About Corporate Sponsorship

Now in its 50th year, Secret Gardens has raised over $844,000 for The Shipley School since the garden tour’s inception in 1975. While the tour is organized by Shipley parents and alumni, tickets are available to the general public. The business community plays a significant role in the event’s financial success and proceeds have enriched Shipley’s academic programs; increased tuition assistance; provided opportunities in athletics, the arts, and service programs; and made much-needed improvements to the School’s buildings and grounds.

About Secret Gardens

Since 1975, Shipley has held Secret Gardens, a self-guided garden tour and luncheon on the Wednesday following Mother’s Day. This popular annual event, attended by 500-700 avid gardeners, features seven to ten unique local gardens. The garden locations are kept secret until a detailed map is shared with subscribers two weeks prior to the tour. The tour is open to the public, but tickets must be purchased in advance of the tour date.

9 am to 3 pm
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The 2024 tour includes gardens located in the Main Line. Guests may also make a reservation for a seated luncheon to be hosted on Shipley's campus.


As a corporate sponsor, your brand will be exposed through the following channels:

Shipley’s Website   10,000+ unique visits per month
Shipley’s Facebook   3,500+ fans
Shipley’s Instagram   3,200+ followers
Emails   3,000+ recipients
Print Invitation    8,000+ households

The Shipley School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Bryn Mawr for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Through the School’s commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world. 

All sponsorship levels include:

  • Company listing in promotional and event material
  • Hyperlinked company listing on garden tour website and in dedicated event emails
  • Company promotion in social media posts
Additional exposure by level

Thank You to Our 2024 Secret Gardens Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor:
Mill Creek Capital Advisors, LLC
American Services Corporation
Conner Strong & Buckelew
Pinemar, Inc.
Relative Properties LLC
Shreiner Tree Care
Tartan & Toile Interior Design
Terren Landscapes
Cozen O'Connor
Fine Gardens Creations
IMA Financial Group

Contact Us

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    Elizabeth Block 83

    Senior Leadership Gifts Officer
    Phone/Extension: 610-581-4655
    Amherst College - BA
    The Shipley School
The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.