A Party to Celebrate the Arboretum
Thursday, June 22, 2017
A special evening of fun, music and entertainment. Menu by Guest Chef Steven Brown (Tilia and St. Genevieve), James Beard-nominated for Best Chef Midwest 2017. Toast in the grand setting of the #1 Botanical Garden in the U.S., winner of USA Today Readers Choice 2017. Cocktail garden party attire suggested, black tie optional. Guest emcee: Belinda Jensen, KARE-11 TV.
Gala registration is now closed. Thanks for your support!
Schedule of Events
Opening Reception in the Perennial Gardens Cocktails in the garden with hors d'oeuvres and live music. Silent Auction open.
Dinner al fresco in Gala Tent in the Sensory Garden Welcome and Introductions by Guest Emcee, Belinda Jensen, KARE-11 TV Heads & Tails Starter Fun Farm and Garden to Table menu presented by Guest Chef Steven Brown (Tilia and St. Genevieve), James Beard-nominated Best Chef Midwest 2017; and Arboretum Catering Silent Auction bidding closes at 7:30.
Dessert and Gala Gratitude Live Auction features a Mini-Garden of Kaleidoscope by artist Robert Anderson, Best of Fall Guided Tour and Experience with Arboretum Director Peter Moe, Grow With KARE-11 TV "behind-the-scenes tour for four and taping with Belinda Jensen and Bobby Jensen," Travel Tours and more.
Closing Remarks and Thanks Checkout for Live Auction and Silent Auction purchases pick-up in Oswald Visitor Center Conversation and moonlight strolls in the gardens.
PATRON SPONSOR LEVELS
Gold Patron Table at $6,000
Table for 10, event program book and presentation sponsor mentions, Arboretum magazine and annual report recognition, website listing, 20 Arboretum VIP passes. $4,500 tax-deductible
Silver Patron Table at $3,000
Table for 10, event program book and presentation sponsor mentions, Arboretum magazine and annual report recognition, website listing, 10 Arboretum VIP passes. $1,500 tax-deductible
Patron Individual at $500
One reservation, listing in event program, Arboretum magazine and annual report, website listing. $350 tax-deductible
Guest Individual at $250
One reservation includes reception, entertainment, dinner. $100 tax-deductible
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation appreciates your support. Please RSVP online at arboretum.umn.edu/gala2017.aspx. OR by contacting 612-625-9437 for call back. Also, email to
Arb-Gala@umn.edu for more information.
A portion of Patron Levels and Guest Price is tax-deductible.