Photo courtesy of Aldridge Gardens.
Hydrangeas Under the Stars is the main annual fundraiser for Aldridge Gardens, and it helps keep the gardens’ services free.
Aldridge Gardens’ Hydrangeas Under the Stars event returns in June.
Proceeds for the gardens’ annual fundraiser go toward supporting Aldridge Gardens, helping it grow and keeping services free. Tynette Lynch, chief executive officer for the gardens, said the event sells out every year.
“It’s a way to support Aldridge Gardens, where we can grow,” Lynch said. “We never charge a fee to come into the gardens … To be able to do that, we have to be able to raise money to continue.”
Money raised through the event also helps support the gardens’ educational programs, such as field trips and summer camps.
Tickets are $250 for individuals and $2,000 for a reserved table for eight, and there are several sponsorship packages available. By the end of April, Lynch said there were only a handful of tables still available, and she expects they will have to cut off the sale of individual tickets as the event draws closer.
“We have a limited capacity because we put a large tent up, but we have about 225 to 250 attend. That’s our max capacity,” she said.
The event is set for June 11 from 6 to 9 p.m. A rain date is scheduled for June 12.
There will be a silent and live auction with items ranging from jewelry to vacation packages. The Jefferson State Community College Culinary and Hospitality Institute will provide catering.
To purchase a ticket or table or to become a sponsor, call Aldridge Gardens at 682-8019 or visit the Aldridge Gardens website at aldridgegardens.com.
Hydrangeas Under the Stars
- WHERE: Aldridge Gardens
- WHEN: June 11, 6-9 p.m.
- WEB: aldridgegardens.com