SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2015 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Join us for an enchanting evening amidst our illuminated gardens as you delight in uncommon artistry in entertainment and exquisite, garden-inspired fare.

  • Stroll vibrant gardens as performance artists captivate you with unusual flair
  • Enjoy tasting stations with delicious food and signature beverages
  • Find unique treasures and adventures in our silent and live auctions
  • Savor a gourmet seated dinner in our outdoor dining room

Proceeds from this special event will support The Garden's award-winning Ms. Smarty-Plants™ youth education program, as well as programs and services educating residents of all ages about conserving our most precious natural resource - water.

Honorary Host Committee

Allen Carlisle
General Manager, Padre Dam Municipal Water District
John A. Coleman
President, Association of California Water Agencies
Kevin Faulconer
Mayor, City of San Diego
Ann Hunter-Welborn
Chair of the Board Hunter Industries
Hon. Dianne Jacob
Supervisor, San Diego County
Carlos Lugo
General Manager, Helix Water District
Cindy Miles,
PhD Chancellor,
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

Mary Sessom
Mayor, City of Lemon Grove
Maureen Stapleton
General Manager,
San Diego County Water Authority

William Verbeck
Philanthropist
Mark Weston
Chair of the Board,
San Diego County Water Authority

Gala Committee

Susan Boticelli,
Committee Chair

Beverley Ireland
Diane Owens
Donna Hendrix
Elyssa Robertson
Hedy Levine
Irene McCormack
John Bolthouse
Karen Garcia Raines
Leslie Cloud
DeAna Verbeke,
Committee Vice-Chair

Leslie Payne
Maureen Hall
Melissa Bolthouse
Peggy Matarese
Pia Piscitelli
Reema Makani Boccia, APR
Sunny Chamblee Rickard
Suzie Wiest
Terry Wolcott
Thank You to Our Sponsors:
Barona Band of Mission Indians California American Water San Diego Gas & Electric Peggy Matarese


Agri Service Baldwin and Sons Bob's Crane Brickman Charles Wei-Hsun Fu Foundation

RCP Block & Brick SoCal Shade Sails Two Rivers Strategies Verbeke, Frank and DeAna


Backflow Services Hamann Construction West Coast Benefits West Rhode & Roberts My Rustic Garden Schmidt Design Group Fortress Landscape