One Enchanted Evening 2022

Mobile Botanical Gardens
Through the Looking Glass:
Envisioning the Future
April 7, 2022 at 7pm

Not only will this 2022 event raise awareness of the beauty of the Gardens, it will celebrate the bright future MBG now has due to financial stability realized through City operational support combined with the creation of an endowment fund.

The proceeds of “One Enchanted Evening” will go directly toward enhancing the value of the Gardens’ collections and furthering our educational mission.

Our 2022 “One Enchanted Evening” will be even more captivating with the celebration of the Gardens reaching 50 years since a small group of horticulturists proposed the idea of preserving the acreage for a botanical garden. Beautiful music and joy will fill the air as guests enjoy food and libations while strolling the beautiful grounds.

What's on the menu?

Catering by Georgia Roussos

Smoked Beef Shoulder Tenders with rolls and sauce - Hummus and pita chips - Boiled shrimp with cocktail sauce - Asiago chicken phyllo purses - Flatbread pizza - Roasted veggie display - Grilled oysters - Blueberry goat cheese tarts - Tiramisou shooters - Chrissies and Full Open Bar

Featured Artist, Juli Juneau

Adding to the whimsy of the evening, a nine-foot tall permanent outdoor glass sculpture, created by New Orleans based glass artist Juli Juneau, will be unveiled. She will also be providing unique glass elements for the evening and be in attendance.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors receive recognition in the event program and online in addition to other benefits.

OEE 2022 Committee

Stephen Clements, Chairman
Brenda Huddle, Chairman Emeritus
Jessica Barrick
Aeriell Cashin
Betty Graham 
Lisa Harrell
Robin Krchak
Shirley McKinney 
Kitty Meshad 
Julie Moore
Vera Lynn Sheets
Barkley Shreve
Judy Weaver
Greer Wilhelm
Elise Williams
Michelle Wise

Honorary Chairman

We are delighted to have District 7 Councilwoman, Gina Gregory, serve as the 2022 One Enchanted Evening Honorary Chairman.

One Enchanted Evening 2022 is generously sponsored by the following:

– Title Sponsor –

– Camellia Level –

Permanent Art Installation

Allison and Trent Hall

– Japanese Maple Level –

– Rhododendron Level –

Georgia Roussos Catering
Gulf Distributing Company of Mobile, L.L.C.
Mike and Kitty Meshad
Mobile County Commission
The Carolyn Williams Saunders Foundation

– Sarracenia Level –

Holle and Donald Briskman

Stephen E. Clements
Mary and Ken Ellingwood
Audrey and Max Goldberg
Doug Hungerford
Robin and Robert Krchak
Shirley McKinney
Ursel and Derek Norman
Charles M. Shirk
Dean Waite Attorneys at Law
Sheri and Jay Weber

– Plumeria Level-

AASOA of Alabama
Burkholder Insurance, Inc.
Annie and Mike Daniels
Ann and Jack Di Palma
Betty and Mack Graham
Ricia Hendrick
Dr. and Mrs. Michael Huddle
John and Vicki Gelineau
Lucy Gafford and Mike Kastrantas
LaDonna and Sam Kinsaul 
Carol and Dave Norris
Melissa and John Roombos
Judy and Rick Stout
Storey and Skipper Walters
Mary Gale Woolford

Mobile Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC
Renasant Bank
The University of South Alabama
The Walch Group, LLC

– Herb Level –

Barbara and Henry Brewster
Gulf Coast Herb Society
Hargrove Engineers + Constructors
Sugene and John Lawler
Patrick and Emily McGough
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCrory
Jason D. Smith
Daniel M. Stover