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Gala for the Gardens 2023

May 20, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm $500
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Gardens of Golden Gate Park
Gala for the Gardens

Saturday, May 20, 2023
11am – 2pm
San Francisco Botanical Garden, Celebration Garden

With special guest speaker Gary Kamiya, and with honorees Annette Huddle and Delle Maxwell

Thanks to All Who Made our First Gala for the Gardens a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our first Gala for the Gardens a marvelous success! Together we raised $535,000 for the Gardens of Golden Gate Park: Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Your support will ensure the advancement of these three historic garden treasures and places of community, our extraordinary plant collections, lifelong learning programs, and access to these public gardens for all.

It was wonderful to gather in the beautiful Celebration Garden. Our special guest speaker Gary Kamiya ignited generosity, learning, and a shared love of the city of San Francisco and Golden Gate Park. Our honorees Delle Maxwell’s and Annette Huddle’s remarkable contributions to the Gardens and our community were a moving inspiration for all.

A special thank you goes out to our incredible Presenter Sponsors Delle Maxwell & Pat Hanrahan, Champion Sponsors Margot & Steve Kerr, Conservator Sponsors Don Baldocchi & Julie Chase Baldocchi, Anki & Larry Gelb, Sarah & Stuart Ryan, Ruth & Ken Wilcox. We thank all our generous sponsors, event co-chairs Don Baldocchi and Cristina Jones, and the event committee, all of whom have contributed considerably; thank you.

We are grateful to our staff and the more than 36 volunteers who gave their valuable time to this event! We deeply appreciate everyone’s contributions!

Here is a link to the event photo gallery by Drew Altizer Photography. With your amazing support, the Gardens of Golden Gate Park connect people to plants, the planet, and each other. See you in the Gardens soon!


May 20, 2023
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm