Sunday, October 26, 2014

Heathcote Botanical Gardens


Heathcote Botanical Gardens are located in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The three and a half acres were once part of a nursery.  Now they are filled with paths bordered by orchids and palms. There are several gardens, including an herb garden, childrens garden, and a lovely Japanese garden that contains a picturesque pond.  The Japanese garden also boasts the largest tropical Bonsai collection in the United States.


The gardens are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PmM to 5:00 PM  (November through April). Cost of admission is $6.00 for adults, and $2.00 for children.

14 comments:

  1. Largest Bonsai tree collection? The one in Asheville is really big, so that is impressive.

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    1. You'd be amazed at the size of this one!

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  2. and Japanese gardens are always so serene. Sounds lovely with the orchids.

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    1. I really like Japanese gardens, too. They always exude a sense of tranquility.

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  3. There's something about Japanese gardens that always seems to be magical. I think it's due to the use of large areas of water and the wooden bridges as seen in your photo. I think Joanne, above, is right about the serenity.
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    1. Thanks for the music. I'll have to listen!

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  4. Hi Sherry - the tropical bonsai collection sounds good .. and today we could walk the gardens - we have sun and not a lot of grey skies!! Cheers Hilary

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  5. I bet the herb garden smells wonderful.

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  6. Japanese gardens are so beautiful and serene.

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    1. They're one of my favorites. And I always like their water features.

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