On April 26, City Park Conservancy and the New Orleans Town Gardeners, a member of the Garden Club of America, will host the Heart of the Park Hat Luncheon presented by First Horizon.
The annual event is a vibrant celebration, and critical fundraiser, for both organizations complete with festive garden-cocktail attire, seated luncheon and a live auction in the New Orleans Botanical Garden and the Pavilion of the Two Sisters.
“A true rite of spring, Heart of the Park is a wonderful display of support, and style, for our community,” said City Park Conservancy President and CEO Cara Lambright. “Since 2018, our partnership with the New Orleans Town Gardeners has not only helped us care for our urban forest but has supported community programs across the city that are funded by the Town Gardeners.”
The day begins with a VIP hour at 11am in the Botanical Garden. From there, the event moves inside the Pavilion of the Two Sisters where lunch is served and the live auction begins. Featured artist Regina Scully will have a piece, Crossing Borders, on display for viewing, and bidding, in the Pavilion.
Proceeds benefit the management and protection of the Park’s 1,300-acres of urban forest, as well as community projects of the New Orleans Town Gardeners, such as The Edible Schoolyard and the Grow Dat Youth Farm in City Park. Tickets start at $150 with sponsorship opportunities available.