Heathcote provides several opportunities to strengthen our programs and positive influence in our local community.

Donate

Yes, I want to make a donation to Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

Become a Member

Membership starts at just $45 per year and members enjoy a variety of benefits…

Business Memberships

Yes! My company is interested in Business Membership!

Royal Palm Society

A select group of philanthropic leaders who help develop our community through charitable contributions.

Volunteer

Want to be a Volunteer? Get Involved … Feel Good … Be A Garden Volunteer!

Commemorative Brick Program

The perfect gift and lasting tribute to honor or memorialize.

Festival Vendors

This past year’s garden festival drew a big crowd and a great mix of old and new vendors!

Become a Member

Membership has its privileges:

Free admissions to 350 gardens and museums, free classes and events, Gift Shop discounts, and the knowledge that YOU are supporting the green heart of the Treasure Coast!

There are many privileges associated with being a Garden member (see Membership Categories & Privileges listed below), but we hope that knowing you are playing a vital role in keeping this very valuable, educational facility growing is your most encouraging reason to join and renew.

AHS Reciprocal Admissions Information HERE

Your membership is valid for one full year.

Purchase your membership online now!

Memberships to be mailed after purchase online. May take up to 2 weeks depending on mail delivery and processing.

INDIVIDUAL Membership – $45

  • Free Admission for One (excluding selected fundraisers)
  • 10% Discount in Gift Shop
  • Discounts on Classes and Tours
  • Free or Reduced Admission to Reciprocating Gardens

FAMILY Membership – $65

  • Individual Benefits Plus:
  • Free Admission for 2 Adults and Children under 18
  • Discounts at Partnering Nurseries and Garden Centers

CONTRIBUTING Membership – $100

  • Family Benefits Plus:
  • Two Free Guest Passes
  • 5% Discount on Facility Rentals
  • Florida Native Plant Pocket Guide
  • Private Garden Tour for Family of 4

SUPPORTING Membership – $250

  • Contributing Benefits Plus:
  • Free Admission for two adults, children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren
  • Four Free Guest Passes
  • Private Garden Tour for up to 10 People

SUSTAINING Membership – $500

  • Supporting Benefits Plus:
  • 10% Discount on Facility Rentals
  • Six Free Guest Passes
  • Private Garden Tour for up to 20 People
  • One Free Home Consultation with a Garden Horticulture Specialist

* SPECIALTY MEMBERSHIP

PHOTOGRAPHY Membership – $175

  • Free Admission for Photographer/Videographer
  • Free Admission for 2 Assistants
  • Free Admission for up to 10 individuals per shoot
  • Unlimited Photography/Video shoots during annual membership period
  • Credit photo location as ‘Heathcote Botanical Gardens’, if used in publications, print collaterals, social media or reproductions for sale.

* Credit photo location as ‘Heathcote Botanical Gardens’, if used in publications, print collaterals, social media or reproductions for sale.

501(C)(3)

Heathcote Botanical Gardens, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a self-supporting membership organization. Membership fees provide a substantial part of the income that keeps the Garden alive and growing. The Garden relies on various sources of income, but at this time, Membership fees produce almost one-third of the Garden’s income.

Member Benefits

Memberships start at just $45 per year and Heathcote members enjoy a variety of benefits…

BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

HELP US PROTECT & EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITIES

Yes! My company is interested in Business Membership!

If your business wants to contribute to the development of our community as a place people thrive and prosper, join a select group of committed donors who, through corporate memberships, help:

  • Maintain and growing our gardens
  • Preserve our environment
  • Enhance the economy of our community
  • Expanding educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Create a regional cultural destination

Heathcote’s mission is to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty, and to serve as a resource for the conservation of our environment.

Business memberships begin at $1000 and include the benefits outlined below.

