Gala in the Garden

Celebrating a Greener World!

  • Sunday, May 4, 2008 – 3:00 pm7:00 pm

Help us Celebrate a Greener World by coming to our annual Gala in the Garden. In keeping with our Greener World theme, our silent auction will have many drought tolerant plants that do well in our environment. And our non-plant auction items will include such things as hand crafted pottery and birdhouses, landscaping consultation services, and gift certificates. Enjoy music by the Southern String Band and gourmet hors d'oeuvre, cocktails, and a special dessert reception. This is always a fun event and we hope you will be there.

Sponsors (as of April 30, 2008)

North Carolina Nursery and Landscape Association

A. E. Finley Foundation
North Carolina Farm Bureau/Southern Farm Bureau Life
Pender Nursery, Inc. (Jim and Kathy Deal)

Bayer Advanced
Hawksridge Farms
Hoffman Nursery, Inc.

Bland Landscaping Company, Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
Dottie and W. L. Burns
Century Framing, Ltd. (Bobby Wilder)
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Deans and Directors)
Fair Products (Judy and Frank Grainger)
Jerry and Nina Jackson
Lord Corporation
Robert E. Lyons
The North Carolina Agricultural Foundation, Inc.
Outfall Farms
Mary Ann and Greg Poole
Quality Staffing Specialists
Dan C. L. Sears, ASLA, Sears Design Group
Taylor's Nursery
Worthington Farms

Phyllis and Donnie Brookshire
Linda and Tommy Bunn
Claude and Mary Caldwell
Lew and Annabelle Fetterman
Fox Hollow Nursery
Garland C. Norris Company
Gilmore Plant and Bulb Company, Inc.
Goddin Landscape and Maintenance, Inc.
Golden Corral Corporation
Gregory Poole Equipment Company
Ray and Annie Hibbs
Jeanette and Wallace Hyde
Julia Kornegay
LanArc, Inc.
Omega Property Group (Carolyn Grant)
Pittsboro Place Partners, LLC
Anne M. Porter
Progress Energy
Sampson Nursery, Inc.
Turftenders Landscape Services, Inc.
Wakefield Nursery and Landscaping, Inc.
Georgina and Dennis Werner
Frank and Janice Weedon
Wyatt-Quarles Seed Company
Rosemary and Smedes York

Special Gifts
Bell Family Foundation
Custom Brick
Clara Flanagan
William and Mary Coker Joslin
Melda and Bill Lamm
Bet Pou McClamroch
Mary Virginia Welles

If you are interested in becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact Anne Porter at (919) 513-3463 or

Silent Auction

Auction Item Donors (non plant items) (as of April 30, 2008)

