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


Omar Akhil Erika Ivanyi
Claire Alexander Cally Kothmann
Bennett Allison Madison Marceau
Candace Andrews David Meyers II
Tisha Beck Carlos Moreno
Lauren Browning

Belinda Nixon

Kristen Casey

Michael Posey

Sarah Cochran Janet Putman
Courtney Collins Dennis Quinn
Patrick Deely Allen Sikes
Caroleene Dobson Bette Vexler

Gabriel Durand-Hollis

Michael Wargovich
Roberto Espinosa Julie Wilkinson
Missy Finck

Julie Zacher

Lou Celia Frost
Magdalena Gaona
Mandy Garrahan
Susan Ghertner
Jim Greenwood
Linda Gunter

Robin Howard

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).