Summer Evening in the Gardens 2018

Summer Evening in the Gardens

Thursday, June 14, 6 p.m. – – RSVP Deadline is June 8

Join us for our premier party of the year, Summer Evening in the Gardens, our annual gala honoring supporters of Wellfield Botanic Gardens. Wellfield closes early to the public on this special evening. Enjoy a stroll through the gardens during the pre-dinner cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres before being seated under the Event Garden tent. Enjoy a top-notch, delectable dinner from Matterhorn Catering as well as delicious wine pairings from Tiedemann Wines. Enjoy words of thanks from the Board of Directors, a State-of-the-Gardens address from the Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director, Eric Garton and hear from special guests. This year’s gala will also include a special recognition of our NEW Children’s Garden, a gift from the Rex and Alice A. Martin Foundation.

Wine list from Tiedemann Wines will be provided nearer the event for both Cocktail Hour and Dinner (here’s a sample listing from 2017’s event) Cocktail Hour: Cepas Privadas – Cabernet Sauvignon, La Escondida – Chardonnay, and Tre Fratelli – Pinot Grigio; Dinner: Glenwood Cellars – Chardonnay, Tiedemann Signature Series – Red Wine

Thanks to this year’s current event sponsors:

  • Platinum Supporters – – Tom and Dana Pletcher

  • Gold Supporters – – John and Judy Goebel; Kurt Janowsky, Navarre Hospitality Group

  • Silver Supporters – Barnes & Thornburg LLP/Joel and Amy Duthie; Tom & Libby Eisele; INOVA Federal; Sandy Richardson, and Doug and Sharon Risser

Ticketing and Sponsorship Opportunities: 

  • Individual Tickets are $175 per person (tickets are all inclusive)

To support the event through a TABLE SPONSORSHIP, which includes special recognition leading up to and at Summer Evening in the Gardens, select from one of these options:

  • 2018 Summer Evening Platinum Supporter $10,000
    Includes two complimentary tables of 8, program and signage recognition, opportunity for 3 minutes at the podium/microphone, AND recognition as Annual Partner at the $10,000 level
  • 2018 Summer Evening Gold Supporter $5,000
    Includes one complimentary table for 8, program recognition, AND recognition as Annual Partner at the $5,000 level
  • 2018 Summer Evening Silver Supporter $2000
    Includes one complimentary table for 8 and program recognition

For more information call Cheree Thews at 574-266-2006 or email

See you at Wellfield!