Hats Off to Naples Botanical Garden for Hosting a Spectacular Hats in the Garden Event!

On Wednesday, March 20th, Naples Botanical Garden held its 20th annual Hats in the Garden event. This event raises support for efforts ranging from coastal resilience measures to preparations for enhancements in Naples Botanical Garden’s very own 90-acre Preserve. This year, The Village Shops on Venetian Bay was proud to contribute to these support efforts as a Table Sponsor at the event. To be expected, everything in the Garden is GRAND and this event fell right in line!

We are not just talking about the elaborate hats of all shapes and sizes perched on each person’s head but the event as a whole! From arriving and walking the boardwalk greeted with smiling faces and bubbles at the Champagne Reception to being ushered into a fabulous, spacious tent for the Luncheon, every detail was accounted for. Now it was time to head to Table 1, reserved for The Village Shops!

While navigating through a sea of dozens of decked out tables, it was impossible not to admire the intricate details. Black clothed tables were set with acrylic chairs adorned with Hats in the Garden goodie bags for all guests. Eyes immediately drew to the flower centerpieces that made a powerful statement. The center of the table was lined with metal watering cans packed with beautiful, blooming pink roses, serving as an additional party favor for each guest seated at the table.

The luncheon portion of the event commenced, beginning with a Fund-A-Need Presentation, raising 2.8 million dollars in five minutes! Entrees and desserts were then served and quickly consumed in eager anticipation for the fashionable and fabulous Carolina Herrera Fashion Show that came next. Models walked the runway in statement styles that had the crowd oohing and aahing!

The generosity was overflowing at The Garden! It was incredible to see over 700 Naples locals come together in such a beautiful setting to support Naples Botanical Garden and The Village Shops was thrilled to be a part of this count represented by our lovely Shop Owners and Managers – Chris Connell from All About April, Denise Johnston from À-Tout-Âge, Michele Diiulis from Sara Campbell, and Pam Lawson from J.McLaughlin.