Heathcote is a 3.5 acre public garden created in 1985 to provide a retreat from encroaching urbanization. The property includes exotic plant species, mature native trees and shrubs, a Japanese Garden, outbuildings and historic Heathcote house built.
Heathcote leases property from the County, but receives no operating funds from any governmental entity. Heathcote is self-supporting and is managed and operated solely by its staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees. The Garden operates with income generated from admissions, special events, memberships, gift shop revenues, facility rental fees, program fees, grants and private contributions.
Heathcote is committed to playing a major role in enhancing the quality of life in our communities. With a fresh look, increased capabilities and a new innovative approach, the Garden can then serve a more diverse audience and be of greater pleasure and benefit to the residents of and visitors to the Treasure Coast area of Florida.