NEWS: SDBG’s 18th Annual Gala in the Garden

“A Night in Nature” is the theme of San Diego Botanic Garden’s 18th annual Gala in the Garden. The Saturday, September 9th event promises to be the best ever with new musical entertainment and some brand new surprises for guests as they enjoy stunning floral décor, world-class cuisine, wine, spirits, and unique silent auction items.

The Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence, which is bestowed annually at the Gala, is awarded this year to Ann Hunter-Welborn and David Welborn. This exceptional couple’s love for botanical education, combined with their longstanding generosity, makes this honor most fitting!

When: Saturday, September 9th at 5 PM

Who: This is a 21+ event

Cost: $195 per person through August 31; $225 per person after August 31

Ticket purchase, sponsorship information, and event details are available online at or at (760) 436-3036 x216.


Our Mission  To inspire and educate the people of San Diego County to grow and enjoy plants, and to create beautiful, environmentally responsible gardens and landscapes.


Our Vision   To champion regionally appropriate horticulture in San Diego County.

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