NOTE: The Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden and Alex Heveri's Glass in Flight will be unavailable to visitors March 4-8, due to trail improvements being made by the bayou bridge.
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Board of Directors & Staff

ABOUT THE GARDEN
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Alberto P. Cardenas, Jr.
Chairman


Melbern G. Glasscock
Vice Chairman


The Honorable Annise D. Parker
Treasurer


Nancy S. Thomas
Secretary & Chairman Emerita

Nancy O’Connor Abendshein
Carole Bailey
Jack Bellows
John Eads
Emily Emmett
Katie Grahmann
Saundria Chase Gray
Jennifer Patton Grosvenor
Gail Hendryx
Philip Holder
Lynne Hudson

Ruthie Lee-Esene
Steven J. Lindley
Blair Loocke
Ryan Martin
Jose Rocha
James William Stewart, Jr.
Nancy S. Thomas*
Kingslea von Helms
Joy Warren
Michael J. Watson

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Sadie Gwin Blackburn
Pauline Bolton
Elizabeth Boss
Peter G. Doyle
Bolivar Fraga
Hester T. Hawkins
Kathy Huber
Margarette L. Jones

 

Wendy Kelsey
John Kirksey
Christopher L. Knapp
Mary Beth Lee
Ann Lents
Odette McMurrey Mace
Gary P. Moss
Brenda Beust Smith

 

Cassie B. Stinson
M. S. Stude
The Very Reverend
Barkley S. Thompson
Janice Van Dyke Walden
Bass C. Wallace, Jr.
William Welch, Ph.D.

 
STAFF LEADERSHIP
Jill Barry
President & CEO
Jessica Cohen
Director of Private Events
Fran de la Mota, Ph.D.
Fran de la Mota, Ph.D.
Deputy Director of Horticulture
Justin
Justin Lacey
Director of Communications & Community Engagement
Daniel "Dany" Millikin
Daniel “Dany” Millikin
Director of Education
Katherine Sadler, Ed.D.
Katherine Sadler, Ed.D.
Deputy Director of Operations & Visitor Services
Laura Wheless
Laura Wheless
Director of Development
ADMINISTRATION
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Tamika Burris
HR Manager
COMMUNICATIONS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
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Meagan Terry
Volunteer Engagement Manager
DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIP
EDUCATION & PROGRAMS
Erin Mills
Erin Mills
Education Manager
Joanna Botvin
Education Coordinator
HORTICULTURE
Brent Moon
Brent Moon
Horticulture Manager
Jena Portanova
Jena Portanova
Plant Records Manager
Colin Lyman
Senior Horticulturist
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Phillip Jennings
Horticulturist
Laura Webb
Horticulturist
Javen Little
Assistant Horticulturist
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Cory Saul
Assistant Horticulturist
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Lyndsey Ware
Assistant Horticulturist
Diane Allen
Gardener
OPERATIONS & VISITOR SERVICES
Bri Nelson
Bri Nelson
Database Assistant Manager
Lowen Sauceda
Lowen Sauceda
Visitor Experience Assistant Manager
Emily Ibarra
Emily Ibarra
Box Office Coordinator
Fernando Vivanco
Fernando Vivanco
Maintenance Coordinator
Trenea Booker
Operations Coordinator
Tyler Darby-Young
Tyler Darby-Young
Facilities Technician
Catherine Do
Visitor Services Assistant
Tammy Keidel
Garden Shop Coordinator
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Glenda Mendoza
Visitor Services Representative
Adrian Munoz
Visitor Services Representative
PRIVATE EVENTS
Mayra Dragustinovis
Mayra Dragustinovis
Venue Coordinator
Diana Acevedo
Event Assistant
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Amber Haygood
Event Assistant
Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.

Hours

NORMAL OPERATIONS
9:00 am — 5:00 pm

DURING RADIANT NATURE
9:00 am — 4:00 pm

Garden Entrance
One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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