Botanical Garden plans outdoor autumn gala with live jazz and chef-prepared dinner

Botanical Garden of the Ozarks

The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks will celebrate the changing of the season with the Autumn Gala in the Garden from 7-10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21.

The outdoor event will take place on the garden’s Great Lawn, and will feature live jazz music by The Darren Novotny Jazz Connection, along with a chef-prepared dinner, wine and beer.

Other activities include a live and silent auction, plus games of chance like the Swift’s Jewelry Gems in the Garden game where guests can purchase tickets to dig until they uncover a gemstone. Some of the treasures include sapphires, peridot, blue topaz, citrine, amethyst, garnet and black diamonds. With each play, guests will be entered to win a 1-carat diamond.

The fundraising gala will help sustain operations at the garden, which is a nonprofit organization. The event is for guests ages 21 and up and will take place rain or shine.

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