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Gala in the Garden

ENCINITAS – Surrounded by the scents of blooming flora of the San Diego Botanic Garden and delectable cuisine being cooked over an open grill, the 14th annual Gala in the Garden was a feast for the senses. 

The annual fundraiser’s theme this year was “A Stroll Around the World.”

Apart from helping to raise funds, the event also served to name former San Diego County Supervisor Pam Slater-Price as the 2013 Paul Ecke Jr. Award of Excellence honoree for lending her support to the San Diego Botanic Garden.

Emilio Alvarez performs with his band Emilio y su tres Cubano. Photo by Daniel KnightonGala Committee Chair Kathy Segal poses by the waterfall. Photo by Daniel KnightonSan Marcos residents Edgar and Renate Engert take in the sights and sounds of the Gala in the Garden event. Edgar is a former member of the San Diego Botanic Gardens Board of Trustees. Photo by Daniel KnightonGala Committee Chair Kathy Segal (center) poses with her daughters Chelsea Rachel Thornton. Photo by Daniel KnightonThe 14th Annual Gala in the Gardens took place on Sept. 7. Photo by Daniel KnightonCarlsbad residents Kyle and Niki Potter Photo by Daniel KnightonSan Marcos residents Richard Borevidz, Shona Borevidz, and Mary Borevidz dress up for a photo booth provided by San Diego based Starlight Photo Booth. Photo by Daniel KnightonEncinitas resident Rene Van Rems, creative director for the Gala in the Gardens. Photo by Daniel KnightonOceanside resident Christine Woo and Vista resident Catherine Weinberg. Photo by Daniel KnightonCochinita Pabil, a dish of spicy shredded pork served on a bed of Spanish rice with pickled onions courtesy of Cocino del Charro. Photo by Daniel KnightonBay Park resident Ray Penfield prepares “Lamb Lolipops” courtesy of the Promiscuous Fork restaurant. Photo by Daniel KnightonSan Diego residents Tanya Thomas and Tasha Hancock Photo by Daniel KnightonCardiff resident Bianca Johnson cooks up some grilled Ono tacos for Seaside Market at the Gala in the Gardens. Photo by Daniel Knighton Carlsbad resident Dylan Rool, 3, plays in the water near one of the lily ponds. Photo by Daniel Knighton


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