Great Gardens Party

August 25, 2021 6:00 pm 9:30 pm

The Great Gardens Party is back with a new concept for this special 2021 edition! Our Host Committee invites you to enjoy the beauty of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with this fresh take on our signature fundraising event. There is no better way to celebrate Meijer Gardens’ unique mission of sculpture and horticulture than being immersed in the splendor of our outdoor spaces. Let’s party in the gardens!

Upon arrival, guests will enjoy delicious gourmet food and signature cocktails from several stations located throughout the park. You can also peruse the offerings of our silent auction and place bids from your mobile phone using our mobile bidding platform. Later in the evening, guests will meet in the Amphitheater for our exciting live auction featuring several high-ticket items and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Following the auction is live entertainment! May Erlewine and The Motivations will end the night on a high note with fabulous live music from the Amphitheater stage.

Important Event Updates

For this year, Great Gardens Party is moving from May to August. The host committee felt a delay in the date would be best for guest safety, plus August provides better weather for an outdoor soiree.

Also, we will not be holding our annual Christmas Cabaret fundraising gala in early December 2021 due to the Welcome Center Grand Opening & Dedication Ceremony that is taking place during that same time period. We invite past Christmas Cabaret sponsors and guests to join us for this exciting new version of Great Gardens Party. It will be a party no one will want to miss!

Check back for details on purchasing event tickets, raffle tickets and table sponsorship opportunities.


Great Gardens Party Committee: Amy Assenmacher, Debbye Turner Bell, Joy Fossel, Todd Harvey, Tamara Hibbitts, Mike Jeppesen, Elisa Lintemuth, Patty McCormick, Mary McLoughlin, Greg Meyer, Doriane Parker-Sims, Jo-Anne Perkins, Michael Toth, Bridget VanDerhoff, Nathan VanderPloeg, Jill Walcott