The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens held its grand opening in March 2010. The Gardens sit on 19.71 acres of property on the west side of Westmoreland Boulevard, just south of Port St. Lucie Blvd. The property was acquired through the joint efforts of the City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, and the Florida Trust for Public Lands.
The site boasts a pond with a fountain, paved public paths, beautiful gardens, a pavilion, a gift shop and a special place for weddings, as well as ample public parking. Just south of the property is a proposed hotel site that, along with the Gardens, sits on the banks of the North Fork of the St. Lucie River. This site is comprised of Scrub, Scrubby Flatwoods, Bay-Gall and Wet Flatwoods, with a mangrove fringe along the North Fork. The 12.87 acres south of the hotel site will be maintained as undisturbed Florida wetlands, subject only to the removal of exotics and maintenance of a walking trail.
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The Gardens are operated by the Friends of the Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens (“Friends of the Gardens”), a non-profit organization that was founded to help support the daily operations of the gardens. Friends of the Gardens provides an on-site presence to answer questions and give tours. Also, the organization operates the Pavilion and Botanica Gift Shop, and also helps with the daily maintenance of the Gardens. We hope that you will become involved in the Gardens and/or become a member of the Friends of the Gardens.
Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, 12 noon to 4 p.m.
Closed Monday and Tuesday
General admission is $5 (children 12 and under are admitted for free). The Gardens can host weddings, art shows and other special seasonal events. Small office parties, family gatherings and corporate events will also be hosted at reasonable rates.
Friends of the Gardens meet the second Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the Botanical Gardens Pavilion. We encourage other nature and outdoor organizations to join the Friends of the Gardens, and utilize the center for the groups’ meetings and educational seminars.
The Gardens is also the venue for a wide variety of monthly events. Download this month's upcoming events schedule.
Your tax deductible contribution is always appreciated, and Friends of the Gardens accepts corporate donations, which entitles the contributing organization to attend an annual appreciation party. Individual memberships cost $25 per year and family memberships are $50 per year. Please contact the Friends of the Gardens for corporate membership rates and information concerning naming rights.
Our contact information is as follows:
The Friends of the Port St Lucie Botanical Gardens
2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd.
Port St. Lucie, FL 34952
You may also contact us via e-mail at email@example.com.
For the latest news and updates, please visit our Web site at www.pslbotanicalgardens.org.
The Port St. Lucie Botanical Gardens are located at 2410 S.E. Westmoreland Blvd. Get map.