Philanthropic Fun: Lessons from the Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden celebrated the opening of a teaching garden and kitchen.
Co-Chairs Terrance Osborne, Pam Bryan, Beverly Matheney and Reagan Charleston

The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation’s “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park” in the Pavilion of the Two Sisters supported the newly constructed October Teaching Garden, a kitchen garden within the Botanical Gardens.

Co-Chaired by Pam Bryan, Beverly Matheney, Reagan Charleston and Terrance Osborne, the event showcased 107 artists and 159 pieces of art for more than 350 people to view throughout the evening on Friday, April 5.

New Orleans Classical and Jazz Sounds provided entertainment. Dickie Brennan and Co. served an antipasti table of charcuterie alongside seafood gumbo, miniature samples of beef wellington and ceviche.

Live auction items by George Dunbar, Mac Ball, Allison Stewart, Terrance Osborne, Dawn Dedeaux spiked bidders from the crowd with their artistic interpretations.

The Zemurray Foundation supported this event as the Presenting Sponsor.


Event at a Glance

What: “RESPONSE: Artists in the Park,” benefiting The New Orleans Botanical Garden Foundation

When: Friday, April 5

Where: Pavilion of the Two Sisters in New Orleans Botanical Garden


Ruthie Frierson, Steve Pettus and Natalie, Finnagan

Paul Soniat and Regina Scully

Garland Robinette, Joan Hooper, Mary Helen Seago and Charles Whitehead 

 Laura Shields and Hunter Charbonnet 

Jay Bryan, Natalie Barnes, Anne Banos and David Waller