In this Issue
Gardening traditions from around the world shape our Garden
New Classes & Events
A Spanish Evening: Gardens, Culture and Cuisine of Spain
Garden Feast: September 26th
New Membership for Teachers
Celebrate the Autumn Equinox!
until the next plant sale!
General Sale with Native Plants & Succulents
now available in the Garden Bookstore
Gardener's Guide to Growing Salvias
Originally $19.95 / Sale $9.95
Originally $24.95 / Sale $12.95
Originally $80.00 / Sale $46.95
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|If you're looking for monsters
this fall, look no further than the SF Botanical Garden. Sometimes called "Dinosaur food," this primeval looking plant has leaves the texture of reptile skin, five feet long with teeth on their undersides. Gunnera tinctoria
can be found in the Ancient Garden and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
Sunnier weather has drawn more visitors recently onto the Great Lawn of the
Botanical Garden. It is always a treat to see individuals, families, and groups of
children strolling around this unusually beautiful open space and delighting in it.
It's also a pleasure to look out at the Lawn through the tall windows of the Helen
Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture in the early evening when most visitors have
left the Garden. The Great Lawn never ceases to astonish me with its undulating
beauty, subtly changing almost minute by minute in the shifting California light. Of course, all of this beauty has been carefully cultivated for a very long time…
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New Classes & Events
Join us for our gala luncheon on the Great Meadow!
On September 26th, hear guest speaker Julie Packard address the interconnectedness of the earth's natural systems and the steps we must take to affect positive change. Julie, Executive Director of the Monterey Bay Aquarium, has a background and education in botany as well as marine biology.
This annual event, which honors Richard Goldman this year, features a silent auction
of rare plants, an organic marketplace, tastings of sustainable delectables, catering by Dan McCall and the organic wines of Bonterra Vineyards.
For tickets, contact Sam at (415) 564-3239, ext 304, or
email@example.com. Tickets begin at $175, and tables of 10 begin at
We love teachers!
Did you know that we now offer an Educator Membership for full-time teachers? The Educator Membership is $45 annually for a full year of membership benefits at the Garden.
Benefits of Membership include:
- San Francisco Botanical Garden Visitor Guide
- Admission to the Annual Plant Sale and Members-Only Preview Sale
- Invitations to Members-Only Events
- Subscription to our Members' Magazine, Leaflet
- Discounts on classes and seminars
- Discounts at SFBG Bookstore and Plant Sales
- Discounts at more than 75 Bay Area nurseries
- Free admission to nearly 200 botanical gardens and arboreta
- Free admission to California Horticultural Society Events
- The good feeling you'll have about supporting this Garden we all love!
A copy of current teacher or ID is required at the time of enrollment. Memberships for Educators are fully tax-deductible. If you'd like to join or renew your membership, please call the Membership Office at (415) 564-3239, ext. 303. Please direct any questions about membership to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date: Thursday, October 4
Don't miss our next very special Members-Only After-hours Aperitifs event on Thursday, October 4. Special guests include naturalist, author and illustrator Jack Laws and friends from CUESA (The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture), who administer the wonderful Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Please plan to join us!
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