San Antonio Botanical Garden Society’s Annual Garden Gala
By Ellie Leeper
Photography By Greg Harrison
THE SCENE: Guests recently gathered at the San Antonio Botanical Garden for an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing under the stars as the Botanical Garden Society entertained guests again this year with its annual Splendor in the Garden gala, honoring Ruth Eilene Sullivan for her support for the venue and its family program initiatives.
THE VIBE: Guests donned a variety of bright ensembles that complemented the botany-filled backdrop, staying true to the garden party attire theme. Guests mingled over savory cocktails and a seated dinner catered by Don Strange of Texas. After enjoying the conversation and tasty treats, guests danced under the stars to the sounds of Matchmaker Band. Baker Tatum, Central Market, and Shades of Green provided floral accents for the event.
THE CAUSE: Chairing this year’s gala were Claire Alexander, Karen Heydenreich, Estee Kellogg and Francie Mannix.Funds raised at the event will support the San Antonio Botanical Garden initiatives, year-round educational programming, family days, and cultural events that connect children and their families to nature. The mission of The San Antonio Botanical Society is to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives.