The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society’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.
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 130,000 annual visitors, including 40,000 children. Nearly 1,000 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 Botanical Garden Society has brought nearly $18 million in major capital improvements to the city-owned Botanical Garden. Plans to expand the footprint and programs of the Garden as well as to assume management of the Garden from the City of San Antonio over the next five years have the Garden on track to becoming the best regional garden in the nation.
Board Of Directors
|Robin Howard||1st Vice President|
|Mary Ann Beach||Immediate Past President|
|Claire Liedtke Alexander||Rob Holliday|
|Bennett Allison||Pam Howard|
|Nick Bastress||Sonia Imperial|
|Tisha Beck||Estee Kellogg|
|Lauren Browning||Barbara Kyse|
|Kristen Casey||Marline Carter Lawson|
|Keli Davidson||Shirley Mahony|
|Karen Dawson||Susie Martin|
|J. Patrick Deely||Susan Mengden|
|Caroleene Dobson||Christy Merecka|
|Gabriel Durand-Hollis||Linde Murphy|
|Elizabeth Eades||Belinda Nixon|
|Magdalena Gaona||Janet Putman|
|Susan Ghertner||Julia Rendon Reinhart|
|Stanley Goldman||Jeff Rochelle|
|Linda Gunter||Bette Vexler|
|Sharon Gustowski||Michael Wargovich|
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).