Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction

Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction
Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction

Our annual Gala at the Gardens will be going VIRTUAL in 2021!
September 14-16, 2021

Join us for the Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction! 2021 will celebrate the Botanical Gardens' commitment to sprouting minds and inspiring curiosity through our educational programming. Browse and bid at your convenience on your mobile device on our unique virtual silent auction and basket raffle, receive live text updates on your bids, and WIN BIG!

New this year! Purchase a delicious pick-up meal provided by Salvatore's Hospitality to enjoy at home while bidding! We hope you enjoy this virtual experience, and we thank you for being a part of our celebration. Bid high and bid often!

Items will go live at 8am on September 14 and bidding will close at 8pm on September 16. Meal pick ups will take place on September 14 and 15. 

Stay tuned for more details! 

Thank you to our 2020 Participants and Sponsors!

On behalf of the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, we would like to give a special thank you to those who participated in last year's Gala at the Gardens Virtual Auction. It was a huge success thanks to your support and contributions during such a difficult time. 

The health and safety of the community, our members, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, the Botanical Gardens was forced to close on March 17, 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, spring is one of the busiest times of year for the Botanical Gardens and we suffered a significant loss in revenue during this crisis. The Botanical Gardens relies almost exclusively on admissions, membership, special events, foundation support and charitable contributions to care for the 22,000+ plant collection, maintain the historic building, offer impactful and free programming for students and provide compensation for our dedicated employees. Please help us continue our mission and recover lost revenue by supporting the Botanical Gardens with a foundation gift towards the general operations.

For questions regarding our online auction platform please contact qmoeller@buffalogardens.com

A special thank you to our generous sponsors!

Begonia Sponsor

Palm Sponsor

Rose Sponsors:

   Richard and Karen Penfold

Ivy Sponsors:


Table Sponsors:

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Dulski
Foit-Albert Associates
Jens Glass Company
Robert and Mary Ann Kresse
Lumsden & McCormick LLP
David and Susan Swarts

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