About Us

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 150,000 annual visitors, including 49,000 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 three years have the Garden on track to becoming the best regional garden in the nation.

Board Of Directors

John Troy President
Robin Howard 1st Vice President
Michael Swanson Treasurer
Cally Kothmann Secretary
Claire Liedtke Alexander Sharon Gustowski
Bennett Allison Pam Howard
Nick Bastress Sonia Imperial
Tisha Beck Estee Kellogg
Lauren Browning Barbara Kyse
Kristen Casey Marline Carter Lawson
Courtney Collins Madison Marceau
Ashley Dahlberg Susan Mengden
Keli Davidson Christy Merecka
Karen Dawson Carlos Moreno
J. Patrick Deely Linde Murphy
Caroleene Dobson Belinda Nixon
Gabriel Durand-Hollis Janet Putman
Elizabeth Eades Dennis Quinn
Roberto Espinosa Jeff Rochelle
Magdalena Gaona Bette Vexler
Susan Ghertner Michael Wargovich
Stanley Goldman Julie Zacher
Karen Greenwood

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).