About Us

The San Antonio Botanical Garden’s mission is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.  Engaging cultural activities, practical community classes, inspiring children’s camps, dynamic school programs, critical endangered plant research efforts, and diverse and spectacular plant collections educate visitors to the many roles that plants play in our lives.

Recognized nationally for commitment to outstanding displays, botanical diversity, education, environmental stewardship, and experiences that connect people to the natural world, the Garden is a top San Antonio attraction that serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, a research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art, architecture, music, and theater experiences come to life for more than 150,000 annual visitors, including 50,000 children. Hundreds of volunteers provide a beautiful and engaging environment for children and adults to experience the world of plants and nature, learning practical ways to care for our environment.

Chartered in 1980, the Garden has added over $40 million in major capital improvements and expansion of the Garden is continuing through 2020.


Board Of Directors

John Troy President
Linde Schenken Murphy 1st Vice President
Michael Swanson Treasurer
Karen Greenwood Secretary
Claire Liedtke Alexander Linda Gunter
Bennett Allison Pam Howard
Candace Andrews Robin Howard
Tisha Beck Erika Ivanyi
Lauren Browning Madison Marceau
Kristen Casey Carlos Moreno
Sarah Cochran Belinda Nixon
Courtney Collins Michael Posey
J. Patrick Deely Janet Putman
Caroleene Dobson Dennis Quinn
Elizabeth Eades Allen Sikes
Roberto Espinosa Bette Vexler
Magdalena Gaona Michael Wargovich
Susan Ghertner Julie Roberts Wilkinson
Jim Greenwood Julie Zacher

The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society, Inc. Is a non-profit tax-exempt organization recognized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and described under sections 509(a)(1) and 170(b)(1)(A)(vi).