Awbury Al Fresco
Thursday, May 18th, 2023 at 6 pm
Awbury Arboretum’s annual fundraising Gala is a highly anticipated event that brings together supporters and nature enthusiasts for an engaging evening in support of the Arboretum’s mission to preserve and promote the history of the natural landscape.
The Gala takes place in the beautiful setting of Awbury Arboretum, located in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia. The event offers a special opportunity to experience the Arboretum after hours, and attendees can take in the stunning natural surroundings while enjoying a night of festivities.
With over 100 guests in attendance, the evening begins with a cocktail hour, where guests can mingle and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks, followed by a seated dinner. The evening will close with a short live auction, featuring unique experiences.
All proceeds go directly to support the Arboretum’s sweeping grounds and thoughtful garden spaces.
Tickets now available for purchase!
An accomplished environmental activist and community organizer is the founder and Manager of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s (PHS) nationally recognized PHS Tree Tenders program. Founded over 30 years ago, Mindy recognized that taking care of Philadelphia’s trees was an opportunity to not only increase valuable tree canopy in an urban environment but also to develop a neighborhood-based citizen stewardship program to advance community health and well-being. To date, PHS has trained more than 6,000 people in the Philadelphia region and beyond who have gone on to lead volunteers in planting over 3,000 trees each year in the southeastern PA region. Since the program was established in 1991, PHS Tree Tenders have planted over 25,000 trees. Mindy’s vision and deep passion have led to the PHS Tree Tenders program growing tremendously in size and scope over the last 30 years. Today, the program is regarded as one of the most robust urban Tree Planting programs in the nation and is at the forefront of the urban forestry movement. Mindy is tirelessly working towards the goal that all communities will have access to trees and their myriad health and well-being benefits.
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