Celebrating the JCRA at 2016 Gala

Spring brings a flurry of activity in the nursery business. One of our favorite events is the JC Raulston Arboretum’s annual Gala in the Garden. This year’s Gala was special, as the arboretum is celebrating it’s 40th year.

Hoffman Nursery was a gold sponsor of the event, and we’re pleased to continue supporting the arboretum. We had a wonderful time at Gala, and we invite you to join us for a quick photo tour.

Arboretum director Mark Weathington shows off a beautiful painting that was up for auction.
Arboretum director Mark Weathington shows off a beautiful painting that was up for auction.
Lizzie Lathers and David Hoffman laugh about their common experiences working at the arboretum.
Lizzie Lathers and David Hoffman laugh about their common experiences working at the arboretum.
John Hoffman and Tom Ranney enjoy a bite to eat under the big tent.
John Hoffman and Tom Ranney enjoy a bite to eat under the big tent.
Debbie Hamrick and Bryce Lane enjoyed talking plants and perusing the auction tents.
Debbie Hamrick and Bryce Lane enjoyed talking plants and perusing the auction tents.
Lush flower arrangements and tasty food made the party-goers very happy.
Lush flower arrangements and tasty food made the party-goers very happy.
Brie Arthur started off the party with her signature selfie. This one includes (L-R) Bryce Lane, Jill Hoffman, Brie Arthur, David Arthur, Shannon Currey, and John Hoffman.
Brie Arthur started off the party with her signature selfie. This one includes (L-R) Bryce Lane, Jill Hoffman, Brie Arthur, David Arthur, Shannon Currey, and John Hoffman.
This year's auction was all electronic. Bryce Lane contemplates the bidding process on his mobile phone.
This year’s auction was all electronic. Bryce Lane contemplates the bidding process on his mobile phone.

The auction tables were laid out with rare cultivars and exciting new plant varieties.
The auction tables were laid out with rare cultivars and exciting new plant varieties.
Fancy hats and beautiful plants were on display. The auction, which included plants and other items, raises funds for the arboretum.
Fancy hats and beautiful plants were on display. The auction, which included plants and other items, raises funds for the arboretum.

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