Jill Adams
Rosanna Adams
Tim Alderton
Dick Balcon
Ball Horticultural (Al Newsom)
Barjoti, Inc.
Marilyn Bass
Pam Beck
Black Cat Beads (Susan Hatchell)
Rick Boggs
Bonsai West (Glen Lord)
Bosetti Art Tile (Marina Bosetti)
Gin-Gin Brogden
Julia Brooks
Jim Buckingham
John Buettner and John Dole
Marie & Tom Bumgarner
Mark Burnham
Carolina Panthers
Century Framing, LLC
Chef Mario 's Inc.
Dwen Andrews Cita
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences College Advancement
Conomara Designs (Jan Reist)
Victoria Cumbee
Mark D. Currin
Custom Landscapes
Genelle and John Dail
Barbara and Eli Dechter
Karen Fullerton Dillard
Dirt Works Pottery (Dan Triece)
Dan Finch 's Homes for Bluebirds, Inc.
Dan Finch Pottery
Franklin Brothers Nursery
Wayne Friedrich
Elizabeth Galecke Photography
Elizabeth Gant
Chris Glenn
Designing Solutions (Brienne Gluvna)
Judi and Frank Grainger
Henry 's Gelato
Annie and Ray Hibbs
C .T. Weekends and Kristi Hipple
jaGG Classic Wholesale
John Janeri
Jewelry by Artie (Artie Leaman)
Beth Jimenez
Johnson Nursery Corp.
Jugtown Potters
Charlie Kidder
Kidzpiks (Aimee Bickers)
Gloria Kimber
Joyce Watkins King
Pat Korpik
Anita Kuehne
Lamaze for Believers (Pam Chance)
Amelia Lane
Bryce Lane
Kathleen Lessard
Logan Trading Company, Inc.
Robert Lyons
Verna Mederios
Rita Mercer
Paul Minnis
Morrisville Cat Hospital (Wendy Simpson, DVM)
Nature 's Art by Sue Aldworth
Neomonde Baking Company
Bev Norwood
Dayle Oakley
Marge O 'Keeffe
One Chic Mama (Mary Michele Little)
Ben Owen
The "Original" Owens Pottery
Page 49 Bookclub
Parker 's Landscape Services
Pennington Seed
Anne Porter
Charlotte Presley
Pure Expressions Photography (Aimee Bickers)
Raleigh Garden Club (JCRA Winter Garden) Maintenance Team
rani mustafa productions
Redwine Plantscapes (Sylvia Redwine)
Rocky Top Hospitality
ROI Salon (Roi Parker)
Saint Jacques French Cuisine (David White and Janine LaBlanc)
Sandy Reid
Steve Reid
SBS Teas (Barbara Tuson)
Gayle Streifford
Swagger Gifts (Mandy Becker)
Tara 's Photo Tiles (Tara Lee)
Eileen Taylor
Thompson-Lynch Company
Gordon Thorpe
Valerie Tyson and Rich Ehrhardt
Paulette C. Van de Zande
Donna Walker
Watered Garden Florist, Inc. (Steve Taras)
Donna Watkins
Whole Foods
Jan Wilson
Erica Bliss Winston, LMBT
Johnny and Jackie Wynne
Z Enterprizes (Tony Zajovits)

Auction Item Donors (plants) (as of April 30, 2008)

Architectural Trees
Boyd Nursery Co.
Cam Too Camellia Nursery
Campbell Road Nursery
Dan Finch
Gary's Nursery
Chris Glenn
Greenleaf Nursery, North Carolina Division
Hefner's Nursery
Highland Creek Nursery
Hoffman Nursery
JC Raulston Arboretum
Johnson Nursery Corp.
McDonald's Nursery
Monrovia Nursery of North Carolina
Nurseries Caroliniana
Panther Creek Nursery
Pender Nursery
Piedmont Carolina Nursery
Plant Delights Nursery
Shiloh Nursery
Song Sparrow Perennial Farm
Spring Meadow Nursery
Tarheel Native Trees
Taylor's Nursery
Tinga Nursery
Valerie Tyson and Rich Ehrhardt
The Unique Plant
Williford's Nursery
Zelenka Nursery

If you are interested in donating an item for our silent auction, please contact Anne Porter at (919) 513-3463 or

Honorary Chairs
Claude and Mary Caldwell
Larry and Laura Wooten

Event Chair
Jill Adams

Jill Adams
Claude and Mary Caldwell
Jim and Kathy Deal
Mark and Julie Fleming
Elizabeth Galecke
Judi Grainger
Larry and Kathy Hancock
Barbara Kennedy
Charlie Kidder
Anita Kuehne
Karen Peeler
Catherine Maxwell
Marjorie O 'Keeffe
Anne Porter
Denny Werner
Jan Wilson
Larry and Laura Wooten
Jackie Wynne
Helen Yoest

Special Guests

We are delighted to welcome members of the 2007-08 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.

Cost: $60.00.
Registration: Please call (919) 513-3463 to register for the Gala in the Garden. A downloadable version of the invitation is also available.
Location: JC Raulston Arboretum.
Directions: Need directions? Click here.
Parking: Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Questions: Please call (919) 513-3826 for more information about this event.

Please call (919) 513-3463 to register for the Gala in the Garden. A downloadable version of the invitation (link removed) is also available.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
Need directions? Click here.
Free parking is available along Beryl Road.
Please call Anne Porter at (919) 513-3463 or for more information about this event.