Gardens of Madison County

May 5 - 7, 2023


Madison-Ridgeland Academy cordially invites you to be part of our 28th annual community celebration, the Gardens of Madison County, which will be held May 5 - 7, 2023. This wonderful weekend will kick off Friday evening with a garden party followed by two days of tours featuring spectacular outdoor spaces and gardens, demonstrations by local businesses and chefs, as well as a garden market and café. Proceeds from the Gardens of Madison County will support Madison-Ridgeland Academy’s mission of “Educating the Mind, Body, and Spirit” of each child through the continued expansion of academic programs, increased investment in faculty and staff development, enhancement of campus facilities, and upgraded technology school-wide.

We are very proud to have been able to continue to build upon the strong foundation of excellence that has established Madison-Ridgeland Academy as a leader in independent education in our area. We consider it a great privilege to be able to provide an outstanding college preparatory education with a Christian foundation.

To learn more about getting involved with this wonderful MRA community event and school fundraiser, see the  volunteer form below. For additional information or questions, email us at gardens@mrapats.org.

We look forward to seeing you in the Gardens!

MRA Development Foundation

2023 Gardens of Madison County Volunteer Form

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We would like to invite and encourage each MRA family to participate in our 28th Annual Gardens of Madison County May 5 -7, 2023. This is a school-wide event that not only allows us to raise funds, but also provides MRA with additional opportunities to partner with our wonderful community. The event is scheduled to start on Friday, May 5th, 2023, with the annual Garden Party followed by the Garden Tour on May 6th and May 7th, 2023. We need the support of all MRA patrons with this event as it continues to grow each year. Please take a moment to look over the committees below and sign up to help with this event. It takes all of us to make it happen, and we need your help! Please send any questions or inquiries to gardens@mrapats.org. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks in advance for your help!





Multiple ChoiceHelp with planning, set up and clean-up of Garden Party​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.
Help with planning, set up and clean-up of Garden Party​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​.

Multiple ChoiceSolicit individuals & businesses for items & services for Auctions. Assist with set up/distribution.
Solicit individuals & businesses for items & services for Auctions. Assist with set up/distribution.

Multiple ChoiceHelp with the distribution and tally of ticket sales. ​
Help with the distribution and tally of ticket sales. ​

Multiple ChoiceSet up and help with on-campus Garden Shop and Café the weekend of Gardens.​
Set up and help with on-campus Garden Shop and Café the weekend of Gardens.​

Multiple ChoiceServe as contact for a home on the tour & communicate with the homeowner so their needs are met.
Serve as contact for a home on the tour & communicate with the homeowner so their needs are met.

Multiple ChoiceSecure local businesses to set-up multiple tablescapes at each home.
Secure local businesses to set-up multiple tablescapes at each home.

Multiple ChoiceSecure businesses to do presentations at each home. Cooking/grilling, gardening, entertaining, etc.​
Secure businesses to do presentations at each home. Cooking/grilling, gardening, entertaining, etc.​

Multiple ChoiceMeet with homeowner to be familiar with garden flowers, features, etc. & produce a write-up of each.
Meet with homeowner to be familiar with garden flowers, features, etc. & produce a write-up of each.

Multiple ChoiceHelp distribute posters & promotional opportunities for Gardens in the community.
Help distribute posters & promotional opportunities for Gardens in the community.

Multiple ChoiceWork with administration & faculty to encourage ticket sales & prize distribution.
Work with administration & faculty to encourage ticket sales & prize distribution.

Multiple ChoiceWrite thank you notes and help deliver thank you bags to Corporate Sponsors. ​
Write thank you notes and help deliver thank you bags to Corporate Sponsors. ​

Multiple ChoiceWork a shift at one of garden home during the weekend. Greet and direct guests & mark tickets.
Work a shift at one of garden home during the weekend. Greet and direct guests & mark tickets.

Multiple ChoiceSecure Corporate Sponsors through a solicitation letter, phone calls & emails.
Secure Corporate Sponsors through a solicitation letter, phone calls & emails.

Multiple ChoiceSecure Green Thumb sponsors through a solicitation letter and emails.
Secure Green Thumb sponsors through a solicitation letter and emails.

Multiple ChoiceBefore & after tour place/pick-up directional signs throughout the route & a tent at each home.
Before & after tour place/pick-up directional signs throughout the route & a tent at each home.