Business Membership Packages

All business membership packages include these five basic advantages

  • Listing on Heathcote’s website with link to your company’s website
  • Recognition in Heathcote’s newsletters
  • Free or reduced admission to reciprocating AHS gardens for Family Membership designees
  • Knowledge that you are supporting the Green Heart of the Treasure Coast.
  • Free use of Gardens for a private function once per year (venue only, restrictions apply)

Business Partner – $1000

  • Five basic advantages plus
  • Two (2) annual Family Memberships to designate as you wish
  • Ten (10) guest admission passes
  • Private tour of Garden for up to ten (10)

Business Steward – $2000

  • Five basic advantages plus
  • Four (4) annual Family Memberships to designate as you wish
  • Twenty (20) guest admission passes
  • Private tour of Garden for up to twenty (20)

Business Leader – $3000

  • Five basic advantages plus
  • Six (6) annual Family Memberships to designate as you wish
  • Thirty (30) guest admission passes
  • Private tour of Garden for up to thirty (30)

For the Benefits of Corporate Memberships at levels exceeding $3000, please contact Joan Friedman. By Phone: office : 772-464-4672 ext.(104) cell: 402-740-8260 or email at jfriedman@heathcotebg.org .

ROYAL PALM SOCIETY

EDUCATE, PROTECT, AND PRESERVE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Please join an elite group of supporters who help develop our community through charitable contributions to the Royal Palm Society.

The Royal Palm Society is a select group of philanthropic leaders committed to the environmental, cultural, educational and recreational mission* of Heathcote Botanical Gardens.

Royal Palm Society donations:

  • Maintain and grow our gardens
  • Preserve our environment
  • Enhance the economy of our community
  • Expand educational opportunities for children and adults
  • Create a regional cultural destination

*Heathcote’s mission is to educate and inspire by providing a place of botanical beauty, and to serve as a resource for conservation of our environment.

Giving Levels

Order of the Royal Palm ($10,000 and higher)
Order of the King Palm ($5,000 – $ 9,999)
Order of the Majesty Palm – Corporate ($3,000 – $ 4,999)
Order of the Silver Palm – Individual ($1,000 – $2,999)

Yes! I want to become a Royal Palm Society Member today!

FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: 772-464-4672 OR EMAIL BELOW

Please help us maintain and grow our gardens, preserve our environment, enhance the economy of our community, expand educational opportunities for children and adults, and create a regional cultural destination.

Benefits of Royal Palm Society Memberships

  • The knowledge that you are part of a select group of people taking action now!
  • The status of being a philanthropic leader in our community
  • Full membership in Heathcote Botanical Gardens including free admission for card holder and all guests
  • Additional free admission passes for associates and friends
  • Invitations to exclusive events and previews
  • Discounted use of the Heathcote grounds for private function once a year (up to 25 guests)
  • Semi-annual newsletter
  • Surprise holiday gift
  • Recognition (as desired) in the Gardens, in semi-annual newsletter and at events

Become a Volunteer

Want to be a Volunteer?

Get Involved … Feel Good … Be A Garden Volunteer!

Volunteer Work Days

Everyone is invited to participate regardless of experience. You must be over the age of 16 to volunteer on your own. Anyone under the age of 16 must always be supervised by a responsible adult over the age of 21.

Organic vegetable garden volunteers meet on Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Why Volunteer?

  • To meet and connect with new and interesting people of all ages
  • To give back to your community
  • To become more active, productive and/or sociable
  • To add a new sense of purpose to your life
  • To share your skills and knowledge
  • To become a valuable part of a worthwhile, educational facility
  • To participate in a meaningful endeavor – the growth of your botanical garden

Heathcote Botanical Gardens is what it is today due to the work of numerous, dedicated volunteers. Today, even with a growing staff, volunteers still play a vital role at the Gardens and are needed on a daily basis.

There are a variety of Volunteer Opportunities you can choose from depending on your availability, physical capabilities, skills and desired level of involvement.

Volunteer today. We have a schedule and level of participation that is just right for you. Call the Garden Office at 772-464-4672 (Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) for a current list of volunteer opportunities.

Submit your volunteer form by emailing tscarpignato@heathcotebg.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Gardening Volunteers

Like to garden? Assist the gardener with weeding, watering, fertilizing, propagating & other tasks. No experience needed.

Events Volunteers

Want to volunteer but don’t have a lot of time? There are many jobs for volunteers during special events throughout the year too!

Children’s Docents

Trained docents have an opportunity to share their knowledge with visitors through educational programs and informal contacts. Work is mainly outdoors or in the Pioneer House or the Bonsai Pavilion.

