Gala in the Garden

  • Sunday, May 6, 2007 – 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Join us for a delightful spring afternoon with cocktails, gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live music, and a silent auction featuring a plethora of unique plants and an eclectic array of many other distinctive items.

Sponsors (as of May 1, 2007)

A. E. Finley Foundation
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association, Inc.
Pender Nursery (Jim and Kathy Deal)

Hawksridge Farms
Hoffman's Nursery, Inc.

Bell Family Foundation
Bland Landscaping
Dottie and W. L. Burns
Carroll's Plant Center
Century Framing, Ltd. (Bobby Wilder)
Encore Azalea
Garland C. Norris Co.
Jerry and Nina Jackson
Little and Little Landscape Architects
John and Becky Logan
North Carolina Agricultural Foundation
Pilgrim's Pride
MaryAnn and Greg Poole
Quality Staffing Specialists
Southern Farm Bureau Life Insurance
Taylor's Nursery
Worthington Farms
York Properties

Justus and Jo Ellen Ammons
Don and Phyllis Brookshire
Tommy and Linda Bunn
Carolina Sunrock
Lew and Annabelle Fetterman
First Citizens Bank
Fowler's Nursery
Charles Gamble
Gilmore Plant and Bulb Co.
Goddin Landscape and Maintenance, Inc.
Golden Corral
David T. Goodson (Goodson and Associates)
Gregory Poole Equipment Co.
Ray and Annie Hibbs
Hicks Landscape Contractors
Julia Kornegay
LanArc, Inc.
Tommy and Martha Massey
Outfall Farms
Anne Porter
Progress Energy
Rodgers Landscape Services, Inc.
Sampson Nursery
Turftenders Landscape Services, Inc.
Frank and Janice Weedon
Dennis and Georgina Werner
Wyatt-Quarles Seed Co.

Special Gifts
Mary J. Barham
Jeff and Lynn Beaver
Berylwood Tree Farm
Henry Bowers
Danalouise Chapman
Jim and Peggy Fain
Annette Guirlinger
Modern Gardener's Club
Isabelle Perry
Bob and Lou Reynolds
Tiger Lily's
John and Barbara Vandenbergh

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Autumn Keck at (919) 513-3826 or Or click here for sponsorship levels and benefits.

Silent Auction

Auction Item Donors (non plant items)

Amy Devereaux Art and Photography
Ann Armstrong
Atlantic Ave. Orchid and Garden Center
Barjoti, Inc. (Barbara Deckter)
Pam Beck
Richard W. Boggs, Landscape Architect
Julia and Richard Brooks
Marie and Tom Bumgarner
Mark Burnham
Bob Cairns
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Panthers
Charlotte's, Inc.
Jean Cheely
Cill Ide Native Plant Nursery
Cinda's Creative Cakes
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
CALS Alumni and Friends
CALS College Relations
Donald Crowder, Jr.
Custom Landscapes (Suzanne Edney)
Davenport Florist at Five Points
Eclectic Garden (Chrissy Pressley)
Edible Art
Ernestine Emerson
Frankie Fanelli
The Fire Place (Ruby McSwain)
Elizabeth Gant
Garden Conservancy
Gilmore Plant and Bulb Co.
Brienne Gluvna
Gloria and Robert Graham
Judi and Frank Grainger
Madalyn Guito and Betsy James
Nina and Jerry Jackson
jaGG Classic Wholesale (Adair Gibson and Jeff Glutz)
JC Raulston Arboretum
Jewelry by Artie (Artie Leamon)
Johnson Nursery Corporation
Joyce Watkins King
Ladyfingers Catering
Lamaze for Believers
Bryce Lane
Lasting Impressions (Amelia Lane and Beth Jimenez)
Logan's Trading Co.
Joyce Lufkin
Robert E. Lyons
Z Enterprises
David and Jean Millward
Neomonde Deli
North Carolina 4-H Development
Bev Norwood
Marge O'Keeffe
Outdoor Bird Co.
Palm Avenue, A Lilly Pulitzer
Parker's Landscape Services, Inc.
The Peddler Steak House
Pennington Seed (Brian Free)
Pet Sitting for Your Best Friends (Dwen Andrews-Cita)
Picture My Garden (Peggy Walters)
Piggy Back Market
Anne Porter
Charlotte Presley
Redwine Plantscapes (Sylvia Redwine)
Sandy Reid
Margot Rochester
Signature Store
Susan Stephenson
Tiger Lily's (Helen Yoest)
Amy Veatch
Verna Medeiros
Zvesdana Pesic Von Esbroec
Sarah Werner
Jan Wilson
Erica Winston
Jackie and Johnny Wynne

Auction Item Donors (plants)

Apex Nurseries, Inc. (Apex, North Carolina)
Architectural Trees (Bahama, North Carolina)
Carroll's Plant Center (Benson, North Carolina)
Casey Nursery, Inc. (Goldsboro, North Carolina)
Chewning Nursery, Inc. (Apex, North Carolina)
Earthworks Nursery (Clayton, North Carolina)
Fowler's Nursery and Greenhouses (Clayton, North Carolina)
Christopher Todd Glenn
Greenleaf Nursery Co. (Tarboro, North Carolina)
Hawksridge Farm, Inc. (Hickory, North Carolina)
Highland Creek Nursery (Fletcher, North Carolina)
Hoffman Nursery (Rougemont, North Carolina)
JC Raulston Arboretum (Raleigh, North Carolina)
McDonald's Nursery (Cameron, North Carolina)
McLamb Nursery (Angier, North Carolina)
Monrovia Growers (La Grange, North Carolina)
Nurseries Caroliniana, Inc. (North Augusta, South Carolina)
Pender Nursery, Inc. (Garner, North Carolina)
Pi Alpha Xi (NC State University)
Piedmont Carolina Nursery (Colfax, North Carolina)
Plant Delights Nursery, Inc. (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Redwine's Plantscaping (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Shadow Nursery, Inc. (Winchester, Tennessee)
Song Sparrow Perennial Farm (Avalon, Wisconsin)
Tarheel Native Trees (Clayton, North Carolina)
Taylor's Nursery, Inc. (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Williford's Nursery (Wilson, North Carolina)
Worthington Farms, Inc. (Greenville, North Carolina)

If you are interested in donating an item for our silent auction, please contact Autumn Keck at (919) 513-3826 or Or click here for full details.

Special Guests

We are delighted to welcome members of the 2006-07 Chancellor's Circle. The Chancellor's Circle recognizes alumni, parents, and friends who make significant unrestricted gifts to NC State University. For additional information on the Chancellor's Circle and how to become a member, please contact the NC State Annual Fund at (919) 515-2034 or visit their Web site.

Please call (919) 513-3826 to register for the Gala in the Garden. A downloadable version of the invitation (link removed) is also available.
JC Raulston Arboretum.
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Free parking is available along Beryl Road.
Please call Autumn Keck at (919) 513-3826 for more information about this event.