Friday, September 8, 2017

Idyllic garden party will raise money for Belle Isle Conservatory

Posted By on Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 2:07 PM

  • photo via Facebook
The Belle Isle Aquarium and the Anna Scripps Whitcomb Conservatory are the crowned jewels of Detroit's island park — it's hard to argue otherwise. While the rest of the park lies all but dormant in the winter, these structures welcome visitors into their warm fold all year round.

As summer is coming to a close, we have fewer and fewer chances to admire their exterior beauty, so we've got to make each and every one count.

For the last 10 years the Belle Isle Conservancy and leaders of the Grosse Pointe area’s garden club communities have put together an idyllic garden party that takes place just outside the ever-popular Conservatory. Guests are invited to sip cocktails and nosh on strolling hors d'oeuvres under a tent on the Conservatory grounds. This year local crooner Ben Sharkey will provide entertainment, and there will be an art installation by John Sauve. The money raised at the Garden Party will go toward funding outdoor lighting for the Conservatory.

The party starts at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The Conservatory is located at 900 Inselruhe Ave., Detroit. For more information call 800-447-2757 or go to Tickets are $50 to $500.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Detroit Metro Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Metro Times Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 12, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2022 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation