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Gala in the Garden

A perfect summer soirée under the stars

Tim Chapman


Who doesn't love an evening in a beautiful place for a good cause? Exactly. That is why you should get your tickets to this year's Gala in the Garden on Aug. 26 at the International Peace Garden!

After three arduous years of pandemic related closures and restrictions, the IPG is ready to celebrate another incredible summer with an evening of food, drink, flowers and giving.

Guests to this year's Gala will get a glimpse of the continued work on the expanded Conservatory, which is home to the world's most diverse indoor collection of cacti and succulents. You read that correctly. Manitoba and North Dakota have one of world's most impressive collections of plants, let along arid plants from all corners of the globe.

Thanks to the support of Manitoba and North Dakota, the Garden embarked on a project of nearly $10M CAD to give the collection and its visitors a more proper home.

International Peace Garden looking down the boundary line.

The home includes the outdoor surrounding spaces that we continue to raise funds for. Adjoining the building are outdoor raised beds that will house the hardy collection of the late Ernie Brown aka Dr. Cacti of Winnipeg.

Thanks to people like Mr. Brown and the primary collects Don Vitko, of Minot, North Dakota, the Peace Garden continues to expand its beautiful offerings for students, researchers, communities, families, and businesses seeking a most unique place to host their events and conferences.

These prickly, colourful plants will be celebrated at the Gala as attendees don summery, semi-formal attire. Guests will stroll through the ever-changing Sunken Garden with a kaleidoscope of colour peeking around each pathway.

International Peace Garden floral display near fountain.

Great food, entertainment and auctions await for a good cause. The Garden is fortunate to be surrounded by such great support and warmth of Manitobans and North Dakotans. Our governments have stepped up to help fund our growth and we hope you will join them to support one the most unique and special institutions in all of Canada and the US.

For $875, you and your friends, family and colleagues can purchase a table for 8. Individuals can purchase their tickets for $125. Unable to attend, the Garden is also accepting sponsorships, pre-auction donations and auction items.

If you'd like to spend the night and enjoy the surrounding Turtle Mountain area on Sunday, hotel accommodation information is available on our website.

Tim Chapman is the CEO at the International Peace Garden on the border of Manitoba and North Dakota. The Garden is open year-round and grooming ski trails for the first time this winter. Rent one of our cabins and enjoy a winter weekend that only the forest of the Turtle Mountains can provide.

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