In this Issue
until the next plant sale!
Lunar New Year Flower Market & General Sale
Fits in Your Pocket
Departing from SFBGS Bookstore (Main Gate)
Mon-Fri: 1:30pm Sat/Sun: 10:30am & 1:30pm
Departing from Friend Gate (North Entrance)
Daily Tour Info
Explore birding at SFBGS with our interpretive walks.
Birding for Everyone
This leisurely birding tour and nature hike tromps through the exciting microhabitats of the Garden.
Birding in SFBG
Allan Ridley is an experienced field ornithologist and Helen McKenna is a docent at the Botanical Garden. Together they will tell you about both the birds and plants seen in the Garden.
Children's Story Time and Family Walk
Fun for children and their families.
|These winter-flowering perennials make a visit to the Garden worth braving cooler temperatures.
While many plants are still largely dormant, hardy Hellebores delight us with buttercup-shaped flowers lasting several months, ranging in color from pure white to the deepest of purple, with many shades in between. Hellebores can be found throughout SFBG and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, plant profile and locations.
Now that balmier weather has arrived, at least for now, I thought it a good idea to stroll through the Botanical Garden with Don Mahoney to see what the frost had wrought during the recent cold snap.
Read the full report >>
New Classes & Events
|Living Roof Demonstration and Workshop
Take a closer look at the cutting edge of practical, sustainable design.
|Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Learn the principles of using plants as medicine while making your own handcrafted tincture, tea or salve.
|Trees for the Artist
Trees provide structure, scale, color, texture and overhead shade. Study shapes and canopies, foliage and fruit in this hands-on class aimed at the botanical artist.
|Botanical Drawing of Trees, Their Leaves, Seed Pods, Catkins and Cones
Use pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash to draw leaves, seed pods, catkins and cones of trees found in Golden Gate Park.
See images and hear about the amazing wildflowers Ron Parsons saw in 2006. Co-sponsored by the California Horticultural Society. Presented by Ron Parsons: noted flower photographer, lecturer, horticulturist and author.
TRIPS & TOURS
|Field Trip to Santa Lucia Mountains and Monterey Peninsula
Enjoy a Spring weekend getaway to the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Peninsula with field botanist Glenn Keator.
|Flora of Southeastern Switzerland - A Botanical Exploration of the Engadine Area
If fascinating alpine flora, superb cuisine and ancient, secluded villages are your style, this may be the trip for you.
Don't miss this special event!
SF Flower & Garden Show Preview Party
Preview Party: March 20, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
SF Flower & Garden Show: March 21 – 25, 2007
Cow Palace, San Francisco
SFBGS is proud to be this year's beneficiary of the annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Preview Party Event! Please join us for the sneak peak of this year's show, sumptuous food by McCall's, music by steel drum ensemble "Harmonics", terrific entertainers and a martini bar generously sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka. Tickets for this event are $185.00 and benefit SFBGS. For tickets, call (415) 564-3239, ext. 303.
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
Special Member Offer
The San Francisco Flower & Garden show is known as the most cutting-edge of the top six garden shows in the world for its stunning garden displays, educational offerings and highest quality gardening products.
Find out how members can attend for FREE >>
SFBGS & Bank of America Private Banking co-host
Planning for the Future
A seminar to introduce options and financial tools of planned giving
Thursday, March 1st
10:30 AM - 1 PM
Naming the Botanical Garden Society in your will or trust with a gift - of any size - ensures the future of the Botanical Garden while providing nature education and wholesome family recreation in a serene and beautiful setting.
We deeply appreciate your commitment to the Botanical Garden, and want you to know about the financial tools available to plan your gift so that it assists the Botanical Garden while also meeting your financial goals.
For more details or to reserve a space, please contact Sam McIlraith in the Development office at (415) 564-3239, ext 304, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.