by | May 16, 2023

Guests at a past Lendonwood Garden Party enjoyed fellowship, a delicious dinner, and a spirited silent auction. This year’s fundraiser will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the botanical garden in Grove. Tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased online at or by visiting the garden’s Welcome Center at 1308 Har-Ber Road.

Tickets are on sale now for the Lendonwood Gardens annual fundraiser, the Garden Party, set for Saturday, June 3, featuring a sit-down buffet dinner, silent auction and lively music at the botanical garden in Grove.

Garden Party tickets are $60 per person and may be purchased now on the Lendonwood web site at  In addition, invitations have been mailed to Lendonwood supporters.

Guests will be dining at tables dotting the area around the Japanese Pavilion and American Backyard Garden.  The buffet dinner will be prepared and served by the popular Timbered-In catering team.

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

Deadline for reserving tickets to the Garden Party is May 23.  Tickets will not be sold at the gate.  Dress is casual.

“We invite the entire community to join us in supporting this gem in our own backyard,” said Jim Corbridge, president of the Lendonwood Board of Directors.  “The Garden Party is our primary 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 wide range of donated items and packages will be available at the auction.

Lendonwood was founded by local dentist Dr. Leonard Miller, who donated the garden to a local non-profit organization in 1997.  The botanical garden is operated by a 16-member Board of Directors, many of whom donate hundreds of hours each year toward its maintenance.

Lendonwood Gardens is supported by volunteers, admission fees, memberships and contributions. The garden is open to the public year-round, from dawn to dusk.  Botanical highlights include major collections of azaleas, rhododendrons, daylilies, hostas, peonies, Japanese maples, dogwoods, and many other plants and trees.  The garden has become a popular rental venue for outdoor weddings and other special events.

For more information about Lendonwood, see the garden’s web site at, or call 918-786-2938.