17th Annual Gala in the Garden

A Romantic Evening Under the Venetian Moon

Trish and Dan Bell

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden hosted the 17th Annual Gala in the Garden 2010 – A Romantic Evening Under the Venetian Moon set in the midst of the Fairchild’s lush landscape. Chairmen for the annual black-tie fundraiser were Brenda Nestor Castellano and Swanee DiMare. Jean Ellen Shehan served as Honorary Chairman, with Paula Brockaway, Joyce Burns, Frances Aldrich Sevilla-Sacasa and Penny Stamps as Philanthropic Chairmen.

This year’s Gala in the Garden began with cocktails and a highlight of the evening, the silent auction held in the Jean duPont Shehan Visitor Center. Guests strolled to a large lakeside pavilion for dining and dancing to the music of The Steve Chase Orchestra.

Basque once again catered the event, and Karla Conceptual Productions created the innovative décor for the evening. Gala guests not only enjoyed a spectacular evening amid stunning tropical landscape, but they will also supported the vital conservation work of Fairchild.

Robert and Brenda Nestor Castellano

For more information about Gala in the Garden 2011, please contact Susannah Shubin at 305-667-1651, Ext. 3375 or mailto:sshubin@fairchildgarden.org.


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