Our 2017 Evening in the Park, chaired by Jana and Scotty Arnoldy, Valerie and Tracy Dieterich, and Yasuhiko and Akemi Saitoh, will be held on Friday, April 28 and will honor the 25th Anniversary of Hermann Park's Japanese Garden.
Tucked into the heart of Houston’s Hermann Park, the Japanese Garden offers visitors a peaceful, enchanting retreat from the world. Delicate wisteria draped from an overhead trellis, purple and white azaleas in full bloom, traditional cherry blossoms and scenic pathways evoke the beauty of gardens half a world away. The Japanese Garden is also a symbol of the friendship and collaboration between the City of Houston, the local Japanese community and the Japanese government.
Through the years, the Conservancy and Houston’s Japanese community have been dedicated to ensuring that the garden reflects authentic Japanese landscaping. 2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of this special garden and we are working to complete a restoration project to ensure the gardens are healthy, beautiful, and functional to celebrate this milestone and many more.
While this annual fundraiser raises vital funds for Conservancy operations, this year’s Evening in the Park seeks to complete funding for the renovations with a portion of each gift going toward the completion of this special project. To learn more about the Japanese Garden and its rennovations, click here.
On Friday, April 29, 2016 more than 540 guests all dressed in their brightest shade of “summer whites” arrived for Hermann Park Conservancy’s annual Evening in the Park gala. Thanks to the dedication of co-chairs Kristy and Chris Bradshaw and Kim and Dan Tutcher, the event raised nearly $519,000, far surpassing the evening’s fundraising goal. The annual gala honored Tommy W. Lott, long-time Park supporter and advocate, whose extraordinary vision and tireless work has helped make Hermann Park a better place.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the gala.
Click here to read a Houston Chronicle article about Evening in the Park.
Click here to read a CultureMap article.