Twilight in the Garden Gala

Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser.

The evening includes cocktails in the historic flower garden, a starlit view of the Philadelphia skyline, and a dinner of late-summer seasonal favorites in our new hilltop pavilion. The festivities also feature a lively auction and guided sunset tours of the garden. This year’s event will be chaired by Robert P. Raymond and Maria Viola-Kuttruff.

All proceeds from the event support year-round programming for more than 10,000 local children and families. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

Previous Honorees

Twilight in the Garden has previously honored the following pillars of Philadelphia green space:

Michael DiBerardinis and Joan Reilly, civic leaders and green space advocates
Lomax Family Foundation, dedicated to the health and wellness of African-American communities
Elizabeth P. McLean, garden historian
Mural Arts Philadelphia, the country’s leading public art program
Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia (2008-2016)
Virginia Smith, green space advocate and Philadelphia Inquirer writer
Sidney B. Spahr, civic leader and horticulturist
James B. Straw, civic leader
Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer