Heartwood Preserve

A place of subtle beauty and biodiversity.

Ground Breaking Ceremony

April 22, 2015

Heartwood In Bloom

On April 11, 2015, friends and families explored the Preserve with area naturalists and learned about the Tampa Bay Conservancy, our local land trust and conservation partner.

A Walk in The Woods

Photos submitted by visitors and Heartwood friends


Heartwood Preserve sits on land that was once part of the historic Anclote River Ranch, or Starkey Ranch.

Heartwood’s Grand Opening

January 14, 2017

Heartwood Preserve Turns One

November 4, 2017



The Florida Wildflower Foundation Field Trip to Heartwood Preserve

November 18, 2017

Meditation Walk at Heartwood

March 18, 2018


Talk & Tour: Earth Day

April 21, 2018



Heartwood Controlled Burn: Summer 2018

Private “Re-green” Tour, 2 weeks post fire!


Heartwood through the seasons

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Birthday & Welcome Center Ground Breaking Ceremony

November 3, 2018




Heartwood’s Welcome Center — Coming SOON!!

To Open Spring/Summer 2019




Welcome Center Grand Opening

June 1, 2019


Heartwood’s Controlled Burn 2019

Natural Areas: Blazing Star & Palmetto, JUNE 2019



Talk & Tour Events

Summer/Fall 2019





Our Natural, Conservation Heartwood Burials

Thank you to our Heartwood Families for allowing us to use these photos.


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