Twilight in the Garden Gala | October 4, 2019
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 Ms. Jane G. Pepper and the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School for their commitment to local green spaces and hands-on discovery.
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.
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To see the full list of the Garden’s generous sponsors, check out our 2016 Annual Report!
Twilight in the Garden has previously honored the following pillars of Philadelphia green space:
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