Gift Shop Volunteers

Like the garden but prefer the air conditioning? Assist with gift shop sales, collect admissions, greet visitors & more!

Office Volunteers

Do you have office skills to share? Help with mailings, filing, answering phones, light data entry & more! No experience needed

Garden Ambassador

Spread the word about Heathcote. Recruit new volunteers, lead a tour, staff a table at a community event, speak to a group & more!

Committee Member

Share your expertise and serve on one of our committees – Events, Membership, Fundraising & more!

GARDEN OF LIGHTS VOLUNTEERS

Garden of Lights Sign up and Job Descriptions

Sign up to volunteer at Heathcote’s Garden of lights. Chose the button for the date you want to volunteer and it will take you directly to our online sign up then select the job you would prefer to do. Want to join us for more than one night, of course you do because it is so much fun! Just select another date after signing up for your first evening of volunteering and add your self to the additional day(s). We can’t wait to welcome you here for the fun! Sharing the garden of lights experience with others through volunteering is a great way to spend an evening or two over the holidays.

Our Garden of Lights event typically runs from late November to the end of December. Click here to go to sign up page. 

For more information email: volunteer@heathcotebg.org

Or call: 772-464-4672

Brief descriptions of many of the volunteer opportunities for Garden of Lights:

Admissions & Counters

Responsible for collecting cash or credit card admission fees at the two entrance gates to the event. Must be comfortable handling money, making change and processing credit card sales. Since Heathcote has transition to optional online tickets sales many admissions will just require verification of digital ticket.

Docent

Keep guests on the path and out of the lights and water, facilitate movement throughout the garden, answer questions and manage props in their area.

Gift Shop

Volunteers will be at the cash register to check out guest’s purchases or will be floating through the gift shop and assisting guests with purchases. Must be comfortable handling money and credit card transactions. Requires standing, walking and knowledge of gift shop procedures. Training provided throughout the year and while volunteering.

Heathcote Bear

The Heathcote Bear is an opportunity for guests to take “selfie” photos. Be available to take guests’ photographs with their equipment if requested. Keep guests in an orderly line near the Bear as warranted by traffic volume. Must be comfortable using cameras and cell phones. Requires standing.

Parking

Volunteers will direct cars to appropriate parking areas and direct guests to the entrance of the event. Requires standing and walking. (Sketch of appropriate parking will be available.)

Smores

Guests will have the opportunity to make SMORES (A marshmallow is toasted and put between graham crackers with a piece of chocolate.) Volunteers must be comfortable handling transactions. Transactions will be cash only. Standing and moving around is required.

Floaters

Assist wherever needed such as filling in for no shows, relief of others for a break, etc. Standing and moving around is required.

Garden Ambassadors

Provide information for memberships, volunteers, classes, upcoming events, raffles etc.

Volunteer Sign in/Hospitality

Assist with volunteer sign-in and guide volunteers to their designated areas. Relieve volunteers and vendors for short breaks. Not responsible for taking money in vendor booths.

COMMEMORATIVE BRICK PROGRAM

THE PERFECT GIFT THAT LASTS A LIFETIME

Yes! I want more information on the commemorative brick program.

For more information about the Commemorative Brick Program or other tribute opportunities, contact the Garden office.

Order your Brick Today.

Your $125 contribution is a lasting tribute to honor or memorialize:

  • The Memory of a Family Member or Friend
  • A Sweet Sixteen Birthday or Special Birthday
  • An Anniversary
  • That Special Someone
  • Weddings or Special Events
  • Celebrate Child or Grandchild’s Birth
  • Recognize a Business

FESTIVAL VENDORS

Heathcote’s Garden Festival

Garden Vendor Map

Calling all Vendors!

Heathcote will be free and open to the Community. This past year’s garden festival drew a big crowd and a great mix of old and new vendors! We look forward to having you participate.

Your participation is what makes the Spring Plant Sale and Fall Garden Festival great! If you are interested in participating please fill out the attached form. We also invite you to place an ad in our event programs.

To register, fill out the form below, and we will email the packet to you right away. The packet contains a registration form and vendor map. Applications can be submitted by mail, fax, or email: info@heathcotebg.org.

We look forward to having you at this year’s Garden Festival.

Sincerely,

Joan Friedman,
Executive Director