Nature's Keepers

Fans of Texas Discovery Gardens salute 2014 Flora Award winners

Fans of Texas Discovery Gardens salute 2014 Flora Award winners

Dan Rhodes, Tom Rhodes, Suzy Rhodes, Burton Rhodes, flora award annoncement party
Dan Rhodes, Tom Rhodes, Suzy Rhodes, Burton Rhodes Photo by Bob Manzano
kathryn and bill gameros, flora award announcement party
Kathryn Gameros, Bill Gameros Photo by Bob Manzano
Mike and Marla Boone, Flora Award Announcement Party
Mike Boone, Marla Boone Photo by Bob Manzano
Jennifer Huff Courtney, Michael Love, Courtney Love, flora award announcement party
Jennifer Huff Courtney, Michael Love, Courtney Love Photo by Bob Manzano
Susie Adams, Barbara McClellan, Stephanie Goodwin, Flora Award Announcement Party
Susie Adams, Barbara McClellan, Stephanie Goodwin Photo by Bob Manzano
Suzy Rhodes, Barbara Hunt Crow, Alan Rister, Bettye Slaven, Flora Award Announcement Party
Suzy Rhodes, Barbara Hunt Crow, Alan Rister, Bettye Slaven Photo by Bob Manzano
Thad and Ellen Moore, Suzy Rhodes, Bill Denton, Flora Award Announcement Party
Thad Moore, Ellen Moore, Suzy Rhodes, Bill Denton Photo by Bob Manzano
Marilyn Waisanen, Waverly Smith, Michael Bosco, Flora Award Announcement Party
Marilyn Waisanen, Waverly Smith, Michael Bosco Photo by Bob Manzano
jennifer and coley clark, flora award announcement party
Jennifer Clark, Coley Clark Photo by Bob Manzano
Dawn Mann, Chef Trina Nelson, Flora Award announcement party
Dawn Mann, Chef Trina Nelson Photo by Bob Manzano
Dan Rhodes, Tom Rhodes, Suzy Rhodes, Burton Rhodes, flora award annoncement party
kathryn and bill gameros, flora award announcement party
Mike and Marla Boone, Flora Award Announcement Party
Jennifer Huff Courtney, Michael Love, Courtney Love, flora award announcement party
Susie Adams, Barbara McClellan, Stephanie Goodwin, Flora Award Announcement Party
Suzy Rhodes, Barbara Hunt Crow, Alan Rister, Bettye Slaven, Flora Award Announcement Party
Thad and Ellen Moore, Suzy Rhodes, Bill Denton, Flora Award Announcement Party
Marilyn Waisanen, Waverly Smith, Michael Bosco, Flora Award Announcement Party
jennifer and coley clark, flora award announcement party
Dawn Mann, Chef Trina Nelson, Flora Award announcement party

Here’s how we like to do the charitable event thing in Dallas: announcement party, sponsor party, main event. Because, well, the more opportunity to celebrate good deeds, the better.

Texas Discovery Gardens followed the formula when Susie and John Adams welcomed guests into their Highland Park home for the announcement that Suzy and Tom Rhodes are the 2014 Flora Award recipients.

“Texas Discovery Gardens is doing great things in our community,” said the couple. “Not only do the gardens have the wonderful butterfly house for all ages to enjoy, but the staff is teaching kids as well as adults the importance of our environment. Teaching kids about gardening gives a child a chance to learn an important life skill — the satisfaction that comes from caring for something over time while experiencing its cycle of life.”

Among those in attendance were friends and family of the Rhodes, past honorees such as Barbara Hunt Crow, board members, and 2013 chairs Jennifer Huff and Courtney Love. They were there to toast this power couple for their devotion and passion for preserving the environment and their longtime support of the Texas Discovery Gardens.

Executive director Dick Davis offered his heartfelt congratulations to the Rhodes while they and the rest of the charitable crowd enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvre prepared by chef Trina Nelson and her culinary students from Le Cordon Bleu.

The Texas Discovery Gardens will formally honor the Rhodes with their Flora Award on November 6 at the annual black tie event at Fair Park.