Heathcote Botanical Gardens

210 Savannah Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34982


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Heathcote Botanical Gardens is most well known for being the home of the James J. Smith Bonsai Collection, the largest public collection of tropical bonsai in the country. 

Heathcote consists of an assortment of specialty gardens including a Japanese Garden, Reflection Garden, Herb Garden, Rainforest Display, Native Plants Garden and a Palm & Cycad Walk. These areas convey an atmosphere of individual garden rooms. 

Through this type of garden design, you will sense the intimacy of this unique botanical garden. Gracing the areas in between these specialty gardens are borders of flowering shrubs, bulbs, trees, vines and other assorted herbaceous plants. 

Niches found throughout the garden provide varied microclimates, which allows the use of a wide variety of plants ranging from those found in Mediterranean climates to the Tropics.

Labeled plant collections are both grouped in specific areas in the Garden and dispersed throughout the Garden.