Gardens of the World Ball

The annual gala show­cases extra­v­a­gant sets, flo­ral dec­o­ra­tions and table sett­ings. Guests dine amid the back­drop of the three-story Conser­va­tory filled with hun­dreds of trop­i­cal and semi-trop­i­cal plants, Garden path­ways, water­falls and pools. Live music and danc­ing con­cludes the even­ing. Ini­ti­ated in 1985, the Ball is the pre­mier fundrais­ing event for the Garden, col­lec­tively rais­ing more than $3 mil­lion for the Garden’s endow­ment and spe­cial pro­jects. Cor­po­rate spon­sor­ships are key to the suc­cess of the Ball.

Silent Auction

The Silent Auc­tion has become an increas­ingly impor­tant part of the Ball. The auc­tion con­sists of orig­i­nal art, jew­elry, vaca­tion homes, tick­ets to sport­ing and cul­tu­ral events, hunt­ing pack­ages, spe­cial din­n­ers and other fine items – most of which are donated or acquired by mem­bers of the eighty-mem­ber Board of Advi­sors. Held in the Gar­den­side Room over­look­ing the Inter­na­tio­nal Garden, the Silent Auc­tion bid­d­ing begins as guests arrive at the Ball, and it con­cludes after the seated din­ner.

Patron Party

The Fri­day even­ing before the Gar­dens of the World Ball, the Board of Advi­sors hon­ors the gener­ous cor­po­rate spon­sors and indi­vi­d­ual patrons who sup­port the Ball. This spe­cial event is held in a pri­vate home or other spe­cial loca­tion.

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Rachel Tribble

Director of Development

Andrea Fischer

Volunteer & Tours Coordinator

Mary McCoy

Membership Coordinator & Office Manager