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“A Special Night of Friends, Beauty, Nature, Food and Spirits”

Saturday, May 20, 2017

5:00pm – 7:00pm Twilight Lounge Cocktails & Appetizers

7:00pm – 9:00pm Culinary Feast


The 2017 Seedling Soirée will feature some of San Diego’s hottest caterers and restaurants collaborating to create unique dishes that showcase San Diego County’s organic and sustainably produced meats, seafood, produce, and confections.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the kitchen, garden, and science programs offered by Olivewood Gardens to children and adults throughout San Diego County.

Can’t come but still want to support the event?  Why not make a donation?

This year’s featured culinary crafters are:

Spirits by:

Live Auction Items:

  • Dinner for 10 with Chef Victor Jimenez from Cowboy Star at Olivewood Gardens
  • Dinner for 8 with Chef DJ Tangalin at Tidal
  • Dinner for 6 with Chef Davin Waite at Wrench & Rodent
  • Dinner for 6 with Chef Miguel Valdez at The Red Door
  • Dinner for 4 with Chef Coral Strong at Garden Kitchen
  • A weekend stay at the Olivewood Gardens Noyes House

Silent Auction Items:


Twilight Cocktails & Appetizers – $50
5:00-7:00 – Enjoy a variety of delicious garden-inspired craft cocktails and appetizers celebrating the spring harvest.

Twilight Cocktails & Culinary Feast – $200
5:00-9:00 – San Diego’s top local chefs collaborate to serve a garden-inspired, family-style dinner (includes Cocktail & Appetizer hour).

Honey Bee Sponsor – $500
Includes a Culinary Feast VIP ticket, Cocktails & Appetizers ticket, and acknowledgement in printed and web materials.

Hummingbird – $2,500
Culinary Feast VIP tickets for 8, Cocktail & Appetizer tickets for 8, and acknowledgment in printed and web materials.

Monarch Butterfly – $5,000
A Culinary Feast premier table for 10, Cocktail & Appetizer tickets for 10, and acknowledgement in printed and web materials.

Golden Sunflower – $10,000
2 Culinary Feast premier tables for 10, Cocktail tickets for 20, a tree planted in our educational gardens in your name, a customized private garden tour, and acknowledgement in printed and web materials.


Sponsorships are available, please call 619-434-4260.

Olivewood Gardens empowers children and families from diverse backgrounds to be healthy and active through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education.

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center is a non-profit organization as identified by the IRS code. All but $60 per dinner ticket is tax-deductible. Tax ID: 26-1640148


Monarch Butterfly

Mrs. Christy Walton

Union Bank

Humming Bird

Beyster Family Foundation at the San Diego Foundation

Cathe Burnham

Malin Burnham

Dr. Samuel Dychter and Dr. Kimberly Wagner-Dychter

Stephanie and Richard Jensen

Evelyn Wiggins


Kaiser Permanente San Diego

International Community Foundation

San Diego Gas & Electric

Specialty Produce

Sprouts Farmers Market

The Red Door

Honorary CommitTee

Commissioner Rafael Castellanos                             Sabrina Falquier Montgrain

Supervisor Greg Cox                                                    National City Mayor Ron Morrison

Dennis and Melanie Doyle                                         Cindy Olmstead

AM Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher                                   The San Diego Foundation

Congressman Juan Vargas                                         Senator Ben Hueso

Healy Vigderson                                                           Jack Ford

Dr. Sabrina Falquier Montgrain & Dr. Philippe Montgrain

Jacqueline Reynoso, National City Chamber of Commerce