Bloom at Woodland Twilight benefit

July 13, 6-10pm

Share an evening with new and longtime friends while raising proceeds to support the important work of Holden’s David G. Leach Research Station. This year, Holden will be honoring Joe and K.K. Sullivan.


Join us for cocktails, delicious food and unique auction items at one of Lake County’s most anticipated fundraiser events.


This year's benefit will feature a silent and a live auction. For the first time, bidding on silent auction items started online, giving everyone the opportunity to place bids. This year's auction includes a number of great items, including a set of park-hopper passes for Walt Disney World, a hot air balloon ride for two, a Lake Eire sailing excursion, tickets to Cleveland sporting events and theater performances and much more.



Proceeds from this year's benefit will support Holden's rhododendron research and cultivar introduction program, which is conducted at the David G. Leach Research Station in Madison, Ohio.


Tickets at the benefit start at $150 and up. We welcome your organization as a table sponsor starting at $3,500. Please click on the Register button for additional pricing and information.




This year's benefit will include a live auction with the following:

London’s Calling

Take the family “across the pond” to the heart of historic London, England. Enjoy a three-bedroom flat located near Smith Square that sleeps 5-6 people. Located in the heart of Westminster on the north bank of the River Thames, this beautiful flat is two blocks from Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament and within close proximity to much of what makes London so special. Enjoy seven (7) nights in this historic neighborhood, only a 15-minute walk from the London Eye. Visit the Tate, Lambeth Palace, the National Gallery, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and more. Must be used no later than June 30, 2014 at a mutually agreed upon date. Airfare and meals not included.

Donated by: John Rodewig

Great Lakes Ore Boat Adventure

Take a trip to remember on the Great Lakes aboard an Interlake Steamship commercial ore boat. Up to six people will enjoy this unique adventure, including meals in the officers dining room and spectacular views of our Great Lakes shoreline. Since its formation in 1913, the Interlake Steamship Company has been one of the largest US-flag bulk freighter fleets on the Great Lakes. The trip will be 4 to 6 days to be used May-Sept. 2014. Some restrictions apply and will be announced during the live auction. Transportation to and from ports not included. A valid passport is required.

Donated by: Interlake Steamship Co.

Masters at Kaanapali Hillside with Ocean View

Nestled beneath the lush West Maui Mountains, The Masters overlooks the world-famous Kaanapali Beach Resort, the Pacific Ocean and the scenic islands of Molokai and Lanai gracing the horizon. Here residential lifestyle mixes with luxury resort ambience. Spend 10 nights at this unit on the 13th fairway of the famed Royal Kaanapali North Golf Course that offers uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean, Lanai and Molokai. The unit includes a very large kitchen, living-dining area and a lanai. Master bedroom, king-size bed, large dressing area, and luxury bath with jacuzzi tub. Second bedroom with queen bed and full second bath. The units layout makes it perfect for two couples but can accommodate up to six people. Stereo and cable TV. Gated community. Total over 1,700 square feet of luxury living! Must be used by Dec. 31, 2014 at a mutually agreed upon date. Airfare and meals not included.

Donated by: Thomas Hill Investment Services & Family Karate, Mentor