Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Botanical Gardens at UNC Gala

Saturday June 2, 2012, 6:30 - 11pm | Ticket Price $125
Tasty hors d'oeurves — Beer/Wine — Dancing and Music — Intriguing Silent Auction...
Tickets are now available, and . . .
    •    Buy Tickets
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. . . you'll be able to browse the auction soon!
About the Event
The North Carolina Botanical Garden's first—and fabulous!—Carolina Moonlight Gala is coming up, Saturday, June 2. Join us for a delightful party under a Carolina full moon to celebrate the Garden's contribution to sustainable living through its mission to "advance a sustainable relationship between people and nature." Our new LEED Platinum building and landscape is the site of this celebration, and our conservation, horticulture, and education efforts will be supported by the gala proceeds.
Purchase your ticket today for an evening to remember—tasty hors d'oeuvres from Durham Catering Company, wine and beer, dancing to music by Rebecca & The Hi-Tones, and bidding on items in an intriguing silent auction. Please consider also helping to make our Sustainable Garden Party a real success with either a sponsorship or an auction contribution . . . see below.

A Note About the Name and the Logo

Our gala is named after a plant, of course!
The beautiful horticultural selection Baptisia X 'Carolina Moonlight' was selected at the North Carolina Botanical Garden by Rob Gardner in 2002. It is a cross between two of our native Baptisia species: white wild indigo (Baptisia alba) and the yellow wild indigo (Baptisia sphaerocarpa). This gorgeous hybrid well represents the Garden's significant contribution to native plant introductions and is a perfect symbol for our first gala celebration—which will, by the way, take place under a June full moon! The logo design, top of this page, is by Sandra Brooks-Mathers, Cricket Taylor and Lynn Goodpasture.

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