Twilight in the Garden
A joyous evening under the stars
Mark your calendar: Friday, October 6, 2023
Twilight in the Garden is the annual gala to benefit Bartram’s Garden and the year’s largest fundraiser. Join us to celebrate this beloved public space and ensure its continued growth.
In 2022, we recognized the healing effects of our natural world and celebrating three incredible proponents of public green spaces:
2022 Twilight in the Garden Honorees
- Philadelphia 3rd District City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier
- Acclaimed local artist Terrence L. Gore
- Longwood Gardens President & CEO Paul B. Redman
Through community safety, art, workforce development, and more, these longtime champions of Bartram’s Garden have committed to ensuring that community green spaces offer collective revival and healing.
Join us for a festive night of great company, an unparalleled setting, and deep gratitude as we gather in honor of this legendary landscape. You and your guests will enjoy:
- A magical choose-your-own adventure evening, with options for everything from sunset garden tours to cozy riverfront fire pits
- Silent auction featuring travel, artwork, private experiences, and more!
- Autumnal cocktails and seasonal treats
A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible. All proceeds from Twilight in the Garden support Bartram’s Garden, a public park welcoming more than 100,000 visitors annually.
We gratefully acknowledge leadership support for Twilight in the Garden.
Jonathan Alderson Landscape Architects
The Lomax Family Foundation
Ann and Steven Hutton
University of Pennsylvania
Jane G. Pepper
Stephanie and Bill Stabert
Eric and Susan Swanson
J. Blaine Bonham and Richard Spitzborg
Paul Lantieri III
Cherry and Hans Bombeck
Elizabeth Bressi-Stoppe and Arthur Stoppe
With special thanks to Jamie Hollander Gourmet, Kennedy Printing, and Champagne & Stars Event Décor for their support.
List current as of August 18.
Twilight in the Garden has previously honored the following pillars of Philadelphia green space:
- Edward M. D’Alba, former President and CEO of Urban Engineers
- Michael DiBerardinis and Joan Reilly, civic leaders and green space advocates
- City Councilmember Jamie R. Gauthier, 3rd District
- Terrence L. Gore, artist
- The Lomax Family Foundation, dedicated to the health and wellness of African-American communities
- State Representative Joanna E. McClinton
- Elizabeth P. McLean, garden historian
- Paul W. Meyer, former F. Otto Haas Executive Director of the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
- Mural Arts Philadelphia
- Michael Nutter, former Mayor of Philadelphia
- Jane G. Pepper, former President of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
- Paul B. Redman, President and CEO of Longwood Gardens
- The Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School
- The Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden
- Virginia Smith, green space advocate and Philadelphia Inquirer writer
- Sidney B. Spahr, civic leader and horticulturist
- James B. Straw, civic leader
- Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer
- State Senator Anthony H. Williams
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Mark Your Calendar
Twilight in the Garden 2023 will take place on Friday, October 6.