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19th Annual Gala in the Garden
Saturday, September 8, 2018

Thank you for attending.

Hope to see you at next year’s Gala in the Garden scheduled for Sept. 7, 2019. You can sign up via email, contact dprager@sdbgarden.org



We are busy preparing for what will be the best  Gala in the Garden ever!

You will enjoy world-class food, wine and spirits served throughout the winding pathways of the Garden, while enjoying five musical groups and strolling entertainers performing along the way. You’ll love the special floral creations and the lovely sunset sky adding to the magic of the evening. Do not miss on what our guests call the “Best Gala in town!”  

Contact Doreen Prager at dprager@sdbgarden.org to learn more about volunteering, donating items or services for the silent auction, or how to become a sponsor during this very special Gala honoring Julian Duval!

If you’ve never been, you must come to Gala in the Garden this year!


Gala in the Garden

Click to View Video of
Gala in the Garden 2017


Our 2018 Gala Committee Leadership
Jim Ruecker – Gala Chair 
Rene van Rems – Gala Creative Director
Sabrina Cadini and Dianna Burke – Logistics & Operations Co-chairs
Doreen Prager – Manager of Development Events

Our deepest gratitude to the following Honorary Host Committee for the 2018 Gala.

Martin Dickinson
Mo Ecke
Jim Farley
Tony & Sue Godfrey
Frances Hamilton White
Ron Moss
Joyce Wilder

Patrick Anderson & Les Olson
Richard & Mary Borevitz
Lois Dickson & Nancy Snyder
Mark and Jenny Dowling
Tom and Donna Golich
Andrew & Sue Grant
Diane & Tyler Miller
Van and Carol Parker
Suzy Schaefer
Kathleen Toyoda & Larry Reser
Ann & David Welborn

Gala in the Garden 2017



  • Recycling or composting all food waste and tableware
  • Reducing use of paper in invitations and programs
  • Using 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and soy-based inks
  • Working with restaurants and vendors to ensure eco-friendly products
    and practices
  • Donation of excess food