Summer Evening on the Island Garden

A Summer Evening on the Island Garden logo

Choose Your Date to Attend:
Tuesday, July 21 | Tuesday, August 18 | Tuesday, September 15
Each Summer Evening on the Island Garden is scheduled for 6:30-8:30 p.m.

2020 is 季節 Kisetsu: The Year of the Island Garden at Wellfield Botanic Gardens, celebrating the opening of our NEW Japanese-inspired “Island Garden”, a gift from Don and Jurate Krabill. Please join us in celebrating this incredible new space while honoring all of our Annual Partners and Sponsors of Wellfield Botanic Gardens.

Each Summer Evening on the Island Garden features exclusive access to Wellfield and the Island Garden, a full bar with cocktails/wine/beer/and sake, as well as Japanese-inspired passed hors d’oeuvres crafted and served by Navarre Catering and Events while exploring Wellfield’s most exciting new addition and learning about its authentic Japanese design features.

Tickets: $150 per person / $300 per couple

New and continuing Annual Partners and Event Sponsors receive a pair of complimentary tickets to your choice of Summer Evening on the Island Garden dates – – please contact 574-266-2006 ext 101 or email e.garton@wellfieldgardens.org to RSVP.

A Note About Safety… The safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff is our #1 priority at Wellfield. The Island Garden offers ample space for social-distancing while providing an intimate, gorgeous environment. For the added safety of our guests, each Evening is limited to just 100 guests, servers will be wearing masks, and beverages will be available both at the bar and passed (wine, beer, and sake).


Sponsorships for Summer Evening on the Island Garden are available

Sponsorship levels are named for the four styles of Japanese stone lanterns found on the Island Garden; each representing a guiding light and vision of hope for others to follow. Sponsorships are recognized across ALL event dates. CLICK HERE to purchase a sponsorship.

  • Nishinoya Sponsor – $10,000: Includes an exclusive 頂点 Chōten Private Dinner (for up to 10 guests, scheduled for another night), 6 tickets to any Summer Evening on the Island Garden, web and print recognition at all event dates.
    • Dana and Tom Pletcher
  • Takenosho Sponsor – $5000: Includes 6 tickets to any Summer Evening on the Island Garden, web and print recognition at all event dates.
    • Community Foundation of Elkhart County
  • Zendo-ji Sponsor – $2500: Includes 4 tickets to any Summer Evening on the Island Garden, web and print recognition at all event dates.
    • Patty Brotherson
    • Joel and Amy Duthie
    • Doug and Sharon Risser
  • Misaki Sponsor – $1000: Includes: 2 tickets to any Summer Evening on the Island Garden and print recognition at all event dates.

頂点 Chōten Private Dinner – $5000

Are you looking for an unforgettable, exclusive opportunity to dine under 遊水亭 Yu Sui Te Pavilion atop the Island Garden? 頂点 Chōten means ‘pinnacle’ in Japanese and represents the highest point at Wellfield – – and the highest-quality experience you’ve come to expect from Navarre Catering and Events as you’re treated to Japanese-inspired culinary creations and personal service from Proprietor, Kurt Janowsky. A 頂点 Chōten Private Dinner is included with the Nishinoya Sponsorship or can be purchased a la carte – – Schedule your Chōten Private Dinner for up to 10 guests on the Island Garden by calling Robert and Peggy Weed Executive Director Eric Garton at 574-266-2006 ext 102.
Yu Sui Te

Click Here to download and print event and sponsor information