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32nd Annual Secret Garden Party to be held Friday, June 7th

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring recently announced the 32nd Annual Secret Garden Party. Hosted at the home of Kathy and Bud Horsley in Murfreesboro on Friday, June 7th,
from 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM, all proceeds support the Discovery Center’s mission to provide essential adventures for every child’s journey through interactive programming and exhibits.

The party is chaired by Rebecca Provow and Kori Vagner. Guests will enjoy a dinner prepared by Five Senses Catering and a silent auction. This year’s event will also feature a VIP cocktail hour for event sponsors at 5:30 PM. Tickets for the Secret Garden Party are $125 per person and are available on the Discovery Center’s website.

“The Secret Garden Party represents the heart of our community—a testament to our shared commitment to providing enriching experiences for children,” said Tara MacDougall, President and CEO of the Discovery Center. “We are deeply grateful to be able to continue this Murfreesboro tradition and for the support of our hosts, Kathy and Bud Horsley, whose generosity helps make this special evening possible.”

“The Secret Garden Party isn’t just an evening of fun; it’s an investment in the future of our children,” said Lindsey Jennings, the Discovery Center’s Vice President of Philanthropy. “Every ticket purchased, and every auction item bid on directly supports our efforts to create interactive exhibits and programs that inspire curiosity and lifelong learning.”

The Secret Garden Party kicks off the return of the Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, June 8th, from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday, June 9th, from 1 to 4 PM. The Secret Garden Tour is a self-guided walking tour that allows participants to explore and view private and public gardens in and around Murfreesboro. The tour is for all ages and tickets are $15 per person.

To purchase tickets or for more information about becoming a sponsor of the
event, visit or call (615) 890-2300.

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