The annual Gala at the Gardens will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo.
Guests will delight in the indoor and outdoor gardens while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and sipping cocktails with friends. Dinner, catered by Oliver’s, will be served under a lovely tent behind the Botanical Gardens.
A live auction, hosted by Cash Cunningham, will engage guests bidding on spectacular auction packages to raise funds to support the Botanical Gardens’ important mission.
Then a Mission Moment auction will highlight two future exhibits at the Botanical Gardens, an Asian Rainforest and an Aquatic Garden. This auction will raise funds to support the creation and installation of these exciting new exhibits, projected to open in January 2017.
There will also be silent and basket auctions as well as a wine wall. Guests pay $20 for the opportunity to choose a wrapped bottle of wine valued at from $20 to more than $100.
The theme is “A Pattern of Growth.” The co-chairs are Cathy Paladino and Danielle Jacobs. Honorary chairs are James W. Cornell and Dr. Darci Cramer.
Individual tickets are $175.
Sponsorships range from $1,400 up to $10,000. Program ads are also available for $75 up to $450.
Tickets, sponsorships and program ads can be purchased by calling the Development Department at 827-1584, ext. 203 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.