Welcome to the magical world of Mrs. Mango's! At the shop you will encounter an enchanted garden, unique animals,
and herbal preparations of all sorts. Take the time to wander the grounds and find inspiration and treasures to delight the
senses. We have worked hard to create a place that is grounding and comforting to anyone who needs a break from todays hectic
We are celebrating our 30th year in business this September and owe it all to our wonderful friends,
aka customers. Each day we have the opportunity to meet people from all walks of life who are trying to find a more natural
approach to living. Whether its a remedy to a common complaint, or relief from a lifelong illness, we strive to give assistance
to anyone who needs it.
When you come into the shop, you will be offered a complimentary cup of tea, iced or hot. I
recommend you take the time to accept the offer and have a seat to enjoy the treat of a home made cup of hibiscus tea and
a windmill cookie. Its a tradition of ours that we use to welcome old friends and introduce new ones to our shop.
you have taken the time to unwind, browse the shop or come up to the counter and ask as many questions as you please. If we
can offer our guidance to an ailment or issue, we will happily share any information we feel will be of assistance. If
we know of a practitioner or healer who may help further, we will gladly pass on the contacts of those we recommend.
Anneke Langendonk aka Mrs. Mango started the shop as a way to bring her families traditions of natural
healing to the central Florida area in 1985. She was an immigrant from the Netherlands and came to this country in 1962 with
her husband, children, and her mother and father. After supporting her husband, and raising her 4 children, she got the inspiration
to open a traditional herb shop. She often called it her "mid-life crisis" and after her husband retired, her dreams
became her reality. With a limited budget and a somewhat dilapidated building, Anneke started to create her life long dream.
With the help of friends and family, she repaired the run down building, planted seeds in the garden, and opened the
doors to a legacy. People stopped by the peculiar shop on the side of US1 not knowing what to expect. What they found was
a welcoming place that offered rejuvenating and healing energy, and a warm and wise woman to guide them on their journey.
She ran the shop with the stipulation that all are welcome, and that those the most in need don't always ask for it. Over
the years she became the confidant and friend to many, and everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her walked away with a
feeling of calm and peace.
Anneke Lngendonk passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 5th, 2013. She was not
ill, and spent a fun filled day with her eldest daughter the day before. Like everything in her life, we all feel this
was not un-planned.
I am her granddaughter, Anneke Balazs. The teachings and guidance she gave me throughout
my life are immeasurable, and my only wish is to share these priceless anecdotes with all who wish to hear them.
oldest daughter Kitty, her youngest granddaughter Ana, and myself run the shop now. We strive to keep things exactly
the way she would want, and hope to keep her legacy alive through us and all who knew her.
I remember her mantras
daily, and they help to guide me. "all that the honey bees create is a wonder", "mother nature knows all",
and "You should have more vegetables on your plate."
She lived her life with passion and acceptance,
and I know we can all live with more of both in our lives.
We welcome old friends and new to our little shop and hope
that all who enter feel a sense of awe and wonder at what can happen when you have dream.