A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness
by Peter Matthiessen
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Calendars Make Great Gifts!
With a focus on the changing colors of autumn and the holiday season, the Sonoma County Colored Pencil Artists bring us this stunning botanical art exhibit. Runs through December 30.About the Exhibit
The many interesting features of Cyathea cooperi
have earned it multiple nicknames - lacy tree fern, scaly tree fern, coin spot tree fern… But despite a talent for reaching impressive heights or its beautiful display of lacy emerald-green fronds, arguably one of its most impressive features are its massive 'fiddleheads.' These baby fronds emerge from the top of the trunk like giant clenched fists showing their might and prowess. Find out more in this month's In Bloom
feature, along with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
Continuing through November, visitors can sink their teeth into prehistoric fun in Golden Gate Park, where dinosaurs and ancient plants spring to life at three unique destinations. San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences and the Conservatory of Flowers are all offering a variety of dinosaur-themed programs and events, and are all within easy walking distance of one another.
Dino Discovery activities and events >>
Next plant sale:
Saturday, Oct. 13
New! Easy online registration now available. Simply find the class you want to take, click "Get Tickets" and pay with your credit card. Sign up for a class today!
Little Hands, Big Hands
The Children's Garden grows and thrives thanks to the good work of thousands of small hands planting, weeding, and watering – but it wouldn't be the same without the hundreds of bigger hands that help out in the course of the year!
Read more & find out how you can help >>
Farewell Kitty Fisher
On Labor Day, Sept. 3, Kitty Fisher, Adult Education Coordinator retired from San Francisco Botanical Garden Society. What a fitting day to choose, since Kitty labored for the Society for 21 years.
Read our tribute >>
Event Volunteers Needed
Join the SFBGS Event Team, and help to create beautiful member and fundraising events here in the Botanical Garden. Assist in setting the scene, hospitality, greeting, and take down and encourage people to become members. It's a great way to attend events for free, meet new people and learn event management. Email Carol or call (415) 661-1316 ext. 412.