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Annual Art in Garden Party August 22ND, 2015

Our 2nd annual Art in the Garden Party August 22 starts at 5:30 and goes until 9pm. Twenty plein air painters will be painting in our gardens. The resulting art work will be available for purchase directly from the artists. Villa Catalana Cellars wine will be available for purchase along with Jared Goodman's extraordinary ice creams from Morgan Street Theatre. Dave Clark will again offer his cuilinary delights, but due to long wait lines at our July party, food will be served buffet style for $18. Light jazz will float across the ponds as the sun goes down. Reservations are required and there is a $10 cover charge.

 

 

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Rare Plant Research rents Villa Catalana Gardens in the summer for a limited number of special events such as weddings, celebration dinners and receptions.

To request more information, please e-mail us at rareplant@gmail.com.

 

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