita & Graham Stikelether

Twinkling Lights

  • Anonymous
  • Norma Cassens Axx
  • Levan N. & Frank H. Fee III
  • Florence Bryan Fowlkes
  • Garden Club of Fort Pierce
  • Garden Club of St. Lucie West
  • Edith P. Gengras
  • Kathryn J. & Carl L. Hensley
  • Diane & Tim Kimes
  • Marcia Miller
  • Gloria & Al Polizzi
  • Treasure Coast African Violet Society

In-Kind Support

National Public Gardens Day 2018

Join the 10th Annual National Public Gardens Day in 2018!
Friday May 11, 9:00-4:00  & Saturday May 12, 10:00-3:00. The Gardens will showcase inventory of Heathcote’s own propagated plants and flowers. Enjoy COMPLIMENTARY ADMISSION to the Gardens to celebrate the important role our treasured green spaces play to enrich our lives.

National Public Gardens Day, an initiative of the American Public Gardens Association, is a day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and the important role they play in their communities.

This year at Heathcote, we will have a selection of Heathcote propagated plants for sale and free admission for everyone Friday May 11, 9:00-4:00  & Saturday May 12, 10:00-3:00.

Mother’s Day: Sunday May 13th

Join us in honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of the women who raised us.

Free admission, all day, for mothers of all ages.

Garden of Lights Holiday family fun

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
Gardening 411

Garden Festival Schedule of Events

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.