After an iffy, dreary, drizzly week, that caused a few frayed nerves of committee members, the day of the S.E.E.D.S. (Supporting Education and Excellence at Descanso) gala event held at Descanso Gardens cleared up as if by magic and guests enjoyed a lovely, balmy evening. To add to the sensory experience, the garden's air was fragrant after being moistened by the mist of the previous days.
The S.E.E.D.S. program is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The event, themed "Splendor at Descanso" was truly a splendid affair as $150,000 was raised in support of education and interpretive programs at the gardens for school children, many of whom come to Descanso Gardens from under-served and disadvantaged backgrounds.
Sharon Mintie Miller chaired the event and she was assisted by Martha Wheeler Bowman, Judith Brown, Audrey Bush, Jillian Cycon, Elysa del Guercio, Judy Dundee, Camdon Clark Eberhardt, Ginny Fisher, Debbie Lowrey Fogarty, Jennifer Herzer, Laura Hobart, Kelly Mack, Debbie McCoy, Linda O'Callaghan, Gaye Pettibone, Jody Platisa, Sharon Ramage-Wagner, Terri Rothe, McNally Sagal, Kathleen Waidan and Anne Trujillo.