Gala in the Garden

  • Sunday, May 6, 2001 – 3:00 pm6:00 pm

The gala has become the first rite of spring for many in the Triangle community and is the largest fund raiser for the Arboretum. This is a time to visit with old friends and meet new ones, enjoy food and beverage among the beauties of the JCRA gardens, and participate in the silent and live auctions. Items ranging from trips to jewelry to artwork to plants are donated for your bidding pleasure. Contact Donna Walker for an invitation.

Corporate Gala Sponsors

Double Diamond

North Carolina Association of Nurserymen


Hamlin Co.

Double Platinum

A. E. Finley Foundation


Frank Grainger/Fair Products
J. W. York Company


Jane Avinger
Central Carolina Bank
Certified Systems
Trademark Properties
Wendell and Linda Murphy
Smedes and Rosemary York
York Properties
CP&L, A Progress Energy Co.


Reef and Donna Ivey
Duane and Pat Long
JD "Dick" and Doris Thompson
Hal and Patsy Hopfenberg
Earth Graphics of Raleigh
Dick and Marlene Daugherty
Fairview Greenhouses and Garden Center
Lynch & Howard, PA
Bob and Kay Schoellhorn
Davis Kilborne Flanagan & Smith
Ron Doggett

Gala Steering Committee

Linda Anderson
Phyllis Brookshire
Patrice Cherry
Anne Collins
Jane Dittmann
Rosemary Easton
Peggy Fain
Marty Finkel
Julie Fleming
Leah Goodnight
Judi Grainger
Carolyn Grant
Pickett Guthrie
Bill and Chris Hamlin
Jane Hamlin
Marty Hayes
Mitzi Hole
Pat Long
Bob Lyons
Charlotte Martin
Shelley McCain
Linda Murphy
Karen Nowell
Keith Oakley
Marge O'Keeffe
Sylvia Redwine
Ivy Robinson
Scotty Steele
Susan Stephenson
Kathleen and Walt Thompson
Lu Troxler
Amy Veatch
Kate Venters
Betsy Viall
Donna Walker
Janice Weedon
Dan Wilkinson
Jan Wilson
Meredith Young
George and Parker York
J. W. York

Auction Donors

2SL Design Build – John Sibert
Linda Anderson
Angus Barn and White Horse Transportation
Architectural Trees
Tony Avent
Bob and Lee Bickford
Big Bloomers
Biltmore Estate Wine Company
Bland Landscaping – Tom Bland
Don and Phyllis Brookshire
Burnie Batchelor Studio
Campbell Road Nursery – Phil Campbell
Carolina Gardener
Carolina Hurricanes
Carolina Stalite Company
Cedar Creek Gallery – Patrick Hurley
P. F. Chang's
Chockey's Men's Apparel
Crooks Corner Restaurant – Gene Hamer
Custom Landscapes Design Center
Custom Travel and Judi Grainger
Doris Deal
The Deckled Edge – Kathryn Haddad
Earth Graphics of Raleigh – Jeff Evans, ASLA
Don Ellington Sound Service
Enoteca Vin
Ken Erb of Velocity Motor Sports
Steve Foscato of Prism Research Glass
Chancellor Marye Anne Fox and Jim Whitesell
Jim Graham
Frank and Judi Grainger
Judi Grainger
Carolyn Grant of Trademark Properties
Hawksridge Nursery
Highland Creek Nursery
Tory Holt
Will Hooker
Susan Hyte
Bryce Lane
Linda Lawson
Liles Clothing Studio – Bruce Liles
Logan's Trading Company
Nancy Lowe
Thompson Lynch – Betsy Viall
Bob Lyons
Mast Farm Inn
McCallum's Wholesale Florist
Betty McKim
Ruby McSwain – The Fire Place
Guy Philip Meilleur
John Myhre
NC State's Athletics Department
NC State – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences – College Advancement
NC State's Football Team and Coaches
NC State's Men's Basketball Team and Coaches
NC State's Women's Basketball Team and Coaches
Niche Garden
Dean Jim Oblinger
Marge O'Keeffe
Pat Olejar
Ora Designers
Outdoor Bird Company – Sherrill Zoller
Roi Parker
Dureen Phillips Designs
Piedmont Carolina Nursery
Plant Delights Nursery
The Potting Shed Arboretum Gift Shop
Allen Proctor
Raleigh Little Theatre
Bob Rankin
Nancy and Peter Rascoe
J. C. Raulston's Estate
Regency Antiques
River Landing
Riverside Metal Craft – Debbie Robbins
Sail Tours
Salon 21 – Toni Hernandez
Sam and Bill's Place – Sam Giddens and Volinda Boyette
Small Gardens – Beth Murphy
Dodde Stark
Tar Heel Native Tree
Taylors Nurser
The Tyler House
Val Tyson
Amy Veatch
Jan Wilson
Windansea – David Greenleaf
Wintergreen Resort and Slope
Miles Wright
Yadkin Valley Nursery
Tony Zajovits of Z Enterprises

To register, please call Donna Walker at (919) 513-3826.
JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4301 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
For additional information, please call Donna Walker at (919) 513-3826.