Heather Till Photos - July 24, 2019 Sunshine Coast Botanical Garden held its annual Gala Garden Party on July 24, its biggest fundraiser of the year. Over 140 guests and many volunteers (encouraged to dress in white) enjoyed a welcoming glass of bubbly and appetizers on the lawns, with a gourmet meal prepared by chef Lars Jorgensen and delightful mellow music by Aspasionado (Lori Carmichael and Randy Rayment). Dinner was followed by a lively auction with Ed Hill, and draws for generous raffle prizes. MC for the evening was radio and television personality Vicki Gabereau, now retired and living on the Coast. The Garden plans to begin work on Phase One of its Master Plan, the Welcome Garden, later this year.