Spring Gala 2024 - Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Spring Gala 2024

Spring Gala 2024

Special Events | Natural Attractions

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 | 5:30 p.m.
Ticketed Event

Celebrating Natural Attractions: A Plant-Pollinator Love Story


Dr. Suzanne Simard
Ecologist, Author, Educator
Better Earth Award

Gala Chairs

Martin and Michelle Bell
Courtney and Ian Broadwater
Emme and Jonathan Deland
Lloyd and Cassandra Metz

5:30 p.m. | Strolling Cocktails
Champagne at the Diane H. and Joseph S. Steinberg Visitor Center
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the Plant Family Collection Lawn

7:30 p.m. | Dinner and Program
on Cherry Esplanade

9 p.m. | Drinks and Dancing | After Party

Join us for an enchanted evening in the Garden, celebrating BBG’s varied plant collections and the pollinators that help them thrive.

Proceeds from the Spring Gala provide essential support for the Garden—sustaining the care of BBG’s collections, programs, and community. Tickets range from $750 to $5,000; tables for ten start at $15,000.

The evening’s menu will be designed and prepared by Union Square Events. Each course will feature fresh, seasonal ingredients that were sustainably grown and harvested.

Festive botanical attire encouraged. Tickets held at the door. Complimentary parking provided for cocktails and dinner guests.

For more information, contact Brooklyn Botanic Garden at [email protected].


A woman with shoulder-length hair stands in a forest.

Dr. Suzanne Simard

Ecologist, Author, Educator

Dr. Suzanne Simard is a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia and the author of the acclaimed book Finding the Mother Tree.

A pioneer on the frontier of plant communication and intelligence, Dr. Simard is a scientist who conveys complex, technical ideas in a way that is dazzling and profound. Her work has influenced filmmakers (the Tree of Souls in James Cameron’s Avatar), authors (Richard Powers’ The Overstory), and actors alike, and her TED talks have been viewed by more than 10 million people worldwide.

Dr. Simard’s research investigates how the complex interrelationships of trees can contribute to forest resiliency and recovery, helping the scientific world understand how to manage and heal forests from human impacts, including climate change.

Spring Gala 2024 Tables and Tickets


Gala Sponsors

Bulleit Ketel One

Event Contributors

Crimson Wine Group Brooklyn Brewery