Summer Garden open & Cocktail Party

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Friday, July 20, 5-8PM

Tickets can still be purchased at the door tonight!

Bring your friends and summertime spirit to enjoy a relaxing evening featuring:

  • A low-water, high-style urban oasis on Olympia’s Westside, designed by Susan Tuzzolino
  • Generously portioned, hand-crafted cocktails & “mocktails” infused with native plants created by Celebrity Bartender Katie Rains of GRuB (beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages also available!)
  • Light supper with seasonally fresh ingredients & plenty of options for most diets
  • Live music with Steve Luceno on guitar & Tommy Russell on flute & clarinet

The event will be held at Susan Tuzzolino’s gorgeous urban garden located at 1524 Giles Ave NW in West Olympia, just a short walk from Garfield Elementary. Feel free to invite friends, family, and neighbors! 

This fundraiser supports our AmeriCorps position and other expenses of our hands-on education and action projects to protect and conserve water resources and habitat in our region!

Our Prime Sponsor for this event is the Brotherhood Lounge -- giant thanks! Thanks also to Three Magnets Brewing Co. for offering two varieties of locally crafted beers!


Support levels

Purchase tickets in advance at our secure site for the best prices and to have your nametag ready showing your support level! Tickets will also be available for purchase at the event. All tickets include garden entry, light supper/non-alcoholic summer beverages, live entertainment, and Garden Tours. The "Benefactor/Tree of Life - Western Red Cedar" level also includes a complimentary drink of your choice.

Benefactors – “Tree of Life” Western Red Cedars: $100 by July 18; $120 at the door – This support level includes one free drink
Patrons – Red-flowering Currants: $75 by July 18; $85 at the door
Sustainers – Western Trilliums: $50 by July 18; $60 at the door
Supporters – Western Bleeding Hearts: $35 by July 18; $40 at the door

Buy drink tickets in advance, or at the Party with cash or card!

You can simplify your evening by pre-purchasing drink tickets for our Summer Garden Open, including:

  • Hand-crafted Cocktails (see descriptions, below): $10

  • Hand-crafted Mocktails (see descriptions, below): $4
  • Locally-brewed beers: $6
  • Wine: $8

Cocktail & Mocktail Descriptions:

Cascadian Cosmo
Huckleberry-infused potato vodka, fresh lime juice & simple syrup. Shaken & served up.
A taste of the mountains’ bounty!

I’m Your Huckleberry
Huckleberry-infused potato vodka, lemon juice, simple syrup & soda water, served over ice.
Tall & refreshing, just like Doc!                                                

Nettle & Fir G&T
Fir & spruce-tip-infused gin with Nettle ChlorOxygen, tonic water & fresh lime over ice.
A delicious boozy blood booster!

Cardamom Rose Old Fashioned
Four roses bourbon with cardamom bitters & Nootka rose syrup over one perfect cube of ice.
An Assyrian-inspired classic summer sipper.

Elderflower Royale
St. Germaine elderflower liqueur topped with champagne & a lemon twist.
Light, delicate & bubbly, just like our Pacific NW summer mood!

Mocktail - Elderberry Shrub with Soda
Elderberry, apple cider vinegar, & sugar, with a hint of star anise. 
A delicious shrub, served with soda water over ice!

Various refreshing iced teas will also be offered!