EVENINGS IN THE GARDEN
Thank you for attending our Evenings in the Garden in 2020!
Read below about what our 2020 event was like, so you can plan for next year!
Evenings in the Garden
Thursdays, 7-10 pm
Starting September 3, 2020
Experience the gardens during the golden hours with live music, a cold beer, tasty wines, refreshing non-alcoholic beverages, and complimentary light bites. Enjoy an exclusive after-hours view of our beautiful gardens as you stroll through the butterfly house and our other exhibits, plus see raptors up close!
Easily practice social distancing at our unique and beautiful outdoor venue. Celebrate the evening, kickstart your weekend, and make a positive impact as you relax with friends and family. Funds raised will help us make up for lost funding during our COVID-19 closure.
Occurs rain or shine!
While attending, please be mindful of other guests and practice social distancing at all times. Face masks are required when interacting with the Beech Creek Gardens staff or volunteers.
Live Music Schedule
$25 per person
Includes 2 beverage tickets and light bites
(additional beverage tickets are available in-person for a $5 donation per drink ticket). Due to COVID-19, we are limiting the number of tickets sold.
You may also call us at (330) 829-7050 to reserve tickets and pay over the phone. Guests will also be accepted at the door on the night of the event, but please call ahead on the day of the event to ensure that we haven't already reached our limit.
2020 Online Auction
How It Works
Each year, our annual Evening in the Garden fundraising gala includes a silent auction. This year, 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!
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 may be contacted to confirm pickup information.
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!
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.
Click the heart icon on an auction item to add that item to your “watchlist” so 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, read pickup/shipping instructions, and see who donated the item. Each item up for auction will have a different starting bid amount and different minimum bid increments.
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 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.
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.
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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 August 28, we will open online bidding for two 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.
Thank you to our event sponsors!