San Francisco Botanical GardenSan Francisco Botanical Garden Library of Horticulture
Special Reception

Thursday, May 23

The artwork in the exhibition is available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library.

Art Exhibit

Diversity in the Botanical World

Works by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists   |  May – August, 2013

From May through August, the Library will host Diversity in the Botanical World: Works by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists. This juried exhibition will feature botanical art in varied mediums including watercolor, colored pencil and pen and ink and will emphasize plants of Northern California and San Francisco Botanical Garden. Subjects will include California natives and exotic cultivars.


NCalSBA, a chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists, presents this exhibition in keeping with its mission: "To create public awareness and appreciation for historical and contemporary botanical art in the communities of Northern California and seek to educate the public on plant diversity, regional plant ecology and the rationale for preservation of plant species." Member artists live and work throughout Northern California and exhibit as a group in various botanical gardens and galleries in the San Francisco Bay Area.


General Exhibit Information

The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture is recognized as one of the finest horticultural resources in the nation. Its 27,000-volume collection ranges from new gardening titles to antique herbals. The Library is open, free of charge, from 10am–4pm, every day except Tuesdays and major holidays.

Exhibitions of plant- and garden-related drawings, paintings, photographs and educational displays run for four-month periods. The artwork in our exhibitions are available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library. For more information, call (415) 661-1316 ext. 403.

Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries

Member of the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries
An international organization whose purpose is to initiate and improve communications among persons and institutions concerned with the development, maintenance and use of libraries of botanical and horticultural literature.
ADMISSION  FREE for all SF City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors & Children

LOCATION Entrances at the corner of 9th Ave at Lincoln Way & at MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park

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