Tickets are available now for the Lendonwood Gardens fundraiser, the Garden Party, set for Friday, June 22, featuring a sit-down buffet, silent auction and lively music at the botanical garden in Grove.

Gala tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased now on the Lendonwood web site at In addition, invitations have been mailed to Lendonwood supporters.

This year, all guests will be able to dine at tables dotting the area around the Japanese Pavilion and American Backyard Garden. The buffet dinner will be prepared and served by popular caterers Timbered-In.

The Garden Party begins at 5:30 p.m. at the garden located at 1308 Har-Ber Road. Attendees should enter through Lendonwood’s back entrance near the Hummingbird Garden.

Deadline for reserving tickets to the Garden Party is June 15. Tickets will not be sold at the gate.  Dress is casual.

“We invite the entire community to join us in supporting this treasure in our own backyard,” said Roger Endo, president of the Lendonwood Board of Directors. “The Garden Party is our only fundraiser and will help the garden continue as a highlight of the Grand Lake area.”

Live entertainment, provided by Jerry Ruzicka of Grove, will set the stage for bidding during the silent auction.  A broad range of donated items and packages will be available for the auction.

“This year, we decided to make some changes in our fundraiser, including dubbing it ‘The Garden Party,’ providing dining tables for all, and arranging for local catering by Shane and Kim Berry’s Timbered-In,” said Cindy Reynolds, Garden Party committee chair. “We believe these enhancements will make for a lovely evening in which the community can support Lendonwood, one of the primary tourist attractions in the area.”

Guests at last year’s Lendonwood Gardens fundraiser check out the silent auction items as they catch up with friends. Tickets are on sale for the 2018 Garden Party, which will be held on Friday, June 22, at the botanical garden in Grove. Tickets may be purchased on-line at or by calling 918-786-2938. The event will include a sit-down buffet dinner, silent auction and musical entertainment. Tickets are $50.00