Welcome to the 12th Annual Stems: A Garden Soirée!

Saturday, June 22 - 7:00 -11:00 p.m.

Here is some information to make your experience extra enjoyable.

Your ticket will admit you to Stems beginning at 7:00 p.m.

At the beautiful floral entry, you'll be greeted with your souvenir wine glass (to use throughout the evening and take home), a food tray, and a wristband (that's a bug repellant too!).

Check out the STEMS MAP before arriving to see where all the food and beverage stations and entertainment are located.

And don't miss the Stems Plein Air Art Exhibit and the Gift Shop!

Overland Park emergency personnel - including police, EMT's and CERT volunteers - will be on premises for the safety of all.

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Weather Permitting. This is a fundraiser for The Arts & Recreation Foundation of Overland Park. No Refunds. 

General policy is that all events are held rain or shine, with the exception of severe/dangerous conditions.

Guest safety is our primary concern. 

When severe weather conditions exist, we may choose to delay or cancel the event. If a weather-related delay is needed during an event, we will communicate decisions to guests via public address system, event staff & volunteers, and social media.

Guests may be asked to evacuate the event. When and if the event reopens will be determined on a case by case scenario depending on time of day, weather forecast, and whether the venue is deemed safe.

Thank You to our Sponsors!

LMC Truck

Bank of Blue Valley in partnership with the Regnier Family Foundations

The frank Agency

ISG Technology

Mercedes Benz of Kansas City

MEE Medical, P.A.

Suburban Lawn & Garden / Bill & Bo Stueck

95.7 The Vibe, 94.9 KCMO, X105.1, KCMO 710, Magic 107.3

Johnson County Lifestyle / Leawood Lifestyle

Benefit Trust Co. & Midwest Trust Co.

AdventHealth South Overland Park

American Century Investments

Bank of Labor

DeWayne & Linda Bridges – Dos Puentes

Barton P. & Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust

DLR Group / Confluence, Inc.           

The Goodman Family

McCownGordon Construction


Arvest Bank

Anne & Wayne Byrd

Chase Bank

Chris-Leef General Agency, Inc.

Crawford Sales Company

Creative Planning Property & Casualty, LLC

Dean Development Incorporated


DoubleTree Hotel - Overland Park

Georgia Erickson

Excel Linen Supply Co.

First National Bank of Omaha

Fisher Phillips

Foulston Attorneys at Law

Garney Construction

The Geer Family Charitable Foundation

Hiland Dairy Foods Company

Hockenbergs Food Service Equipment & Supply

Brent & Bonnie Hodges

JE Dunn Construction Company

Johnson County Community College

Kansas Asphalt

Kaw Valley Engineering, Inc.

Keurig Dr Pepper

Lathrop Gage LLP

Marquee Event Rentals

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

M.D. Electric / Mike Johnson

Merrill Companies / Prairiefire

Oncology Strategies - Jill Forrest

PGAV Architects

Price Brothers Management Co.

The Rice Gallery of Fine Art

Ripple Glass

Rodrock Homes, LLC

Searcy Financial

Talon Concrete + Aggregates, LLC

Turner Construction Company

UMB Private Wealth Management

University of Kansas Edwards Campus

US Bank

Van Trust Real Estate

Visit Overland Park

Healthy Kansas City

Kansas City Homes & Style

KC Options

KC RELO Magazine

KC Studio Magazine

SIMPLYkc Magazine

Sports Radio 810 & ESPN KC

The Pitch

TravelHost Kansas City


Stems: A Garden Soirée

Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

8909 W. 179th Street

Overland Park, Kansas