6:00PM Red Carpet Reception

$200 - Includes Gala admission and exclusive, pre-Gala reception
featuring special entertainment, food and more!

7:00PM Gala Admission

$95 - Includes wine and hors d'oeuvres, access to auction offerings
and live entertainment.

Join us for an enchanted evening amidst moonlit gardens as you delight in dynamic live entertainment and delicious garden-inspired fare.

  •  Exciting live band & jazz classics

  •  Auctions with unique treasures & adventures

  •  Gourmet hors d’oeuvres & signature beverages

The Lillian Palmer & Michael Ruhl Swing Band

Proceeds from The Enchanted Garden Gala will support The Garden’s programs and services educating residents of all ages about conserving our precious natural resources.

Attention Gala Guests!

We look forward to seeing you this Saturday for our Enchanted Garden Gala!   If you are registered for the Red Carpet Reception beginning at 6pm, please proceed to The Garden’s front (south) entrance for valet parking.

If you are registered for Gala Admission beginning at 7pm, please proceed to the Cuyamaca College parking lot just outside our north entrance and self-park. You will then enter through our north gate (by the amphitheater).

The new Hollywood Casino in Jamul has caused some traffic issues on eastbound Rte 94 and it will be the first Saturday it is open.  Please be aware of traffic reports and allow extra time if needed (or go a different route).

Dress for the event is cocktail attire and you are more than welcome to come in 1930’s era attire.  The evenings are getting a little cool, so a sweater or jacket is recommend, along with comfortable shoes as most of the Garden paths are not paved.

We look forward to seeing you Saturday for an enchanting evening in The Garden!

2016 Honorary Committee

Hon. Mark Arapostathis
Mayor, City of La Mesa

Dr. Samuel M. Ciccati, PhD.

Rita Cloud

Hon. Kevin Faulconer
Mayor, City of San Diego

Hon. Dianne Jacob
Supervisor, County of San Diego

Cindy Miles, PhD.
Chancellor, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Maureen Stapleton
General Manager, San Diego County Water Authority

William Verbeck

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Cocktail attire, comfortable shoes recommended.


DeAna Verbeke
∗ Committee Chair∗

Hedy Levine
∗ Committee Vice-Chair∗

Melissa Bolthouse
Leslie Cloud
Donna Hendrix
Peggy Matarese
Diane Owens
Pia Piscitelli
Karen Garcia Raines
Elyssa Robertson

Thanks to our Sponsors:

Frank and DeAna Verbeke

John and Melissa Bolthouse