San Antonio, TX (October 2023) – The San Antonio Botanical Garden, a beloved destination renowned for its dedication to conservation, education, and horticultural excellence announces current CEO Sabina Carr has accepted the position of President & CEO of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden beginning November 29. Carr has had a remarkable tenure the past four years at San Antonio Botanical Garden recently stating, “We have doubled the Garden’s annual visits, annual operating budget, and membership households. I have deeply enjoyed my time in San Antonio and am happy to be staying in Texas growing another beloved public garden for the benefit of the community.”
The San Antonio Botanical Garden Board of Directors announces Katherine Trumble as Interim CEO, effective November 2. The San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Board of Directors is confident that Interim CEO, Katherine Trumble, will carry forward the momentum and vision for the Botanical Garden’s future. Over the past three and a half years, Trumble has served as the Garden’s Director of Development, leading the Garden’s fundraising efforts and membership programming. She has an extensive non-profit development background, working in several roles at cultural institutions such as the McNay Art Museum, the Briscoe Western Museum, and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts in Montgomery, Alabama. Her experience in leadership and fundraising will help steer the Garden into its next phase of growth and innovation.
In his announcement of this significant change in leadership, Omar Akhil, the President of the San Antonio Botanical Garden Board, said, “On behalf of the Board, I am deeply grateful to Sabina for her leadership and the transformation she has initiated these past four years. I am proud of her and, subsequently, our accomplishments that have elevated our status among our community and the other Gardens in the United States. With the momentum we have generated, we will continue to move forward boldly and keep our eye on the bright horizon ahead.”
Trumble shared her excitement: “I am thrilled to lead the Garden and this passionate team at this exciting juncture as Interim CEO. I cannot wait to nurture the Garden’s growth and witness it thrive, building upon the foundation laid by Sabina and the Board. Together, we will enrich the lives of our community, protect the environment, and inspire a deep appreciation for the beauty of the natural world.” The San Antonio Botanical Garden is committed to its mission of enriching lives through plants and nature. With the appointment of Trumble, the Garden is poised for an exciting future that will continue to engage and educate visitors, both near and far.
About the San Antonio Botanical Garden
The mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden is enriching lives through plants and nature. The San Antonio Botanical Garden features 38 acres of nature spaces located deep in the heart of San Antonio. Daily admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is $16-18 adults; $14-16 military; $13-15 children aged 3-13; $3 Museums for All (with SNAP or WIC EBT card and valid ID). San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston Place at North New Braunfels. Limited free on-site parking is available. The Garden is open year-round except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. For more information, visit sabot.org or call 210.536.1400.