Robin Carreker, P. Allen Smith, Barbara Bigham
Diane & Hal Brierley
Dan Patterson, Mary McDermott Cook
Betty Regard, Suzanne Bartolucci, Peggy Dear
Micki Rawlings, Jimmy Krause, Candace Krause
Denny & Connie Carreker, Pat & Charles McEvoy
A garden gala at the Dallas Arboretum
Joyce & Harvey Mitchell, Roy and Janis Coffee
Shannon & Kim Wynne
Kevin & Paige Clark
Caroline Rose Hunt, Dedie Leahy
Ken & Karen Travis
Nick Even, Barbara & Don Daseke
Marina & Roger Gault, Michelle Miller Burns & Gary Burns, Sherwood Wagner, Bill Aicklen
Barbara & Bob Bigham, Jene Bigham
Pheobe Hargrove, Dr. Ann Stuart
Brooke & Court Carreker
Chef Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart
Councilman Mark Clayton, Henry Clayton
Marcy & Stephen Sands
Paige Lane, Julie Hawes
Darin & Alesia Turner
Randi & Ed Halsell
Ruthie Pack, Nancy Rutchik
What: A Tasteful Place’s Gala Garden Party
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
PC Moment: Nearly 400 supporters of the arboretum gathered to fête its newest garden, A Tasteful Place — the whopping $12 million, 3.5-acre green space with a sweeping view of White Rock Lake and the Dallas skyline.
Dressed in their “garden gorgeous” best, guests enjoyed signature cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and tunes from jazz musician Mark Toussaint and his band.
But the main showstopper was co-chair Barbara Bigham’s gown fashioned by Dr. Delphinium Design & Events using the garden’s own vegetables: a layered skirt of Brussels sprouts, carrots, lettuce, artichokes, and kale.
Who: Co-chairs Barbara Bigham and Robin Carreker; honorary co-chairs Diane and Hal Brierley; horticulture expert and A Tasteful Place consultant P. Allen Smith, chef Dean Fearing, Wanda Gierhart, Micki Rawlings, Candace Krause, Bill and Linda Kenney, Gail and Cliff Fischer, Cynthia Perry, Pam Pendleton, and Carol Kelley.