Green Gala

a Garden Party at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens

Sunday, June 28th 2009 from 2-5pm   If you live in the Bay Area, and especially if you live in the East Bay, you should definitely come and check out the Green Gala at the UC Botanical Gardens in Berkeley for their garden party fundraiser on Sunday June 28th, 2009.  First off, the gardens are a lovely place and are beautifully located in the Berkeley hills.  There are hiking trails nearby and a lovely view of the Bay.  But most importantly, this event is a fundraiser that will be directly benefitting the gardens themselves.   GP09 Invitation Here is some information in the words of the Organizers themselves about the event:

The University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley is pleased to announce our Garden Party Fundraiser green gala to be held on Sunday, June 28, 2009 from 2pm-5pm. This year’s fundraiser will highlight the critical work we do to educate the public on the truly amazing relationship between plants and people. We will present a fashion show of sustainable, local designs that will be held in our stunning Redwood Grove Amphitheater followed by festivities in the Garden. A bamboo garden structure and displays of wood and other fiber and dye plants included in the Garden’s acclaimed collection will be in the entrance. Guests will taste seasonal, organic and delicious creations from Devoted Catering by Amiee Alan. Enjoy live music and biodynamic wine from Quivira Vineyards. A silent auction of green and gorgeous items will help raise much needed funds to support the Garden’s living collections. 

And, guess who's providing some donated floral and design displays!  Yes, Gorgeous and Green is in charge of floral decor and design for the Redwood Grove, where the fashion show will take place.  I'm going to play on the natural elements of the gardens and on the lovely organic and sustainable designs of the clothing showcased in the show.  I may even include some recycled fabrics of my own... from my own sewing collection. It should be a fun and festive event.  I hope to see you there! I will of course, provide some pics of the designs I create, in case you can't make it.   G&G

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