Opening Night Party at the Northwest Flower & Garden Show
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle
We are now accepting donations for our auction at the 2016 Opening Night Party, on February 16. Donations can be dropped off at the Graham Visitors Center during regular business hours or mailed to us at Arboretum Foundation, 2300 Arboretum Drive East, Seattle, WA 98112. Please fill out an auction donation form online or call 206-325-4510 for more information.
The 2015 Party
The 2015 Garden Show (February 11 to 15, 2015) fell on the same week as St. Valentine’s Day, and the show theme was “Romance Blossoms.” Our party incorporated this theme—as did our annual garden display, which was an interactive, love-themed homage to Azalea Way. The event was a tremendous success and raised significant funds for the Arboretum. Our “Fund-A-Need” section of the auction alone raised more than $57,000 to support our multi-faceted volunteer program at the Arboretum.
Mayoral mojo: The Honorable Ed Murray, Mayor of Seattle, and his husband Michael Shiosaki were our honorary co-chairs for this year’s party. Ed and Michael are longtime friends of the Arboretum, and we were delighted to have their support.
Volunteering at Opening Night
Seattle’s most elegant garden party could never be a success without the help of our valued and hard-working volunteers! If you’re interested in helping out at the 2014 event, please email our Volunteer Resources Manager Megan Meyer or call her at 206-325-4510.
Party sponsorship opportunities are available. If you’d like to be part of this great event, please contact our executive director Paige Miller at email@example.com or 206-325-4510.