Thanks to all who supported The Garden Party! Because of you, we raised over $167,000 to support our growing science, conservation, and education programs and help increase our impact, in the Garden and beyond. The Garden would like to thank all of our Event Sponsors, Food & Beverage Partners, Entertainers, and our amazing staff and volunteers for making this event so special. And be sure to ‘save the date’ for the next Garden Party, on Saturday, September 9, 2023!


Our 2022 Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence Honoree: Joanne Chory, PhD

The Garden is proud to honor Dr. Chory for her decades of pioneering work in plant genetics, her advancement of horticultural sciences, and transformative vision to create plant solutions to climate change. An Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Professor in Plant Biology at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, she has pioneered the use of molecular genetics to study how plants optimize their body plans for photosynthetic life in response to a dynamic local light environment. Dr. Chory has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Genetics Society Medal, and is a member of several scientific academies, including the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Royal Society of London. We are proud to honor her intelligence, passion, and indomitable spirit that celebrates plants and improves the world.



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Thanks to our 2022 event sponsors!


  • Cibus US LLC
  • Mo Ecke
  • The Ecke Family
  • Frank and Chana Mannen
  • Arlene and Ron Prater
  • Sunlet Nursery


San Diego Botanic Garden is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our Federal Tax ID is #95-6120581.