Gala 2017

DIAMOND GALA: A Party to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Arboretum

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Arboretum Gardens
5:30-9 p.m.

Gala Reception
Gala Auction
KARE-11 Chief Meterologist Belinda Jensen

A special evening of fun, music and entertainment to celebrate 60 years of the Arboretum. Toast in the grand setting of the #1 Botanical Garden, rated by USA Today Readers Choice 2017. Cocktail garden party attire suggested. Guest emcee: Belinda Jensen, KARE-11 TV. Hosted by the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation.

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Featured Chef

Featured Chef John Krause

Diamond Gala celebrates the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum's 60 years in the community. Guest pastry chef John Kraus, James Beard-nominated chef of Patisserie 46, adds a delicious dessert to this diamond-studded party in the garden on Thursday, June 21.

An Evening of Delight!

5:30 p.m.
Reception in the Perennial Gardens with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, live music and Silent Auction bidding.

7 p.m. 
Gala Dinner and program al fresco in the Sensory Garden. Silent Auction bidding closes at 7:30 p.m.

8 p.m. 
Dessert and Live Auction featuring exclusive Arboretum and trip experiences.

8:45 p.m. 
Closing remarks, grateful thanks and checkout opens for auction purchases in Oswald Visitor Center.

Patron Sponsor Levels

New! Pre-Gala Patron Reception Thursday, June 7

Gold Patron Table at $6,000
Table for 10

Silver Patron Table at $3,000 
Table for 10

Patron Individual at $500
One reservation.

Guest Individual at $250 
One reservation to the Gala. $100 tax-deductible.

Gala Co-Chairs

Georgia Thompson
Isabel Keating
Marla Ordway
Jennifer Allen

View a personal invitation from Arboretum Director Pete Moe!

Check out our video from last year's Gala!

Media Partner

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The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation appreciates your support. Email to for more information.

For sponsorship opportunities and event inquiries, please contact Wendy Composto:

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Foundation is a 501 (c)3 tax deductible organization.