When the Atlanta Botanical Garden holds its 27th annual Ball on Sept. 27, 2008, a number of Atlantans will lend their support in two ways: first, as members of the Garden and second as new members of Presenting Sponsor Peachtree Hills Place, an upscale residential community in Buckhead for people ages 55 and older seeking a secure, independent lifestyle. This is the first time the active adult community has sponsored the Garden of Eden Ball. The annual black-tie gala is the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s largest fund-raising event. The evening draws more than 450 guests annually, and supports the Garden’s mission to develop and maintain plant collections for display, education, conservation and enjoyment. Tickets are $400 each. To request an invitation, contact Anne Fair Woodward, the Garden’s development events manager, at 404-591-1575. The theme for this year’s Ball is Bell’acqua, a salute to that increasingly precious resource, “beautiful water”. The theme is a nod to the new, environmentally sustainable facilities scheduled to open at the Garden next year. The black-tie gala is being chaired by Terance and Jennifer Fowler, and will be held from 7 p.m. – midnight on the Garden’s Great Lawn. As a special tribute, the evening will honor Mrs. J. B. (Dottie) Fuqua, who, along with her late husband, J.B. Fuqua, has been one of the Garden’s most dedicated and generous supporters. Jennifer Fowler is their granddaughter.