VanDusen Botanical Garden Party Event Contest!

Who doesn’t love a garden party?  Being outside in a garden, with wonderful food and drink, and the chance to play games?  VanDusen Botanical Gardens is having a Garden Party on Saturday August 23, and I am running a contest.  Maybe you plus guest can win 2 tickets to the event & High Tea at Noon + 1 bottle of Champagne.  This is a $150 value!  Below is info about the event to whet your appetite.  After reading the info, enter the answer to my question below about the event, and for an extra chance, send the tweet I have below.  Good luck!

UPDATE:  The winner, Natalie @oceanScented, has been drawn and announced on Twitter. The contest is now closed.  Thank you to everyone that participated.  You can still buy your tickets to attend at: Register your spot:


VanDusen Garden Party
VanDusen Garden Party

Summer is here and the time is ripe for cocktails, champagne, tea and croquet. On Saturday, August 23, Cocktails & Canapes and Max Cunningham will be producing the first annual Garden Party and Croquet Classic at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens in support of the Backpack Buddies.

Designed for some frivolous fun and frolic, interested groups of four are invited to sign up for the highlight of the event – The Garden Party’s Croquet Classic. One of the finest of outdoor summer sports, requiring delicacy and skill, the Croquet Classic will come hand in hand with lively competition, high flying prizes, and the added bonuses of fresh air and great company.

The Garden Party will kick off with a twist on the traditional High Tea at Noon. Featuring the culinary talents of Chef Brett Turner, owner and Executive Chef of Cocktails & Canapes, party guests will be welcomed with all the traditional tea time favourites served alongside specially prepared hors d’oeuvres and champagne.

Garden Party Menu
Maple Mascarpone Cream, Mint
Freshly Baked Scones
*A Selection of Freshly Baked Scones
Accompanied By; Cinnamon Clotted Cream, Date Chutney, Blackberry Vanilla Jam, Strawberry Jam
Tea Sandwiches
*Turkey on Corn Bread: Okanagan Goat Cheese Mousse, Arugula Jalapeno Gel
*Coronation Chicken: Raisin Chutney, Madras Chicken, Almond Crunch
*Cucumber & Mint on Rye: Freshly Shaved Fennel, Lemon cream cheese
*Albacore Tuna “Nicoise”: Cherry Tomato, Egg, Olive & Caper Tapenade
*Deviled ham Choux: Celery, Dijon Aioli, Candied Pecan
*Carrot ginger rice wrap: Pea Shoots, Peppers, Cucumber, Pickled Ginger Yogurt
*Smoked salmon sushi square: Fresh Dill, Wasabi Cream Cheese, Crispy Nori
Antipasti Skewers
*Sopressata & fresh mozzarella: Fresh Basil, Roasted Red Peppers, Balsamic Glaze
*Prosciutto & Cantaloupe: Goat Cheese, Pistachios, Honey
*Citrus Meringue Tarts: Citrus Curd, Baked Meringue, Sweet Butter Tart Shell
*Chocolate Orange Cups: Chocolate Orange Ganache, Candied Orange Peel, Chocolate Tulip Shell
*Blueberry Rosemary Cheese Cakes: Lemon Cheese Cake, Blueberry Rosemary Compote, Graham Crust
*A Selection Of Macaroons

Absolut vodka craft cocktails via brand-ambassador Jacob Sweetapple, cheers with beers by Stella Artois and Perrier Jouet Champagne will play host throughout the afternoon ensuring no one is thirsty in between interactive, live performance art installations.

Vancouver’s much-loved Backpack Buddies run by the Community First Foundation will be the charitable recipient for The Garden Party. Backpack Buddies delivers backpacks of food to the most vulnerable children in city’s inner city schools. Backpack Buddies focuses on kids helping kids, engaging youth in community and creating an avenue for children of all backgrounds to come together.

The event takes place at VanDusen Botanical Gardens from noon through 7:00 pm. Early bird tickets are available for $55.00 (without High Tea), $75.00 (with High Tea) or $1850 for tables of 8. To register for tickets or for more information, visit


Question:  What is the brand of Champagne that will be poured at the Garden Party?

Tweet:  I want to win 2 tickets to #GardenPartyVan at @VanDusenGdn from @mywinepal

The winner’s name will be drawn on Thursday, August 21, 2014.

Author: mywinepal
Drink Good Wine. That is my motto and I really want to help you drink good wine. What is good wine? That can be a different thing for each people. Food also loves wine so I also cover food and wine pairings, restaurant reviews, and world travel. Enjoy life with me. MyWinePal was started by Karl Kliparchuk, WSET. I spent many years with the South World Wine Society as the President and then cellar master. I love to travel around the world, visiting wine regions and sharing my passion for food & wine with you. Come live vicariously through me, and enjoy all my recommended wines.

17 thoughts on “VanDusen Botanical Garden Party Event Contest!

  1. The brand of champagne is Perrier Jouet Champagne!!!

    I would be so so happy to win tickets!!

    Thanks so much! Just about to tweet!!!

  2. Perrier Jouet Champagne. I look forward to tasting this exquisite champagne 🙂

  3. Perrier Jouet Champagne! High Tea and Croquet are two of my favourite things! It’s like Alice in Wonderland in real life 🙂

  4. Perrier Jouet Champagne will be served – and will most certainly be fabulous.

  5. Tweeted. Not sure if I did it right, brand new to twitter. Cool website and nice name. look forward to reading more expertise on wine from Karl @mywinepal.

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