Join us for Rhododendron Rhapsody, the Gallery’s Third Annual Garden Party, featuring a magnificent explosion of rhododendron, with literally thousands of blooms from purest white to bright pink and deepest purple.
You’ll love the mature rhododendrons, the forested paths, and the informal English garden setting. Small group tours will be led by volunteer master gardeners who will explain the history and planning behind this extraordinary 100-acre property. Originally cultivated by a local attorney, the estate was known as Winterset. The current owner has a love of growing things and has been working hard to restore and preserve elements of the original design while adding hardy new varieties. It is an interesting story for anyone who loves gardening.
Our guests will dine on a luscious array of summertime specialties from Balance Restaurant with fine wines from Classic Elements. There’ll be croquet on the lawn and Plein Air artists at work, live music from Community Strings and stirring tunes about the grounds by Jeff DeLisa, bagpiper. Our popular Silent Auction will be back with unique and creative gifts and many practical specialty items for your home garden.
Plus this year we’re encouraging our guests to wear hats! Check your closet and don something vintage. Choose a classic felt hat, or an exotic feathered spectator. Maybe you’ll opt for a glamorous floppy brim sunhat or just a casual visor decorated with a few posies. Come to our Garden Party. Think Kentucky Derby in an English Garden setting. We’re planning relaxed fun on a Sunday afternoon.
Gallery on Gazebo is grateful and happy to share this unique experience with our guests. Major sponsor for this event is is Somerset Trust Co.
The garden is located at 166 Kring Street in Richland, about ten minutes from our downtown Gallery on Gazebo. You will receive detailed location directions with your reservation.
This is an outdoor event, to be held rain or shine from 3 to 6 PM on Sunday, May 22, 2022. Please understand that Winterset garden is in a forested setting. Many of the rhododendron border an expansive meadow, where deer often stop to graze. It’s very scenic, but because of the deer and the unknown possibility of ticks, we believe that our guests should avoid shorts and sandals, and instead wear comfortable shoes and socks with long pants or slacks. To quote the old proverb: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We will have insect repellent available at our welcoming table for anyone who might like a quick spray. Thanks for your understanding!
Donation is $50/person, with proceeds to benefit on going projects of Gallery on Gazebo (which is a certified non-profit organization.) If you cannot attend, please consider making a charitable contribution to the Gallery.
Please make your reservation below. For questions, please email us or call (814) 243-2224.