Twilight in the Garden Gala | October 2, 2020

Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser. Join us this fall to honor State Representative Joanna McClinton and Paul W. Meyer, previously of the Morris Arboretum, for their commitment to community and natural spaces.

The evening will include 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 Michelle Perate, Robert P. Raymond, and Maria Viola-Kuttruff.

For tickets call June Mansfield at 215.729.1047 ext.107

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To see the full list of the Garden’s generous sponsors, check out our 2016 Annual Report! 

Previous Honorees

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

Ms. Jane G. Pepper and the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School, committed to local green spaces and hands-on discovery

Senator Anthony H. Williams and Mr. Edward M. D’Alba, committed to Philadelphia’s riverfront

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