San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) will host its 20th Annual Gala in the Garden: Cultivating Community on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 5 to 10 p.m. Guests can stroll through lush garden areas while enjoying signature cocktails, gourmet cuisine from local restaurants and caterers, live entertainment, interactive education stations, and jaw-dropping decor. The event also offers guests a special sneak peek at the Garden’s new exhibit space, the Dickinson Family Education Conservatory, named after this year’s Paul Ecke Jr. Award honorees Martin and Carol Dickinson. The conservatory – opening to the public soon – will help the Garden advance education, conservation, and community engagement for local San Diegans and visitors alike.

Gala in the Garden is SDBG’s largest annual event and fundraiser, with all proceeds benefiting the Garden. For tickets and information about sponsorship opportunities go to or call Josh Pinpin at 760-436-3036 ext. 217.