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Ninah Cummer’s Birthday Brunch

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Honor Ninah Cummer’s legacy, her commitment to green spaces, and her impact on the city while supporting the future landscape redesign of the Garden Club of Jacksonville.

In 1922, Ninah Cummer founded the Garden Club of Jacksonville in her home, where the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens now stands. Founding members focused on city planning projects, with a particular focus on creating and revitalizing city parks. The Garden Club was instrumental in creating spaces like Memorial Park and preserving many of the city’s ancient live oak trees.

Your Brunch Ticket will give you a sneak peak of the Garden Club’s transformational landscape redesign plans by Marquis, Latimer + Halback.

The Garden Club has a festive day of events planned both inside the elegant Ballroom and outside next to the St. Johns River, including a catered brunch by Chef’s Garden Catering & Events, signature cocktails, live music by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, a performance by Barbara Colaciello as Ninah Cummer, and rides on the St. Johns River Taxi.

All proceeds from this event will go to the capital campaign to fund the future Garden Club landscape redesign.

The Garden Club of Jacksonville is  501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Brunch Ticket: $100

Reserved table of eight people available: $1,000

12:30 p.m.

  • Check-in
  • Live Music by Douglas Anderson School of the Arts
  • Seated Brunch Buffet and Bar

2 p.m.

  • Barbara Colaciello Performance as Ninah Cummer
  • Landscape Redesign Presentation by Jeremy Marquis of ML+H

2:45 p.m.

  • Procession to the River

3 p.m.

  • St. Johns River Taxi Rides

Raffle Ticket: $20

Buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Haskell is donating a three-hour cruise for 16 people aboard the historic 53-foot Huckins yacht, Casa Mia, valued at $2,000. The cruise will depart from Lamb’s Yacht Center, located in the lovely Ortega area of Jacksonville.

Buy Your Tickets Early

After September 30:

  • Brunch Ticket: $125
  • Raffle Ticket: $25

Sponsors

The Garden Club thanks these sponsors for their generous support:

Silver Sponsors

  • Tiffany and Chuck Davis

Bronze Sponsors

  • Matthew Carlucci
  • Mary Coleman
  • Nancy Mahon
  • Jennifer and James Newman
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