Be first to see the dazzling Show Gardens at the Opening Night Party, on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, the evening before the Show’s public opening. The Opening Night Party at the Show benefits the Arboretum Foundation, one of Seattle’s oldest non-profit organizations, providing support for Seattle’s internationally renowned 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum.
Enjoy a fabulous evening of delicious food, fine wine, live music and silent auctions featuring garden-lovers treasures, wine and restaurant gift cards, vacation getaways,fine dining experiences and much more.
Since the first Northwest Flower & Garden Show in 1989, the Arboretum Foundation has produced a special preview party, which provides a first look at the fabulous display gardens, delicious food and a special auction. This year, in keeping with the Show’s Hollywood theme, the Foundation’s Flower Show display garden will be “A Hobbit’s New Zealand Garden”. It payshomage to Peter Jackson’s new movie, The Hobbit, and celebrates the New Zealand eco-geographic forest that will be planted in the Arboretum this year.
Ticket Levels and Benefits
Patron Level – $250
Benefactor Level – $500
5:00 – 6:00 pm
Hosted wine & hors d’oeuvres reception and silent auction & Fund-a-Need with Ciscoe Morris
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
“Highlights of the 2013 Gardens” tour with special guest, award-winning designer Billy Goodnick
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Exclusive garden preview & buffet dinner
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Continued garden viewing, silent auction bidding, entertainment and dessert
Patrons & Benefactors receive complimentary parking. Benefactors receive 2 tickets to the NWFGS.
Member Level – $75
Non-Member Level – $100
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Hosted wine reception, light fare, live entertainment and silent auction benefitting the Foundation & Fund-a-Need with Ciscoe Morris in South Lobby
7:30 – 9:30 pm
Garden viewing, hosted wine, dessert, continued silent auction bidding and entertainment
ABOUT THE BENEFICIARY
The Arboretum Foundation, producer and beneficiary of Opening Night, is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to stewardship of the Arboretum since 1935. Over the past 20 years, our Opening Night Party has raised over $1,500,000 to support the 230-acre Washington Park Arboretum.
The Arboretum Foundation’s mission is to create and strengthen an engaged community of donors, volunteers, and advocates who will promote, protect and enhance the Washington Park Arboretum for current and future generations. Foundation staff and over 450 volunteers produce fundraising events and appeals, raise funds for new exhibits in the Arboretum, manage the membership program and publications, implement hands-on horticultural programs and projects, and operate the Gift Shop.