Gala For the Gardens 2023 Benefitting the Gardens of Golden Gate Park

The inaugural Gala for the Gardens on Saturday, May 20, 2023 marked the first year of the Gardens of Golden Gate Park, uniting the magic of the Conservatory of Flowers, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Francisco Botanical Garden. The Gala celebrated and raised $543,000 to support these historic garden treasures and places of community. Event Co-Chairs Don Baldocchi and Cristina Jones acknowledged event honorees Annette Huddle and Delle Maxwell for their deep service and longstanding commitment to the Gardens. Special guest speaker author, journalist and historian Gary Kamiya provided rousing remarks about the importance of the Gardens of Golden Gate Park to a vision for a beautiful, connected San Francisco Bay Area community.

Shirlene Lavalais, Joanna Blore and Michelle Hudson
Delle Maxwell