Philadelphia

It was a beautiful night at the Azalea Garden + It was a Colorful Day

The 2010 Azalea Garden Party, as much as a fundraiser as a bittersweet good-bye to
Jane Pepper who relinquishes her presidential role in less than 20 days. Jane G. Pepper took over the reins of the182-year-old Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in 1981. In her role as president, she oversaw the Society’s activities and programs, including the renowned Philadelphia Flower Show and Philadelphia Green, a national model for neighborhood revitalization.
Much thanks, Jane. XOXOX City of Philadelphia
The theme was easy to pick this year as the date fell on Cinco de Mayo.
And folks got into the spirit like Ellen Wheeler and friends
The Azalea Garden Party & Silent Auction, one of PHS’s most popular multi-generational events, raises funds for the continued maintenance of the garden located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Susie Saunders and Ellen Roher

The party takes place on the scenic Waterworks promenade behind the museum. Festivities include the Silent Auction, stilt walkers, magicians, a maraca-making children’s craft, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
The Azalea Garden Party & Silent Auction, one of PHS’s most popular multi-generational events, raises funds for the continued maintenance of the garden located behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Derek Freres, Mark Focht, Kate Wilhelm, Jt Christensen. Derek and JT are volunteering for the Eat, Drink and Be Green a fundraiser for Friends of the Schuylkill River Park on June 5.
The ladies who lunch from the Mainline came in to enjoy the festivities and support the cause
Event co-chairs Mark and Liz Ward, Mark A. Focht (Fairmount Park Commission executive director), PHS president-elect Drew Becher, and current president Jane Pepper.
Drew Becher tells me that not only did PHS get a new president, but he’s helping the economy as he bought a house in Chestnut Hill with his partner Eric, but the partner’s sister moved up from DC and bought a house nearby with her family and mom. Move to a strange City, and bring the whole family. Welcome!!

Society Writer/Photographer Susan Scovill and husband Dr. Curtis Scovill.
It was a beautiful night