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Greenwich Botanical Center Presents the 58th Annual Grandiflora Garden Tour

Greenwich Botanical Center Presents the 58th Annual Grandiflora Garden Tour 

This exclusive event, featuring six private Greenwich gardens, raises funds for Youth and Senior Outreach and Environmental Programming. These vital programs support horticulture, conservation and the arts throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. 

GREENWICH, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -- The annual Grandiflora Garden Tour is scheduled for Friday, June 7 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Saturday, June 8 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and is Greenwich Botanical Center’s key fundraiser and the highlight of the nonprofit's event calendar since its 1958. 

The launch of Grandiflora included access to one peony garden for $2.50 and has grown exponentially since. This year's tour ticket prices start at $75 and features private gardens by landscape designers John Conte, Sandy Lindh, Carrie Greenwald, and Honorary Chair Louis C. Fusco. 

“We are thrilled to show a breathtaking slate of exclusive private gardens this year,” states Grandiflora Co-Chair, Kim Conte. She continues, “Also, a very special pollinator garden space planted on public property will be included to demonstrate how anyone can plant their own pollinator seedlings to proliferate healthy home gardens while nurturing bees and butterflies.” Conte is Co-chairing the event with Barbara Collier and Carol Scott. 

Easy bidding on silent auction items begins Sunday, May 26 through CharityAuction. Packages include a vacation stay on the North Shore of Kauai, personalized landscape lighting by Design Lighting By Marks, and a private shopping party with a gift certificate at Stuart Weitzman, as well as exquisite garden accessories from Janus & Cie, Copia Home & Garden, O&G Industries and Sam Bridge. 

Friday morning kicks off with a special Patron Breakfast catered by Happiness Is and hosted at a generous GBC benefactor’s stellar home. A special addition this year is the Young Patron Ticket for $140 for those age 40 and under that provides access to the Patron Breakfast.  

An exclusive private lunch is being hosted at the new garden restaurant Tony’s at JHouse on Saturday from 11:30-2pm. $40 luncheon tickets are available online at GBC’s website, as are Patron tickets for the breakfast. (https://greenwichbotanicalcenter.org/grandiflora-garden-tour-2019/

The GBC provides environmental enrichment activities onsite and offsite through volunteer programs, senior outreach, school and scout field trips, high school internships, after school programs, community garden guidance and Teaching Vegetable Garden activities. "Funds raised through this event make it possible for our entire community to connect with the environment, which is vital to their health and wellbeing," Meg McAuley Kaicher, Board President at GBC. 

CTC&G magazine is this year's main media sponsor. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are still available. For more information please visit the Greenwich Botanical Center website (greenwichbotanicalcenter.org).  #Grandiflora2019 #GBC1957

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