Botanical Garden Society Hosts Annual Gala

By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison

The San Antonio Botanical Garden Society impressed guests once again this with its Splendor in the Garden gala, honoring the Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation for their legacy of support for the Garden and its family program initiatives. The Kleberg family has been instrumental in helping the Botanical Garden Society remain true to its mission to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in their lives. Chairing this year’s gala were Vicki and John McLaughlin and Laurie and John White.

The garden was indeed full of splendor the evening of the gala. Guests donned a variety of bright ensembles, staying true to the Garden Party Attire theme that complemented the natural botany-filled backdrop. Guests mingled over cocktails, followed by a seated dinner catered by True Flavors. After enjoying the evening’s meal, guests danced under the stars to the familiar sounds of Beverly Houston and Breezin’. Funds raised at the event will support San Antonio Botanical Garden initiatives, such as the upcoming Savage Gardens exhibit this summer, year-round educational programming, family days, and cultural events that connect children and their families to nature.


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