Great Gardens Party Presented by Northern Trust: Sowing Seeds of Hope

  • 10:00 PM9:00 PM

    Past Event

The Great Gardens Party Presented by Northern Trust is the signature springtime fundraising event at Meijer Gardens. Wine and dine with friends and colleagues, enjoying cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a sit-down dinner. Each year, the Great Gardens Party offers silent and live auctions for fantastic items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. All proceeds support Meijer Gardens’ mission of promoting the enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of gardens, sculpture, the natural environment and the arts.

This event is generously sponsored by Northern Trust

Attire: Smart Casual - Think Spring!

There are many ways to participate:

Host a table for 10 people by becoming an event sponsor. Sponsorship levels include Blossom ($12,000), Bud ($6,000) or Seed ($3,000).
Donate an item for the silent auction or live auction. Unique or experiential items are preferred.
Purchase event tickets for yourself, friends, family and/or clients at $150 each. Purchase your tickets online HERE.

For more information, contact Julia VanFleet, Director of Philanthropy, at 616-975-3177 or or view the sponsorship packet at this link.

Concert Tickets Raffle:
Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win two reserved-seat concert tickets for half of the 2022 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens.
For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Julia VanFleet, Director of Philanthropy, at 616-975-3177 or

Great Gardens Party Committee:
Committee Co-Chairs: Mary Mapes, Michael Toth
Committe Members: Amy Assenmacher, Joy Fossel, Todd Harvey, Mike Jeppesen, Elisa Lintemuth, Mary McLoughlin, Greg Meyer, Bridgett VanDerhoff, Nathan VanderPloeg, Jill Walcott.

  • Fee Information: $150