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EVENINGS IN THE GARDEN

You're Invited

Evenings in the Garden

Thursdays, 7-10 pm

July 29 - September 2, 2021

  • Live Music

  • Tasty Wine & Sangria

  • Cold Beer

  • Delicious Food

  • Beautiful Venue

Come experience the gardens during the golden hours! Enjoy an exclusive after-hours view of our beautiful gardens as you stroll through the butterfly house, unique exhibits, see raptors up close, and listen to the soothing sounds of talented northeast Ohio musicians!

 

Celebrate a magical evening in nature, kickstart your weekend with a welcome drink, and make a positive impact as you relax with friends and family.

 

Occurs rain or shine!

$30 per person

Includes admission to the event, grounds,
2 beverage tickets and light bites.
(Additional beverage tickets are available in-person for a $5 donation per drink ticket.)

You may also call us at (330) 829-7050 to reserve tickets and pay over the phone, or stop into our Visitor Center. Guests will also be accepted at the door on the night of the event

This event series is an important fundraiser for our organization. Funds raised directly support environmental education & nature experiences for people of all ages, especially children. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Beech Creek Gardens provides:

  • A beautiful place for bringing children, families, and the community to interact with nature.

  • A place that helps improve mental health and physical well-being.

  • A place that educates & inspires people to help protect our natural habitats for future generations.

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Live Music Schedule

If you would like to attend several Evening in the Garden dates, you can add all your desired event dates to your cart and check out in one transaction. View all the event dates on our online store here. During checkout, please add a note to your order with the full names of the attendees who will be using the tickets on which dates (if you know).

July 29th

Chris Wintrip & Son, guitarist

Chris is a very experienced musician & vocalist who performs covers of classic rock & blues and serves as the frontman of a Clapton tribute band.

August 12th

​Jeff Poulos Duo, guitarist

Jeff "Bluesman" Poulos has decades of experience playing and performing. He plays a wide variety of blues, classic rock and Motown tunes. 

August 26th

Daniel Grey, guitarist

Daniel Grey is an accomplished singer and guitarist who performs covers of hits from folk, country, rhythm & blues, and rock genres. 

August 5th

Tom Nicoli, guitarist

Playing publicly since the age of 12, Tom performs covers of hits from folk, country, rhythm & blues, Motown, classic rock & everything in-between.

August 19th

Matt Corey, saxophonist

Matt Corey is an extremely talented saxophonist who performs covers of classic hits from the 70s and 80s, as well as current hits from popular artists.

September 2nd

Becky Flinn Duo, guitar & vocals

Becky Flinn covers a variety eras & genres including hits from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and more. She entertains with lively energy & cool, smooth vocals.

2021 Online Auction
How It Works

We are hosting a series of online auctions, so even those who do not attend our new weekly Evenings in the Garden will have the opportunity to support us and win amazing prizes focused on unique experiences! Funds raised directly support environmental education & nature experiences for people of all ages, especially children. We are an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

As often as we can, we will add new items available for future auctions, with 1-2 different items featured in each weekly auction. Each online auction will conclude at 9:30 pm on each respective night of Evening in the Garden. Winners will be announced live at each Evening in the Garden event and any winners not in attendance will be contacted to confirm pickup or mailing information.

Auction Process Summary

(Read below for more details)

Sign up for a 32auctions account or if you have used it before, sign into your existing account. 

Once signed into 32auctions, use the invitation links to the specific auction you want in the chart below on this page.

Make sure you “heart” the items you are interested in, so that you can easily find them again to bid on. 

Add reminders to your calendar, so you remember to come back & bid on the items you want. 

What We Are Using

The online auction platform we are using to conduct our auctions is called 32auctions. You do not need to have an account with 32auctions in order to view our auctions, but you must create an account if you wish to bid. If you plan on bidding, we recommend you sign up for an account now, so you’re ready to go!

This is the same auction platform we used for the online auctions associated with the Evenings in the Garden in 2020 and the Garden Symposium Basket Auction in 2021, so you may already have a 32auctions account. When you create an account, you will be asked to create a “display name”. Keep in mind that the display name you choose will be visible in the bid history which is public.

Viewing the Items Up for Bid
Each of our weekly auctions is listed as a separate auction, accessible only through a direct link. Access the links in the chart on this web page.

On the 32auctions website, click the heart icon on an auction item to add that item to your “watchlist” so that you can easily return to it again for easy bidding. Click the star icon at the top of the page to view all the bids you’ve placed.

When you click on an auction item, you can view a description of the item and see who donated the item. Each item up for auction may have a different starting bid amount and different minimum bid increments.

Item for July 29

Dinner for 8 Guests

Enjoy a delicious five-course dinner for eight people, cooked and served in your home or on the beautiful wildlife deck at Beech Creek Gardens!

Pickup/Shipping

For physical items that need picked up, please visit Beech Creek Gardens during our normal hours of operation or call ahead to schedule pick up. We are located at 11929 Beech St NE, Alliance, OH 44601. Otherwise, we can deliver within a 50-mile radius and delivery charges apply. Please call us at (330) 829-7050 or email info@beechcreekgardens.org to arrange delivery.
Items that can be sent via mail, such as gift certificates, will be sent within one week of winning, to the shipping address you provided during checkout.


Payment
To pay for your item, use the convenient online checkout offered by 32auctions. Just follow the invoice/payment link provided in your "winning bid" confirmation email. You may pay using a debit/credit card or a PayPal account. Please note that all payments are ultimately processed through PayPal, so you will receive a payment confirmation email from both 32auctions and PayPal regardless of how you paid, and your payment will show on your bank statement as PayPal. You may also pay for your item in-person at the time of pickup, using cash, check or debit/credit card.

Email Communications
You will receive email updates from 32auctions for the following circumstances:

  • Whenever important information about an auction you are participating in changes

  • Each time you become the leading bidder

  • Each time you are outbid

  • When the auction has ended (email will include a summary of your bid activity and an opportunity to donate)

  • If you are a winner (email will include a link to view your invoice and submit payment)

 

Questions
If you have a question about how the online auction platform works or about a specific auction item, you may use the “Contact Us” link on each item’s page, which will direct your inquiry to our Marketing Director, Beth, or you may call us at (330) 829-7050 or email
info@beechcreekgardens.org.


Also, feel free to check out the extensive FAQ section on the 32auction website: https://www.32auctions.com/pages/help.html

What is the dress code?


Guests are encouraged to dress in semi-formal summer attire suitable for a garden party. It is recommended that attendees wear a comfortable pair of shoes since they will be walking on different terrains. The event is mostly outside, so guests should dress for the weather.




What items will be up for auction?


This year’s events will include a series of online auctions with the opportunity to win amazing prizes focused on unique experiences. Each Friday starting on July 29, we will open online bidding for 1-2 different items. Each auction will run for one week and then will conclude the following Thursday on each night of Evening in the Garden. Winners will be announced that evening.




Do I have to show up right at 7 pm? Do I have to stay the entire time?


Guests do not have to show up right at 7 pm. The live music will last all throughout the evening. There will also be an online auction occurring throughout the evening. Winners will be announced towards the end of the night, but they do not need to be present to win. The online auction will conclude at 9:30 pm each night of Evening in the Garden.




What happens if it rains?


The event occurs rain or shine. If it rains, there are several canopies where guests can seek shelter. Otherwise, attendees may bring an umbrella.





Evening in the Garden FAQs

Thank you to our event sponsors!

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Auction Donors

RESTORATION & SEALANTS, INC.