Cedar Valley Arboretum & Botanic Gardens

You are invited to a garden party!

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The Arboretum’s 3rd Annual Wine & Scarecrows fundraiser is Saturday, September 17, 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Rain or Shine!
Our garden party raises important funds to help pay for the wonderful programming and operations at the Arboretum.

Make your reservation today by reserving on-line at http://cedarvalleyarboretum.org/wands.asp or calling the office at (319) 226-4966.  Reservation deadline is Monday, September 12th.
Enjoy an evening of good food and wine, music, beautiful gardens and art.  The evening will feature artist demonstrators, as well as an opportunity to purchase art and fine handcraft items.  Len Swaitly of Moments in Thyme Catering has created a delicious menu for us (That will go well with a great selection of wine and desserts!) and vocalist Deb Flammang-Roper will be a wonderful musical backdrop for our garden party.  

Deb Ewoldt in her studio.


Wine & Scarecrows Featured Artists:

We will be having some very special guests at this year’s Wine & Scarecrows! Our performing artisans will include welding artist Deb Ewoldt of Blacksmith Boutique & Garden Studio in Dysart, glass fuser Jordan Llewellyn of Studio L Glassworks, potter Larry Skeries, hand rug hooking by Eleanor Vanous and Bev Pyle of Between the Rivers Rug Hooking Guild, woodworker Ryan Bonjour, watercolorist Anne Olsson and spinning and knitting by Leslie Adrian of Crazy Girl Yarn Shop.


Auction items include raku pottery, hand-hooked piece and wood carved bowl.


Guests will be able to bid on silent auction items donated by the performing artists as well as from local artists and businesses.  Items include a hand dyed silk scarf by Joan Webster-Vore, a carved floral tile by Moira Brown, a hand-hooked piece by Joyce Kloster, nature photography by Bill Schuermann, a handmade wooden bench by Randy Robinson, a quilted piece by Wanda Wehner, garden art by Jolene Rosauer, raku pottery by Nancy Briggs, a fall wreath from Basket of Daisies, a nature gift basket from Hy-Vee Floral and gift certificates from Moments in Thyme Catering, Wells Hollow Landscaping, and Wapsie Pines Lawn Care & Landscaping.


Special thanks to our 2011 Artist Patrons:

We’re so grateful to our Artist Patrons who help make the event possible – including Meyer’s Nursery, Waterloo Implement, Yantis & Associates and Technology Staff Development, Inc.  Also, a big thanks goes out to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community for loaning party supplies and to wine wholesaler Darren Winkowitsch for giving us special consideration for our evening’s wine selection.



See you in the gardens.


Written by cedarvalleyarboretum

September 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

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