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Houston Botanic Garden

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

Houston Botanic Garden is a botanical garden based in Houston, TX that was founded in 2002. As of 2019 they had $6.6 million in revenue and $27 million in assets.

We plan to establish and sustain a premier botanic garden in order to promote public appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, and conservation of the natural world through education, conservation, and scientific inquiry.

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Program areas at Houston Botanic Garden

The Houston Botanic Garden will enrich people's lives through outstanding displays and programs, serve as a model for sustainability, and inspire all who visit to become environmental stewards as they learn more about plants and the entire natural world. In the fourth largest metropolitan area in the country, our gardens will be places of great beauty providing an oasis for quiet contemplation, learning, inspiration, and research. The Board of Directors worked closely with the landscape design firm on design development for phase one construction and installation of the gardens. The Houston Botanic Garden also hired a Vice President for Development & Marketing and a Vice President for Horticulture.

Form 990s for Houston Botanic Garden

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-12Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-12Nov 15, 2018990View PDF
2016-12Sep 8, 2017990View PDF
2015-12Feb 17, 2017990View PDF
2014-12Oct 14, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for Houston Botanic Garden

Total grants, contributions, etc.$6,587,972
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$81,115
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$-26,185
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$0
Total revenues$6,642,902

Vendors for Houston Botanic Garden

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
BlackbaudAdvocacy software2019-08-17
█████████Marketing software2019-08-17
██████ ███ ██████████Tax accounting2019-05-23
████████ ████████ ███Design$168,8642018-12-01
████████ █████Capital Campaign$24,0002018-12-01
██████ █ █████Engineering$284,8242018-12-01
████ █ ███ ████ ███Design$1,725,2702018-12-01

Personnel at Houston Botanic Garden

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Laura A. EastonVice President, Development and Marketing$112,500July 17, 2019
Claudia Gee VassarPresident and General Counsel$210,000July 17, 2019
█████ ████████ ██████████Chair$0July 17, 2019
███████ █ █████████Vice Chair$0June 27, 2019
█████ █████Past Treasurer$0June 27, 2019
█████ ██████Secretary and Chair Emerita$0June 27, 2019
████ █ ████Pre and Chief Executive Officer 6 and 30 / President and Chief Executive Officer$165,000Dec. 31, 2016
███████ ████Past President and Chief Executive Officer-Sept. 28, 2015

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2Greenwood Gardens501(c)(3)$2.1 millionShort Hills, NJ
3Land and Garden Preserve501(c)(3)$21 millionSeal Harbor, ME
4Catalina Island Conservancy501(c)(3)$14 millionAvalon, CA
5Old Westbury Gardens501(c)(3)$5.4 millionOld Westbury, NY
6Betty Ford Alpine Gardens501(c)(3)$2.4 millionVail, CO
7National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG)501(c)(3)$11 millionKalaheo, HI
8Pittsburgh Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.6 millionOakdale, PA
9Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$3.9 millionClaremont, CA
10California Native Plant Society501(c)(3)$4.2 millionSacramento, CA
11New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS)501(c)(3)$5.5 millionFramingham, MA
12Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society501(c)(3)$21 millionDallas, TX
13Trees For Houston501(c)(3)$1.7 millionHouston, TX
14Ruth Bancroft Garden501(c)(3)$1.6 millionWalnut Creek, CA
15Berkshire Garden Center501(c)(3)$2.1 millionStockbridge, MA
16Cape Fear Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$2.4 millionFayetteville, NC
17Brookgreen Gardens501(c)(3)$12 millionPawleys Island, SC
18San Diego Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$4.5 millionEncinitas, CA
19Tulsa Botanic Garden501(c)(3)$2.9 millionTulsa, OK
20George Washington Foundation501(c)(3)$3.0 millionFredericksburg, VA
21Huntsville Madison County Botanical Garden Society501(c)(3)$5.0 millionHuntsville, AL
22Norfolk Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$11 millionNorfolk, VA
23Descanso Gardens Guild501(c)(3)$8.6 millionLa Canada Flintridge, CA
24Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden501(c)(3)$8.1 millionRichmond, VA
25Daniel Jonathan Stowe Conservancy501(c)(3)$3.7 millionBelmont, NC