from $6.00 2016 Digital Photo Contest

Garden Members - First entry is free, each additional entry - $6
General Public - $8

Adult (18+)
Teens (12-17)
Youth (Under 12)

All photos were considered for the following two awards:

  • Cover of the Gardens’ Next Newsletter

Photos submitted in each age range were considered for the following awards:

  • Best Use of Shadows and Light
  • Most Unusual Vantage Point
  • Best Use of Color
  • Best Use of Macro Photography

Click here for an Entry Form
(email or mail in your entry form, pay online and we will match them up)

2015 Winners

Cover of the Next Newsletter - Tina Bidwell

President's Pick - Patricia Terranova


Best Use of Color - Madelyn Reisch

Best Use of Macro Photography - Maya Reisch

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Matthew Norvilitis

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Darren Stry


Best Use of Color - Rachel Norvilitis

Best Use of Macro Photography - Rebecca Rozeski

Best Use of Shadows and Light - Samantha Moeller

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Rachel Norvilitis


Best Use of Color - Eileen Graetz

Best Use of Macro Photography - Tina Bidwell

Best Use of Shadow and Light - Jerry Buscarino

Most Unusual Vantage Point - Sharon Dentice


Starry Night in the Garden
June 22
starring... American Authors
Ben Rector
and Birdy
$55 General Admission (all ticket fees included!)
$105 VIP (all ticket fees included!)
Tickets ONLY available at

Join Star 102.5 and the Gardens to celebrate the beautiful Botanical Gardens. Popular musical groups, local restaurants, wineries and breweries come together to party into the night to benefit the Gardens. Go to for more info!

General Admission Tickets include:
entry to the concert and the Gardens, a wine glass, wine, beer and delicious tidbits from local restaurants.

VIP Tickets include:
everything listed above AND a private VIP party and concert viewing area, VIP food and wine, possible band celebrity appearances and more! (limited number available)

General Event Info:
Doors open at 6pm for General Admission Ticket holders and 5:00 for VIP Ticket Holders

Will Call:
The Will Call Tent will be located at the entrance to Starry Night in the Garden.  Will Call tickets can ONLY be picked up on your way into the event.  The Botanical Gardens will not have will call tickets ahead of time.  The will call tent will open at 4pm
Cameras are allowed
You are not allowed to bring in any food, drink coolers etc.
This is an all ages show - Every person MUST have a ticket.
Seating: This is a general admission show and there is no seating.  You may bring a lawn chair at your own risk.
Dress: This event is outside so dress for the weather.  Summer attire is common... sundresses - khakis etc... You will be walking and standing on grass. Ladies - a flat or wedge shoe is your best bet!
Weather: This event is outside and will happen rain or shine!
Parking: Free parking is located around the South Park Ring Road and on the streets around the park.  Please obey city parking signs!  The parking lot next to the Gardens will be $10 per car and will fill up fast.  We will park on a first-come, first-served basis.

RAFFLE!  There will be a fantastic on-site raffle that benefits the Botanical Gardens.  Volunteers will be walking the crowd selling tickets and there will be a raffle prize tent located on the front lawn.  Raffle tickets are $20 for one sheet (25 tickets) or $40 for three sheets (75 tickets).

Go to for more information.