Secret Garden Week 2017

Secret Garden Week is one of the highlights of the summer social season in Middle Tennessee. The series of events—which allows participants to get sneak peeks at beautiful gardens hidden in backyards or behind walls or fences in and around Murfreesboro—also serves as a major fundraiser for the Discovery Center.

From the backyards of amateur gardeners to professional landscaping projects, the tour features the horticultural talents of local residents.

 

 

Become a sponsor! See sponsorship levels below. Click here to reserve your sponsorship»

 

Secret Garden Brunch
Thursday, June 1  |  10 a.m.
Tickets: $35/person
Location: Home of Ellen & Paul Willson, 1001 East Main Street, Murfreesboro

Secret Garden Cocktail Stroll (for Iris & above sponsors only)
Friday, June 2  |  6 p.m.
Location: Home of Ellen & Paul Willson, 1001 East Main Street, Murfreesboro
Exclusive cocktail hour for Iris and above sponsors.

Secret Garden Party
Friday, June 2  |  7 p.m.
Tickets: $100/person
Honorees: Billie & Joe Little
Location: Home of Ellen & Paul Willson, 1001 East Main Street, Murfreesboro
Includes silent auction, open bar, and catering by Five Senses.

Secret Garden Tour
Saturday, June 3  |  10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, June 4  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Tickets: $10/adults, $5/children
Location: Multiple locations throughout Murfreesboro. Copies of tour map will be available at the Discovery Center front desk.
The Secret Garden Tour is your opportunity to stroll through intimate gardens tucked away in local homes!

Secret Garden Party Location: Home of Ellen & Paul Willson

2017 Secret Garden Party Committee

Chairs: Gina and Grant DeJean and Anne Elizabeth and Rich Rucker

Committee: Stephanie Roach, Anna Stewart, Sara Beth Clark, Katie Lane, Marida Balch, Christa Brown, Katherine Layman, Kristin Salter, Leslie Kekelis, Kelly Barger, Jenny Grubb, Laurel Parkerson, and Natalie Hillis

Stay tuned for more information!


Secret Garden Party Sponsorship Levels

Presenting Sponsor – $5,000

Six (6) tickets to the Secret Garden Luncheon – Thursday, June 1
Ten (10) tickets to the Secret Garden Pre-Party Cocktail  – Friday, June 2
Ten (10) tickets to the Secret Garden Party Tickets – Friday, June 2
Ten (10) tickets to the Secret Garden Tour – Saturday, June 3 & 4
Printed recognition at Secret Garden Party
Printed recognition at all gardens on Secret Garden Tour
Listing in Secret Garden Tour map
Printed invitation recognition with logo
Event press release recognition
eCommunications recognition
Social media recognition
Secret Garden Party web page recognition
Sponsor listing in Discovery Gardens for one year
Community sponsor listing on all traveling exhibits from May 2017 – April 2018 including Makerspace and The Science of Music

Orchid – $2,500

Four (4) tickets to the Secret Garden Luncheon – Thursday, June 1
Eight (8) tickets to the Secret Garden Pre-Party Cocktail – Friday, June 2
Eight (8) tickets to the Secret Garden Party – Friday, June 2
Eight (8) tickets to the Secret Garden Tour – Saturday, June 3 & 4
Printed recognition at Secret Garden Party
Listing in Secret Garden Tour map
Printed invitation recognition with logo
Event press release recognition
Social media recognition
Secret Garden Party web page recognition
Community sponsor listing on all traveling exhibits from May 2017 – April 2018 including Makerspace and The Science of Music

Rose – $1,200

Two (2) tickets to the Secret Garden Luncheon – Thursday, June 1
Six (6) tickets to the Secret Garden Pre-Party Cocktail  – Friday, June 2
Six (6) tickets to the Secret Garden Party – Friday, June 2
Six (6) tickets to the Secret Garden Tour – Saturday, June 3 & 4
Printed recognition at Secret Garden Party
Printed invitation recognition (with response by March 31)
Secret Garden Party web page recognition

Iris – $600

Four (4) tickets to the Secret Garden Pre-Party Cocktail – Friday, June 2
Four (4) tickets to the Secret Garden Party – Friday, June 2
Four (4) tickets to the Secret Garden Tour – Saturday, June 3 & 4
Printed recognition at Secret Garden Party
Printed invitation recognition (with response by March 31)
Secret Garden Party web page recognition

Lily – $300

Two (2) tickets to the Secret Garden Party – Friday, June 2
Two (2) tickets to the Secret Garden Tour – Saturday, June 3 & 4
Printed recognition at Secret Garden Party
Printed invitation recognition (with response by March 31)