Yew Dell Botanical Gardens Twilight “Unlike Ever Before” presented by Brown-Forman and Outdoor Lighting Perspectives took place on Friday, October 7, 2011 at Yew Dell located in Crestwood, KY. The event was Yew Dell’s largest and most important fundraiser of the year which was sold out with over 400 guests, volunteers, committee members and Yew Dell staff.
The event kicked off at with cocktails and fun with music by Johnny Berry and the Outliers. Three raffle games took place with chances to win a Tiffany & Co ring from Castle Lawn, a private dinner at 610 Magnolia from Holly Allee and a case of fine French wine with a ring toss from Pavilion Steps. Tasty hors d’oeuvres were passed to attendees from Corbett’s – an American place; Fingerling potatoes, Crème Fraiche and Kentucky Spoonfish Caviar. Caponata on toast points and Manchego cheese followed by BBQ Duck and Sesame chips.
The dinner from Corbett’s consisted of Garey’s Farm Squash Bisque followed by Ashbourne Farms, Beef Short Ribs, Kubocha Squash and Kale. In the tent there was also a silent auction for three exquisite and unique trees and also a chance to win a week for 6 people at the Maison Rose in Dordogne, France. Lastly, Corbett’s served Evan’s Orchard Apple and Pecan Crostata for dessert as hoop dance was performed by local entertainment Bellawillow.
Table Sponsors for Twilight: Baptist Hospital Northeast, Commonwealth Bank & Trust Co, IVS, LLC, Nature By Design, PNCD Wealth Management, Stites & Harbison, Stock Yards Bank & Trust and United Mail. In-Kind Donations From: 21c Museum Hotel, 610 Magnolia, Andrew Hyslop Photography, Bellawillow, Boone Gardiner, Camargo Rental, Jason Jennings Interior Fashion, Merrick Printing, Mperfect Printing, Mperfect Design, R&R Limousine and Sign-a-Rama.
Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is Louisville’s 34-acre public botanical garden and horticulture resource center dedicated to helping people develop beautiful and sustainable gardens across the region. Yew Dell offers garden, plant & environmental educational programs for all levels; these programs include formal lectures, informal hands-on workshops, casual plant walks and community events. As a leading horticultural research center, Yew Dell focuses on development of superior garden plants to enhance gardens, increase biological diversity in our communities, and decrease the need for pesticides.
For more information about Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, please visit their website at www.yewdellgardens.org  or call (502)241-4788.
Photographs courtesy of Ross Lister.
Special thanks to Sunny Daize Boutique for dressing Bella Portaro for this event.