No other than the Women’s Board of the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens could plan such a magical evening as their 10th Annual Field to Table fundraiser. Though the flamingos arrived months earlier – more than 70 life-sized topiary birds landed in the Grand Mallway in May – they inspired the theme of this year’s event.
The evening featured signature cocktails, savory hors d'oeuvres, and several courses of a locally-produced and -prepared meal. Cindy Tyler of Terra and her guest, Mary Malone, Director of Chadwick Arboretum happily attended the event. Bob Brackman, Executive Director of San Antonio Botanical Gardens, made a surprise appearance and almost won the “furthest traveler” award!
More than 700 guests gathered to support the event, resulting in $300,000 for the benefit of the Gardens’ community gardening initiatives. To learn more – and see a photo gallery from the evening, visit www.fpconservatory.org/get-involved/fundraising-events/field-to-table/.