Twilight in the Garden Virtual Gala | October 2, 2020

Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser–now entirely virtual! Join us this fall in honoring State Representative Joanna McClinton and Paul W. Meyer, the recently retired F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, for their commitment to community and natural spaces.

The evening will feature a festive cocktail-mixing demo led by Philly Mag Food Editor Alex Tewfik; live panel moderated by Sara Lomax-Reese, President of WURD Radio; lively auction featuring local artwork and exclusive experiences; and Bartram Boxes containing snacks and garden-themed goodies for guests to enjoy at home.

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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