of Eden Ball

One of Atlanta's most anticipated social events, the Garden of Eden Ball will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.


About the Ball

Our premier fundraising event, the Garden of Eden Ball is a not-to-be-missed gala. The fabulous evening begins with cocktails at sunset and continues with sumptuous cuisine followed by top-notch entertainment. Staged on the Great Lawn, this elegant affair attracts the city’s community, business and social leaders.  For questions, please contact Alysia Pearson at

From the Ball Chair

Dear Friends:

I invite you to join us for the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s 40th Anniversary Garden of Eden Ball: Our Story Unfolds on Saturday, September 24. The anniversary gives us an opportunity to celebrate how the Garden has grown and flourished over the past four decades to become one of Atlanta’s largest, most beloved, and distinguished cultural institutions and to look toward what the future holds.

That evening, we will also honor my dear friends Bronson and Dean Dubose Smith. As many of you know, Dean is a Lifetime Trustee of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and long-time Advisor to the Garden of Eden Ball. But her and Bronnie’s impact on our community goes far beyond the Garden with Dean having served on the boards of the Center for Puppetry Arts, Forward Arts Foundation, Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, and Oglethorpe University, just to name a few. And Bronnie – the Alliance Theater, University of South Carolina, and Wesleyan School, among others.

A highlight of the fall social season, the Garden of Eden Ball is always one of Atlanta’s most beautiful and anticipated events. It being the 40th anniversary and having Dean and Bronnie as honorees, makes it even more special.  Please join us in celebrating the anniversary, this remarkable couple, and everything wonderful and magical about the Atlanta Botanical Garden on September 24. I look forward to seeing you there.

Warm regards,

Allen Yee

2022 Garden of Eden Ball Chair

Host Committee

Mopsy and Doug Aldridge
Shepard Ansley
Teri and Mose Bond
Lizzie and John Crawford
Jackie and Jimmy Cushman, Jr.
Mary Wayne and Bill Dixon
Joy and John Dyer
Audra Dial and Matthew Ford
Rex and Duvall Fuqua 
Lou and Tom Glenn
Shearon and Taylor Glover
Bette C. Hines

Mary and John Huntz
Pamela and Neville Isdell
Sarah and Jim Kennedy
Cara Isdell Lee and Zak Lee
Barby and Bert Levy
Lynn Lowance
Anna and Hays Mershon
Margaret and Bob Reiser
Nancy and Charlie Rigby
Patricia Robinson
Deen Day Sanders and Jim Sanders
Dean DuBose Smith and Bronson Smith
Roger Smith
Susan and Jim Spratt
Greer and Alex Taylor
Scott Westervelt
Allen W. Yee

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Premium Sponsor

James B. Miller

Supporting Sponsors
Ameris Bank
Steve Behm
Arcus Capital
Audi Atlanta
Rex and Duvall Fuqua
The J.B. Fuqua Foundation, Inc.

PNC Financial Services Group
Dean Dubose Smith and Bronson Smith

Please note, the Atlanta Botanical Garden accepts gifts from Donor Advised Funds and IRA distributions. If opting to pay for sponsorship or tickets using one of these methods, any tangible benefits including event attendance will be waived. Personal payments for the non-deductible portion (bifurcated payments) are not permitted. Please consult with your tax advisor with any further questions.

How to Support

Presenting Sponsor: $50,000

  • Three tables at the Ball, seating 24 total guests
  • Full page recognition in the Ball program
  • Presenting Sponsor Recognition on the Ball invitation (lead time permitting)
  • Opportunity to make on-stage remarks at the Ball
  • Logo recognition on the Ball web page
  • On-site marketing opportunity at the Ball, including promoting services/products via gift package distribution to guests
  • Complimentary Orchid Circle membership for 1-year with exclusive benefits, including unlimited complimentary parking and invitations to special events and previews
  • Industry exclusivity
  • 150 Garden guest passes
  • Employee Benefits: 15% employee discount on memberships or $5 off General Admission (if applicable)
  • One (1) complimentary facility event space rental


Premium Sponsor: $25,000

  • Two premium tables at the Ball (seating 16 guests)
  • Featured ½ page recognition in the Ball program
  • Stage recognition during remarks at the Ball
  • Name recognition on the Ball web page
  • One (1) complimentary Arbor Circle membership for 1-year with exclusive benefits, including invitations to special events & previews.
  • Industry exclusivity
  • 100 complimentary Garden guest passes
  • Employee Benefits: 15% employee discounts on memberships or $5 off General Admission tickets
  • 25% discount on one (1) facility event space rental 


Supporting Sponsor: $12,500

  • One table at the Ball (seating 8 guests)
  • Featured recognition in the Ball program & on the Ball web page
  • 50 complimentary Garden guest passes


Benefactor Sponsor: $5,000

  • Seating for 6 guests at the Ball
  • Recognition in the Ball program


Patron Sponsor: $1,500

  • Seating for 2 guests at the Ball
  • Recognition in the Ball program