Great Gardens Party Presented by Northern Trust

  • 10:00 PM9:30 PM

    Past Event

We wish for you to join us at the 17th annual Great Gardens Party Presented by Northern Trust!

This signature springtime fundraising event at Meijer Gardens makes for a fun-filled evening featuring an exciting lineup of live and silent auction items accompanied by delicious cocktails and imaginative cuisine.

Upon arrival, guests will enjoy a cocktail hour while perusing the offerings of our silent auction. Using our convenient mobile bidding platform, you can place bids online and watch the bidding action on your favorite items.

Later in the evening, the live auction kicks off in the Huizenga Grand Room, featuring several high-ticket 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

Additional sponsors:



  • Dean's Landscaping & Excavating Inc.
  • Deloitte
  • DK Security
  • Emily DeKoster Photography
  • Experience Grand Rapids
  • Greenville Asset Management
  • Greenville Partners
  • Insignia Homes
  • J.C. & Tammy Huizenga
  • Jim & Sheryl Jurries
  • Ping & Tim Liang
  • Macatawa Bank
  • Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.
  • Lee and Alexandra Perez
  • Michael Toth
  • Roger & Jakki Vander Laan
  • Robert VanderWeide
  • Wolverine Worldwide Foundation

Attire: Informally fabulous: Think spring!

Ticket and sponsorship sales are now closed for the event.
If still wish to participate in the silent auction, please register here.

For more information, contact Maggie Scogg, Fundraising Events Manager, at 616-287-1950 or or view the sponsorship packet at this link.

Great Gardens Party Committee:

Committee Chairs:
Mary Mapes • Mary McLoughlin • Michael Toth

Host Committee:
Joy Fossel • Kimia Ghaderi • Todd Harvey • Mike Jeppesen • Elisa Lintemuth • Greg Meyer • Bridgett VanDerhoff • Nathan VanderPloeg • Jill Walcott • Maryln Walton

  • Fee Information: $150