In this Issue
Join in on a Bay Area classic, the 40th annual
SPRING PLANT SALE
Find out all the details, including plant lists, floor plans and our official "Plant Sale Survival Guide."
May 5, 2007 >>
until the next monthly plant sale
Park & Street Trees: Watercolors
by Jean Sankey, on exhibit at SFBG now through the end of June.
About this exhibit >>
|Affectionately called "rhodies" by those who love them,
Rhododendrons are a richly varied genus in the plant world, ranging from evergreen shrubs to epiphytes to trees and thriving in all manner of climates from alpine to tropical. SFBG boasts an impressive collection of these beauties, including rare and original species from which many modern hybrids are derived. They can be found throughout SFBG and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, plant profile and locations.
From the Executive Director
In your visits, you might have seen that there is a lot going on in the Garden right now, including some major renovations. But what you will probably notice the most is the arborist work. The trees of San Francisco Botanical Garden are getting special attention this spring. A comprehensive tree management plan has been developed and began Monday, March 26, to care for the aging beauties that have served as the backbone of the Botanical Garden since its inception.
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New Classes & Events
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show: March 20
Opening Night Party Recap
The Opening Night Party of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show was held on March 20th. This benefit for the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society provided a fabulous opportunity for more than 350 garden lovers to preview the abundant creative offerings of the Bay Area's landscape designers while listening to lively steel drum music and enjoying the elegant culinary delights of McCall Catering.
Photo credit: bluexposure.com
The Golden Gate Cup for best of show was presented to James Pettigrew (pictured right) and Sean Stout of Organic Mechanics for their garden, "Under the Sea."
The Society is grateful to our event sponsors: San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, The Sharper Image, Green Zebra, Garden Design Magazine, Smith & Hawken, Grey Goose Vodka, Emilio's Terrace, Flora Grubb Gardens, Scharffen Berger Chocolate Maker, Lagunitas Brewery, Dodge & Cox and Bank of America Private Banking.
MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Thursday, April 19th
Join us for After-Hours Aperitifs on Thursday, April 19th from 5-7 pm. At this lively and popular event, members enjoy light refreshments, music and libations.
The highlight of the evening will be the premiere of the Members-Only Fabulous Container Planting Show!! See what our judges think are the "best of the best" when it comes to container plantings, and judge for yourself in our "Member's Choice Award." Thursday, April 19, 5–7 pm.
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MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT: Friday, May 4th
Annual Plant Sale: Preview Sale & Silent Auction
Friday, May 4 from 5pm–8pm,
County Fair Building at SFBG
Please join us for the Members-only 40th Annual Preview Sale & Silent Auction. Members will receive first pick of more than 4,000 different kinds of plants, many exclusive to the SFBG Nursery and especially suitable for the Bay Area.
The event will feature a silent auction and a great selection of new and vintage books and unique garden gifts for sale. Wine and refreshments will be served, and valet parking will be available.
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