Jane Hermann, Arnie Mulder and Betsey Tyler Honored by The Arboretum at Treasures of the Gardens Event

HonoreesJane and Carl HerrmannArnie and Gretl MulderBetsey Tyler and familyBill and Ginger LincolnBill Lincoln and Richard SchulhofJane Herrmann and her sonsTreasures committeeTable and band

STAFF REPORT

5:56 pm | September 20, 2019


On a beautiful September evening, nearly 200 guests gathered at the Los Angeles Arboretum Foundation’s event to celebrate Jane Herrmann, Arnie Mulder, and Betsey Tyler. As the sun set over the Arboretum, the Treasures of the Gardens event celebrated their continued leadership and contributions, and, through the generosity of the sponsors and attendees, raised over $150,000 to support the Arboretum gardens and educational programs.

Jane’s visionary approach to garden festivals, teaching landscapes and internships continues to develop the future of horticulture. Arnie’s inspired leadership as a Foundation Board President continues to strengthen the organization, bringing stability and creativity to the garden. Betsey’s exemplary acumen and dedication to the gardens inspires the community and her creative thought enhances plans for the visitor experience.

The Treasures of the Gardens event on September 8, 2019 began in the Celebration Gardens with passed hors d’oeuvres and the Arboretum’s signature cocktail, a strawberry rosé sangria, and music provided by Dance Syndicate. Art Deco Entertainment’s five-piece band livened up the dinner with favorites from the 1920s and 30s interspersed with today’s pop hits. Guests dined on pomegranate salmon and lemon garlic chicken served over a late summer vegetable risotto.

CEO Richard Schulhof shared the amazing progress that the Arboretum has experienced over the past five years, and his admiration for the role that Betsey, Jane, and Arnie have had in making the garden flourish. Richard stated, “Successful nonprofits are organizations of many great leaders. Tonight, we honor three of the very best.”

Peg Rahn and Susan Kranwinkle brought the evening to a close with the announcement of the Treasures Raffle winners including Joe Eisele who won the Grand Prize composed of forty-two bottles of wine valued at over $3,000.

Proceeds from Treasures of the Gardens enhance the educational outreach and ongoing care of the gardens and botanical collections. The event’s success is due to the stellar Gala Committee, composed of Jill Berry, Christopher Bragg, Nancy Burrows, Annette Castro Ramirez, Connie Ching, Peggy Dark, Susan Kranwinkle, Peg Rahn, Fran Shellgren and Peg Stewart as well as the generosity of all of the guests, especially Sponsors Richard & Maria Grant, Katherine & Lewis Hashimoto, the Carl & Henrietta Herrmann Foundation, Harvey & Ellen Knell, Carolyn L. Miller, MonteCedro, G. Arnold & Gretl Mulder, OffSite IT, Richard Schulhof & Sandra Goodenough, Peggy Stewart, William & Reva Tooley and Betsey Tyler.