|The 3rd annual South Carolina Botanical Garden Moonlight and Magnolias Garden Gala, is the premiere social event of the year. Join Patrick McMillan, garden staff, community leaders, and garden supporters for an evening of fine food, great music and fun times to benefit the recovery and continued maintenance of the garden.
This year’s Gala is themed “Metamorphosis” and is a celebration of this season of renewal. Larry Mellichamp, Professor of Botany at UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens will be our guest speaker for the evening and Dr. David Bradshaw, Professor Emeritus of Horticulture at Clemson University, will be our honored guest.
Metamorphosis will take place on the grounds of the Fran Hanson Visitor Center, the former Southern Living Showcase Home located in the Garden. This elegant garden party will feature fresh from the farm cuisine, elegant music, silent auction, local wines and craft beers but most importantly provide an opportunity for friends to come together and support the mission of the garden. Ladies and gentlemen alike are requested to don your garden party finery and show your support for in celebrating our season of renewal. Dress will be elegant garden party (garden hats are encouraged) and awards will be given out at the end of the evening to the fanciest garden party hat.
Tickets for individuals and couples are available for purchase as well as sponsorships. Ticket prices will remain at $75 each. Sponsorships include four or more tickets to the ball, tickets to a VIP garden tour, reserved seating, and a signed and numbered print of the 2014 Moonlight and Magnolia artwork. To become a sponsor, contact Darlene Evans or Shaunda Soto (864)656-3405. Community members are strongly encouraged to become Friends of the Garden and purchase tickets soon, as tickets are in limited supply and special tables will sell out quickly.
More information about the event, as well as instructions to purchase tickets, is available at http://calendar.clemson.edu/event/moonlight_magnolias_-_metamorphosis#.Uwt8U4W5GGN