1. Ralph & Carolyn Smith Botanical Center
This beautiful facility – overlooking the Rose Garden (and first occupied during the Summer of 2010) – features Ricketts Hall and commercial kitchen… the perfect location for wedding receptions, large group meetings, and botanical programs. Additional features include a classroom and a conference room – ideal for club and business meetings – along with the DABG business offices and Gift Shop.
The namesakes of the facility have both been involved with – and generously supported – The Gardens long before there was even an actual physical Gardens! Ralph Smith was a founding Board Member and extremely active until his passing in 2011. Carolyn Smith continues to be a vital part of The Gardens today.