Gala in the Gardens

Join us on June 17 to learn how you can help the Arboretum heal people through the power of nature. 

Funds raised at the gala will be invested into the Arboretum’s 1,200 acres of gardens, plant and tree collections, model landscapes and natural areas. 

Enjoy an inspiring program with emcee Belinda Jensen, hear from Arboretum Director Pete Moe and help the Arboretum heal people through nature, all from the comfort of your own home.

Ticket Options

Ticket Options

 

Click here to get tickets
 

Gold Watch Party Host 

$3,500 ($3,300 tax deductible)
Please RSVP by May 30 

  • Invitation to Wednesday, June 2 Gala Preview at the Farm at the Arb for four people
  • Recognition in Gala Pre-Show 
  • Gala basket of Arboretum goodies to help you entertain and for the morning after 
  • Ability to opt-out of receiving a Gala Basket and receive the full tax deduction of $3,500 

Silver Watch Party Host 

$1,000 ($850 tax deductible) 
Please RSVP by May 30 

  • Invitation to Wednesday, June 2 Gala Preview at the Farm at the Arb for two people
  • Recognition in Gala Pre-Show 
  • Gala basket of Arboretum goodies to help you entertain and for the morning after 
  • Ability to opt-out of receiving a Gala Basket and receive the full tax deduction of $1,000 

Bronze Level  

$500 ($480 tax deductible) 
Please RSVP by May 30 

  • Arboretum Garden Store nature-inspired gift (will be mailed) 
  • Ability to opt-out of receiving a gift and receive the full tax deduction of $500 

Individual 

$0 (No Charge) 

  • Participate in the Gala program and learn what it takes to maintain 1,200 acres of
    nature’s healing

Food and Cocktails from Red Sauce Rebellion and Coalition!

Food and Cocktails from Red Sauce Rebellion and Coalition!

Make the Gala evening special and hassle-free with food and a signature cocktail from Red Sauce Rebellion and Coalition! Several food options are available to help customize your catering. Could it get any better? Yes! 25% of all proceeds will be donated back to the Arboretum. 

Menu Options

  • Flatbread Appetizer kit (serves 2)
  • Burrata Cheese Board kit (serves 2)
  • Chicken Piccata kit/includes salad (serves 2)
  • Pesto Spaghetti kit/includes salad (serves 2)
  • Dessert kit (serves 2) 
  • Garden Cooler Kit (serves 4)

How to Order

  • Go to the Virtual Gala homepage.
  • On the top right-hand side of the page, click on VIEW ITEMS. 
  • Review item descriptions and price
  • Place an order and purchase items

Deadline to order is Thursday, June 10 at 11:59 p.m.  

Logistics

Pick up your order with serving and reheating instructions at either Coalition (Edina) or Red Sauce Rebellion (Excelsior) between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 16.

Pricing 

Apps $20
Dessert and Garden Cooler Kit $20
Entree with salad $65

 

Program Overview

Program Overview

6:45 - 7:00 p.m. Pre-Show

7:00 - 7:30 p.m. Program

Belinda Jensen, Kare 11, Emcee
Andy Imholte, Fladeboe Advancement, Auctioneer
Pete Moe, Arboretum Director
2021 Fund-a-Need: The Healing Power of Nature

7:30 p.m.  Post Show

Gala in the Gardens

Gala Committee

2021 Gala Co-Chairs:
Jennifer Allen and Judy Fulk

2021 Gala Committee:
Holly Adams, Susan Campbell, Linda Cutler, Cate Fossing, Jaime Gearhart, Jeff Iseminger, Brenda Jean, Isabel Keating, Betsy Massie, Marla Ordway, Alene Sussman, Georgia Thompson, Kemerie Foss

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation is a 501 (c)3 tax-deductible organization.

Event inquiries can be emailed to Kim Erickson Heiar at eric0059@umn.edu.