Many of you have enjoyed the Library Terrace Garden overlooking the Great Lawn and fountain here in the heart of the Botanical Garden. It's secluded enough for a restful moment, yet open enough to view the Great Meadow. The 12th century monastery stones that set it off are always a source of pleasure for visitors. One of the attractions of this garden has been that it is sheltered, relatively warm and sunny. Unfortunately for the plants in that garden there was too much sun, and it has lately had the appearance of being scorched. Now, the entire garden has been replanted with some wonderful material from around the entire Botanical Garden that is sun loving and colorful. I've been caught dashing out to look at it as plants arrive and are planted. Come see for yourself. I think you'll agree that it's a great improvement.
Oh, and on June 29 the Botanical Garden and the Conservatory of Flowers will host more than 400 garden professionals attending the American Public Gardens Association annual meeting held here in San Francisco. Jim Henrich has been doing a wonderful job of spiffing up the place. Company's coming!
Enjoy your June,
Executive Director, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society