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Travel the World in 55 Acres! 

Garden Feast

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

5:30 - 6:30pm PDT

Virtual Event 

Benefiting the Garden’s education programs and extraordinary global plant collections

Thank You All So Much! 

Last week we gathered online and were able to raise $290,000 to support the Garden’s education programs and extraordinary global plant collections.

If you were unable to join us or would like to revisit any part of the program the recording is now available above. 

Thank you again to you all for your support and to our sponsors for making Garden Feast 2021 a huge success. We hope to see you in the Garden soon! 

With gratitude, 

Carla McKay and Sarah Ryan, Event Co-Chairs 

Chairs & Committees

Event Chairs

Carla McKay

Sarah Ryan

Event Committee

Julie Baldocchi
Don Baldocchi

James Campbell

Jane Chin

Anki Gelb

Cynthia Livermore

Delle Maxwell

Eva Monroe

Lainie Motamedi
Claire Myers

Julie Parish

Jennifer Petersen 

Sandra Swanson
Wendy Tonkin

Chad Van Den Top

Amanda Weitman

Joanne Whitney

Ruth Wilcox

Thank you to Garden Feast 2021 sponsors


Delle Maxwell & Pat Hanrahan



Anki & Larry Gelb

Carla McKay & Martha Ehrenfeld

Stuart & Sarah Ryan

Ruth & Ken Wilcox

Maggie Yum & King Fai Pang



Sara B. Malone

Lawrence Pitts

Wendy Tonkin

Diane B. Wilsey

Rita Comes Whitney



Don Baldocchi

Julie Chase Baldocchi

Paul & Sandra Bessières

Beatrice V. Bowles

Heidi Hansen & Richard Watkins

Carol Izumi & Frank Wu

Margaret Quattrin

Mary Ann Tonkin

Joanne Whitney

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Media Sponsor

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Program Sponsor



Frank & Mary Beth Almeda

Paul B. Althouse

Dr. & Mrs. Joseph & Clara Barbaccia

Tish & Jim Brown

James Campbell & Adam Gavzer

Jane Chin & James Wong

Moira Conzelman

Joan L. Cooke

Bart & Ditty Deamer

Tony Farrell & Kathy Heinze

Mary C. Fishman

Renata Gasperi


Mary & Steve Gorski

Anne & Jeff Katz

Stephanie Linder & Eamon O'Byrne

Cynthia Snorf Livermore

Monica Martin

Michael McKenna

Reed Minuth

Eva Monroe

Mauree Jane Perry

Marianne H. Peterson

Regina Phelps & Dave Kieffer

Bill & Joanne Prieur

Richard Radford -

The Garden Route Co.

Helen McKenna Ridley & Allan Ridley

Sue Ann Levin Schiff

Gail Secchia

Sally Shi & Hansong Zhang

Jane Singer, Mill Valley Garden Design

Sandra Swanson

Susy & Jack Wadsworth

Amanda Weitman

Barbara & David Whitridge

Listing as of May 13, 2021

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2021 Keynote

Abby Meyer


Abby Meyer is Executive Director of the U.S. office of Botanic Gardens Conservation International, based at The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.


Abby works to provide tools and information to build botanic garden plant conservation collections and programs. She tracks botanic garden progress toward the targets of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and the parallel North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation.


Abby received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and went on to complete a Master’s in Public Horticulture Administration through the Longwood Graduate Program at the University of Delaware and Longwood Gardens. Prior to her work with BGCI, she was a Putnam Research Fellow at The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University where she developed new approaches for assessing the conservation value of living plant collections. Now in Los Angeles, Abby enjoys hiking and gardening with her husband Evan and their 4-year old daughter Violet.

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