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25th Anniversary

ALTA VISTA BOTANICAL GARDENS

Celebrating 25 Years of Community

Just Added 8:00-9:45 Dancing – Live Music from The Night Owls

Celebrating

25 Years

of Alta Vista Botanical Gardens

Over the past two decades, AVBG has evolved into a sanctuary of tranquility and natural splendor. Visitors are greeted by a harmonious blend of flora, each corner thoughtfully designed to showcase the diversity of plant life.

Alta Vista Botanical Garden is delighted to share the remarkable story of a true gem nestled within the heart of Brengle Terrace Park in Vista.

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens has a rich history dating back to its inception in 1999 when the Vista Botanical Garden Foundation was established. The roots of this botanical haven trace back to the old Smitgen property, a sprawling 16-acre site that was acquired by the City of Vista in 1990. This lush expanse was an integral part of the master plan crafted in 1970, envisioning a space where nature’s beauty could flourish.

In May of 1999, a group of dedicated individuals, including Founders Dr. M.E. Darian, Rocco Valluzzi, Larry Hoekstra, JoAnn Hoekstra, and Joe Lentz, joined hands to bring the vision to life. Their commitment and passion culminated in the creation of the Vista Botanical Garden Foundation, marking the beginning of a journey that has since blossomed into an integral part of the community.

Over the past two decades, AVBG has evolved into a sanctuary of tranquility and natural splendor. Visitors are greeted by a harmonious blend of flora, each corner thoughtfully designed to showcase the diversity of plant life. The gardens stand as a testament to the meticulous planning and unwavering dedication of those who envisioned and nurtured this botanical haven.

As we celebrate 25 years of AVBG, it brings us great pleasure to share some exciting news. To mark this significant milestone, we are hosting a dinner gala event on September 7, 2024. The gala aims to raise funds for the continued growth and development of AVBG, ensuring that it remains a vibrant and thriving space for generations to come. Your support and attendance at this event would mean the world to us as we embark on the next chapter of our journey.

In addition to the gala, AVBG has been nominated as a finalist for non-profit of the year by Heroes of Vista. This esteemed recognition is a testament to the positive impact AVBG has had on the community and its unwavering commitment to fostering a love for nature and environmental stewardship.

May the coming years bring even more growth, beauty, and shared moments of awe in the presence of nature’s wonders.

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
1270 Vale Terrace Drive Vista, CA 92084
Physical address:
200 Civic Center Drive, Vista, CA 92084

Questions:
Nancy Jones Farmerjonesavbg@gmail.com
or Rusti Dixon gm4avbg@gmail.com

 

25th Anniversary
Dinner Gala

Saturday, September 7, 2024

Alta Vista Botanical Gardens – Rose Garden
5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits​

PLATINUM $8,000.00

  • VIP Seating Table of Eight at Dinner Gala
  • VIP Parking at Dinner Gala
  • Special introduction and acknowledgement at Dinner Gala
  • Logo recognition on Dinner Gala Invitation and Digital Invitation
  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events
  • Logo recognition on quarterly 2024 Newsletters to membership (850+)
  • One year family membership to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to VIP Meading at the Garden Pairing Event April 2025
  • 6 Complimentary Tickets to Meading at the Garden Event April 2025
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to 4th of July Fireworks Show 7/4/2024.
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Novemberfest 11/2/2024
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GOLD $5,000.00

  • Premier Seating Table of Eight at Dinner Gala
  • VIP Parking at Dinner Gala
  • Logo recognition on Dinner Gala Digital Invitation
  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events
  • Logo recognition on quarterly 2024 Newsletters to membership (850+)
  • One year family membership to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
  • 4 Complimentary Tickets to Meading at the Garden Event April 2025
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to 4th of July Fireworks Show 7/4/2024.
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Novemberfest 11/2/2024
  •  

SILVER $3,000.00

  • Table of Eight at Dinner Gala
  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events
  • Logo recognition on quarterly 2024 Newsletters to membership (850+)
  • One year family membership to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Meading at the Garden Event April 2025
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to Novemberfest 11/2/2024
  •  

BRONZE $2,000.00

  • Table of Eight at Dinner Gala
  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events
  • Logo recognition on quarterly 2024 Newsletters to membership (850+)
  • One year family membership to Alta Vista Botanical Gardens
  •  

Underwriting Opportunities

Catering Sponsor $2,000.00

Benefits Include:

  • Logo on Digital Invitation
  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events

Wine Sponsor $1,500.00

Benefits Include:

  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events

Entertainment Sponsor $1,500.00

Benefits Include:

  • Logo recognition on Alta Vista Botanical Garden Website & social media for the remainder of 2024.
  • Logo recognition on all 2024 Garden Events

Individual Guest Tickets $250.00

Gala Sponsors

Don and Nancy Jones

Ron Holloway

Don and Nancy Jones

Ron Holloway

25th Anniversary Committee Members​

Rusti Dixon – Chair

Ron Holloway – Co-Chair, Project Manager

Nancy Jones – Press, Publicity

Annie Donner – Silent Auction

Erik Dixon – Website, Marketing

Tutu (Elizabeth) Sainz – Financials

25th Anniversary Event Dates 2024:

Meading at The Garden 4/6/2024

Earth Day 4/20/2024

Dedication Ed Fitzgerald Pavilion 5/4/2024

Volunteer Lunch – Celebrate Current, Past Staff, Board Members 5/18/24

4th of July Barbeque – Members Only VIP Event

25th Anniversary Dinner Gala in the Gardens 9/7/24

Fall Fun Festival 10/12/2024

Novemberfest 11/2/2024