From Gardens to Glass: Botanical Beverages
The event will feature live music, hors d'oeuvres, lawn games, and of course, botanical beverages
Saturday, Jul. 20
Goodell Gardens will be hosting its 5th annual fundraising event "Botanical Beverages, From Gardens to Glass." Originally inspired by Amy Stewart's book The Drunken Botanist, the event is described by Goodell Gardens executive director Amber Wellington as "a garden cocktail party that tricks you into learning," pairing drinks with the plant-based ingredients they're comprised of.
"This year the event features five bars, four with cocktails and a fifth with coffee for the end of the night," Wellington detailed. "This year we're celebrating the mint family of plants: Lamiaceae. Our cocktail bars will each feature one herb from the mint family: lavender, wild mint, sage, and oregano."
Each ticket holder will receive one cocktail from each bar; cocktails will be made with Cart/Horse Distilling spirits — the award-winning distillery located right in Edinboro. Alcohol-free mocktails will be available to designated drivers and those who don't want alcohol but would love to sample these botanical creations.
The event will feature live music from Celtic Hooligans, along with hors d'oeuvres and lawn games set up for guests to take part in. "We decorate the gardens and place the bars throughout the lawns and beds, so folks really get a tour of the site during those magical evening hours," Wellington went on to describe. "We really want folks to have a chance to enjoy the gardens at a time they normally aren't able to visit." — Madeline Dufala
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Goodell Gardens & Homestead, 221 Waterford St, Edinboro, PA 16412 // $55 per person but special rates are available // 21+ (Bring ID) // (814) 734-6699 // goodellgardens.org/botbevs