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 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

John Troy President
Robin Howard 1st Vice President
Michael Swanson Treasurer
Cally Kothmann Secretary
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).