Thanks to our 2019 Splendor in the Garden Host Committee Chairs, Bette Vexler and Linda Gunter; and their amazing host committee, this year’s event is SOLD OUT!

Mark your calendars now for Wednesday, May 13, 2020 and join us for Splendor in our expanded Garden space, the Grand Lawn.

Splendor in the Garden 2019 presents
Urban Oasis: honoring the Sun, Soil, and Soul of San Antonio
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.

 Weather Update

We continue to monitor the weather and the forecast shows clear skies late this afternoon. We do not anticipate delays or cancellations to our event tonight. We look forward to enjoying a beautiful evening in the Garden. Please stay tune to our social media pages and website for any additional updates. 

In honor of our strong partnership with the City of San Antonio over the past 30 years, we will raise a glass in gratitude and toast to the Garden’s bright future.

Urban Oasis supports the Botanical Garden’s mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives through programs such as: field trips, culinary health and wellness, the children’s vegetable garden, summer culinary activities, science and arts camps, and the Family Adventure Garden.

Table sponsors should have received an email about payment, table guests, and logistics for the evening.  If you have not heard from us, please email for more information.

For those, who won’t be joining us, we still invite you to support the educational programming at the Garden by purchasing raffle tickets or making a contribution to support the Garden and to help provide greater access to the Garden’s programs for school children.


Raffle Information

Fund a Bus 

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is grateful to this year’s steering committee

Creative Committee Co-Chairs
Danny Cuellar/Danesa & Alex Woehrle
Magdalena & Raul Gaona Jr., MD
Andrea Pichler

Host Committee Co-Chairs
Linda & Jack Gunter
Bette & Jack Vexler

Raffle Chair
Amy Willcox

Development Committee Chair
Linde Murphy

The San Antonio Botanical Garden thanks its Splendor in the Garden 2019 underwriters and table sponsors

Underwriting Sponsors

Luther King Capital Investments

Jack & Carol McGuire
Tena & Jim Gorman

Broadway Bank

COSA Table Sponsor
Monterrey Iron & Metal

Valet Parking
Cavender Audi
Mary West & Richard Traylor

Neiman Marcus San Antonio

Floral Accents & Centerpieces
Trinity Flowers: Danny Cuellar/Danesa & Alex Woehrle

Party Favors & Special Gifts
Cheever Books
Carolyn & Larry Biedenharn

AV Equipment
Lou Celia Frost
Ann Griffith Ash

A special thanks to Hilmy for design, Smith Print for printing, and The RK Group for catering

Table Sponsors 

Oasis Table Sponsors
The Greehey Family Foundation

Sun Table Sponsors
Mays Family Foundation
Ruth Eilene Sullivan & Eilene Sullivan

Soil Table Sponsors
Claire and John Alexander
Libba Barnes & Susan Shown Todd
Capital Group
Kristen & Rick Casey
Mike Casey
Joan Cheever & Dennis Quinn
Culligan Water
Devils River Conservancy/Alice Ball Strunk
Sarah & Sunny Fitzsimons
Dr. & Mrs. Ty Goletz
Guido Constuction
Jefferson Bank
Dana McGinnis
Steves & Sons Foundation
Bette & Jack Vexler
Carole and Elgin Wong/ Nita and Jim Frank

Soul Table Sponsors
Candace Andrews & Uwe Pontius
Argent Institutional Services
Allison & James Barrow
Tisha & Kyle Beck
Lauren & John Browning, M.D./Aida & Ed Snyder
Caroline & William Carrington/Kathy & David Kelleher
City of San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department
CHR Partners, Inc.
Joel K. Erben
Lourdes & Roberto Espinosa/ Carlos Moreno
Frost Bank
Gomez Vasquez International
Karen & Jim Greenwood
Linda & Jack Gunter/Julie & Warren Wilkinson
Hotel Emma
Pam & Ryland Howard/Sarah & Jon Cochran
Erika Ivanyi & Matthias Schubnell
JP Morgan/Chase
Kopplow Construction Company
Marline Lawson & Trudy Moore
Anibal Alonso Lopez
Laura and Don McDonald
Judy Morton
Natalee Newell & Royce Brewer Vogt
Daniela & Guillermo Portillo, M.D. & Kelly & Ryan Moody
Laura Powell & John Hartman
Jacqueline Roberts
Barbara & David Shannon/ Alice & Jimmy Norman
Jordan & Albert Shannon
The Pearl
Tracy & Jack Williams/Lisa & Tom Spielhagen
San Antonio River Authority
Catharine & Jeff Vexler
Weddle Gilmore Black Rock Studio/ Ten Eyck Landscape Architects


Need ideas for what to wear? Below are some Garden Party Fun, Floral & Fabulous looks created by Xitlalt Herrera-Salazar, PR Manager, Neiman Marcus San Antonio.