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Gala in the Garden

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It was a Gala to Remember!
Thank you fo attending.

17th annual Gala in the Garden

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, 4:30pm – 9:00pm. Stunning décor,
tantalizing tunes, world-class cuisine, top-rated wines, silent auction and
beverages you have come to know and love, as well as a few surprises!

For more information or questions, please contact
Rachel Azhocar at or call 760/ 434-3036 x217.

All proceeds benefit San Diego Botanic Garden’s exhibits and programs.


With our thanks and gratitude to our 2016 Sponsors.

Conservatory Champions

Carol and Martin Dickinson

Frances Hamilton White

Leichtag Foundation

Olive Hill Greenhouses

Westfield UTC

Pavilion Partners

Hunter Industries

John and Mary Rainsford Charitable Foundation

JRS Management & Construction

Union Bank


Gazebo Guarantor

AWM Global


Maureen “Mo” Ecke

The Ecke Family



Pergola Provider

Best Best & Krieger, LLP

Donna & Tom Golich

Helix Environmental Planning

Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering

Frank & Chana Mannen

Rotary Club of Del Mar

Sharp Healthcare

Jeffrey & Kathleen Thuner



A.O. Reed & Co.

Sharon May Lowe

Green House Works


Media Sponsors





Special thanks to

Maureen “Mo” Ecke

For additionally underwriting a hosted bar

Gelson’s Market (La Costa)


Bob Hoffman Photography and Video



Be Green


  • Recycling or composting all food waste and tableware
  • Reducing use of paper in invitations and programs
  • Using 100% post-consumer waste recycled paper and soy-based inks
  • Working with restaurants and vendors to ensure eco-friendly products
    and practices
  • Donation of excess food






Banner photo by Rachel Cobb