2019 Auction Preview
The live and silent auctions at February 19th’s Opening Night Party will be filled with one-of-a-kind experiences and adventures! All revenue raised during the auctions will provide critical funding for Washington Park Arboretum.
Following are some highlights of the unique items that our party guests will get to bid on. See our full catalog of live auction and sign-up adventures online.
Hawaii Beach House Vacation
Luxuriate in Paradise! Enjoy a week-long vacation in a private home in the Mele Komo Estate, right on the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, on the island of O’ahu. With 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, and a kitchen that most chefs dream of preparing meals in, this estate is perfect for a family gathering, social club retreat, or simply a place to get away from it all with your friends. Within your own private resort is a 96,000-gallon, lava-rock swimming pool with cascading waterfall and grotto, water slide, and hot tub, plus an extensive pool house for outdoor relaxation in style. Honolulu is only 30 minutes away, with all of the world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment it has to offer.
For up to 12 people on a mutually agreed upon date, holidays excluded.
Generously donated by a Friend of the Arboretum. Value: $30,000
Adventure in Antarctica
Enjoy this trip-of-a-lifetime expedition to Antarctica for two! Sail from Argentina to the Antarctic Peninsula aboard the well-appointed RCGS Resolute. Broaden your understanding of Antarctic history and wildlife through a series of lectures given by on-board experts. Wake to jaw-dropping views of the vast glaciers of the Antarctic Peninsula, where exciting adventures await. Choose from a range of daily activities including guided hikes, whale watching, sea kayaking, and even camping! Head home with photos and memories that many people can only dream of. Includes all meals and accommodation on board in a Twin Private cabin for 11 days, excursions, and an expedition gear package. Does not include airfare to departure point.
Valid on Antarctic Peninsula Adventure voyage for 2019/20 season only. Generously donated by Andrew Prossin, Managing Director of One Ocean Expeditions. Value: $26,000.
Art Wolfe Signed Print & Book
Take home a fabulous 16-by-48-inch signed print of a photo and copy of the book, Trees: Between Earth and Heaven, by renowned local photographer and conservationist Art Wolfe. Titled “Life Lines,” the print is of Japanese maples in the Arboretum. Visitors to your home will be awed by the image’s twisting tree trunks ablaze in fall color! Through vivid photos, Trees focuses on both individual specimens and entire forests that have cultural significance to communities of people and offers a sweeping yet intimate look at the arboreal world that spans six continents. It also features some stunning photos of our Arboretum! Includes a $200 gift certificate toward framing of the print.
Generously donated by Art Wolfe & Museum Quality Framing. Value: $1,475.
Capitol Hill Gardens Tour & Brunch
Take a step back in time to explore Seattle’s most elegant historic neighborhood on this tour for eight, led by landscape architect and Arboretum Foundation Board President, Jason Morse. Gain rare access to exclusive private gardens, and enjoy a sumptuous brunch at one of Seattle’s most exciting new restaurants. Walk along the shady streets of the Harvard Belmont Historic District and learn about the businessmen, socialites, and architects who built these magnificent homes. Explore beautiful landscapes, including the historic private gardens at the R.D. Merrill house. An elegant brunch at Single Shot tops off this perfect Seattle experience.
Date: Sunday, June 23, 2019. Generously donated by Single Shot, Barbara Wright, Merrill Family, and Bullitt Family. Value: $1,200.
Dinner for 10 at Heyday Farm
For a reunion, family celebration or other special occasion, Heyday Farm on Bainbridge Island offers a warm and inviting destination with exceptional food raised on-site. Gathering around the table allows people to connect and experience a sense of timeless comfort, connection and well-being that harkens back to simpler times. Heyday Farm’s mission is to share the story behind the food with the people eating it. Steeped in history, and surrounded by beautiful gardens and a working farm, this will be a farm-to-table meal to remember forever!
For a mutually agreeable date. Generously donated by Heyday Farm and Theiline Cramer.
Professional Yard Clean Up from Kaleidoscope
Get your yard in tip-top shape with this service from the professionals at Kaleidoscope Inc. After a consultation with your account manager to decide what to focus on, you will enjoy 15 hours of yard work from their team, including weeding, grooming, hedge trimming, mowing, and removal of unwanted or dead plant, with up to three cubic yards of organic debris recycling. De-clutter and refresh your yard for the upcoming year!
Generously Donated by Kaleidoscope, Inc. Landscape Professionals. Value: $1,000.