Thursday, July 7, 2011

One of a Kind Botanical Escapes: Heathcote Botanical Garden

The tranquility and beauty of Heathcote Botanical
Garden in St. Lucie County, Florida awaits you.
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The Treasure Coast is blessed with  varied ecosystems making it a great vacation destination for nature lovers.  In addition to the natural preserves and refuges, there are a number of attractions that offer the visitor the opportunity to learn more about our environment and to get “up close and personal” with flora and fauna they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience.  

Heathcote Botanical Gardens (HBG), located in St. Lucie County, Florida, is one such attraction. HBC consists of an assortment of specialty gardens including a Japanese garden, a reflection garden, herb garden, rainforest display, a native plants garden and a palm and cycad walk garden. Of special note is the Jim J. Smith Bonsai Collection which is reported to be the largest in the world. There are many individuals who had a role this world-class exhibit. Tune in for the show to find out who they were. Some of the names may surprise you! 

Talkin’ Tourism constantly strives to find unique and interesting attractions that help create “one of a kind”  destinations. This week's show won't disappoint.

HBC executive director Amy Dahan, along with members of her staff and volunteers, will share the unique experiences and educational opportunities found at Heathcote Botanical Gardens.  Expected to appear as guests are: Bonsai curator, Patrick Giacobbe; organic garden coordinator, Adina Lehman; and education coordinator Nan Billings.  If you are in to plants and all things green, this is a show you will not want to miss.

In addition to strolling the grounds of Heathcote Botanical Gardens, hosts Robin Hicks-Connors and Gary Guertin will have the usual (and sometimes unusual), updates on Treasure Coast and Bahamas happenings, travel tips and much more. 

See you in 'the green' of Heathcote Botanical Gardens!

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