Garden Party

Young professionals mix and mingle — and even climb new "mountain" — at Hermann Park garden party

Young professionals climb new "mountain" at Hermann Park garden party

Hermann Park's Urban Green Spring on the Green Chairs Topper Sheehy, Brittany Ringel, Clyn Tower, and Rachel and Daniel Fein
Spring on the Green chairs Topper Sheehy, from left, Brittany Ringel, Glyn Tower and Rachel and Daniel Fein. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Becky and Eric Swanson
Becky and Eric Swanson. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Abby Eicher and Julia Alston
Abby Eicher and Julia Alston. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ben and Sandra Johanneman and Sara and Craig Stone
Ben and Sandra Johanneman, from left, with Sara and Craig Stone. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Carol Olson and Pat Bradley
Carol Olson and Pat Bradley. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Alex Flores and Melissa Alexis
Alex Flores and Melissa Alexis. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ashley Berger, Ashlee Hiser, Lauren Guillen, Brian Katt, and Cary Buchholtz
Ashley Berger, from left, Ashlee Hiser, Lauren Guillen, Brian Katt and Cary Buchholtz. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Anne Eubank and Charles Brown
Anne Eubank and Charles Brown. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Kristen and Brett McDanald
Kristen and Brett McDanald. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Cynthia Ventura, Marilyn Ventura, and Chris Rain
Cynthia Ventura, from left, Marilyn Ventura and Chris Rain. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Cassie Milam and Brittany Sakowitz
Cassie Milam and Brittany Sakowitz. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ham & Cheese Photo Booth
"Ham & Cheese" Photo Booth. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Catherine Bradley, Megan Kaldis, and Adrienne Saxe
Catherine Bradley, from left, Megan Kaldis and Adrienne Saxe. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Payal Garehgrat, Chris Spencer, Brittany Ringel, Natalie Vaclavik, Lindsay Smith, and Jessica Hart
Payal Garehgrat, from left, Chris Spencer, Brittany Ringel, Natalie Vaclavik, Lindsay Smith and Jessica Hart. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Rob and Kristine Horn
Rob and Kristine Horn. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Robert Hanley and Phillip Watson
Robert Hanley and Phillip Watson. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Marc Eichenbaum and Amanda Zimmerman
Marc Eichenbaum and Amanda Zimmerman. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Mason Hester and Katie Chachere
Mason Hester and Katie Chachere. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Joel Luks and Carey Kirkpatrick
Joel Luks and Carey Kirkpatrick. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green party attendees
Party attendees enjoying the beautiful gardens. Photo by Andrew Richardson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Spring on the Green Chairs Topper Sheehy, Brittany Ringel, Clyn Tower, and Rachel and Daniel Fein
Hermann Park's Urban Green Becky and Eric Swanson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Abby Eicher and Julia Alston
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ben and Sandra Johanneman and Sara and Craig Stone
Hermann Park's Urban Green Carol Olson and Pat Bradley
Hermann Park's Urban Green Alex Flores and Melissa Alexis
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ashley Berger, Ashlee Hiser, Lauren Guillen, Brian Katt, and Cary Buchholtz
Hermann Park's Urban Green Anne Eubank and Charles Brown
Hermann Park's Urban Green Kristen and Brett McDanald
Hermann Park's Urban Green Cynthia Ventura, Marilyn Ventura, and Chris Rain
Hermann Park's Urban Green Cassie Milam and Brittany Sakowitz
Hermann Park's Urban Green Ham & Cheese Photo Booth
Hermann Park's Urban Green Catherine Bradley, Megan Kaldis, and Adrienne Saxe
Hermann Park's Urban Green Payal Garehgrat, Chris Spencer, Brittany Ringel, Natalie Vaclavik, Lindsay Smith, and Jessica Hart
Hermann Park's Urban Green Rob and Kristine Horn
Hermann Park's Urban Green Robert Hanley and Phillip Watson
Hermann Park's Urban Green Marc Eichenbaum and Amanda Zimmerman
Hermann Park's Urban Green Mason Hester and Katie Chachere
Hermann Park's Urban Green Joel Luks and Carey Kirkpatrick
Hermann Park's Urban Green party attendees

Walking through a modern architectural gateway accompanied by the elegant sounds of a harp was a charming welcome to one of the most popular young professionals gatherings of the social calendar.

Was it the allure of a garden party as Houston was experiencing mild temps? More than 400 stylish guests ambled through McGovern Centennial Gardens where Hermann Park Conservancy young professional Urban Green members set up a lovely milieu that raised more than $25,000, surely pleasing event chairs Rachel and Daniel Fein, Brittany Ringel, Topper Sherry and Glyn Tower.

"Spring on the Green" guests took advantage of the many signature features of Hermann Park's newest pride and joy, the most favored of which was a casual stroll up the 30-foot Garden Mount that offers a stunning panorama of the public space.

Beats by DJ Mav and DJ M-Que vitalized the scene while patrons nibbled on a spread by Butter and Company Catering, Sprinkles Cupcakes, Whole Foods Market, Bagel Dots, Chili's Grill and Bar, Adair Kitchen, Relish Fine Foods, Paulie's, Pappas and Judith's Little Sweets, alongside bevs by Deep Eddy Vodka, TX Whiskey, Bayou Rum, Saint Arnold Brewing Co., Siphon Coffee and Deluxe Honeydrop Beverages.

Spotted among the crowd were steering committee chair Catherine Bradley, Hermann Park Conservancy executive director Doreen Stoller, Maridith Allen and Jackson Felder, Gwen Bradford, Marc Eichenbaum, Annie and Campbell Eifler, Maddy Fox, Nikki and Robert Hanley, Jessica Hart, Megan Kaldis, Mary and Weston O'Black, Brittany Sakowitz and Kevin Kushner, Jon Sanfelippo, Adrienne Saxe and Andrew Borches, Sara and Craig Stone and Gabe and Bridget Vick.