emerges this month as a notable member of the summer garden alongside flowering vines and the classic rose. This timeless herb known to many for its distinctive bouquet grows widely around the Mediterranean, tropical Africa and SE India. Its cultivation is as ancient as civilization itself with documented use for over 2500 years. Lavendula spp.
can be found in the newly renovated Garden of Fragrance and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
The 41st Annual Plant Sale has come and gone, but I'll bet that many of you are enjoying the product of your visit to the Botanical Garden May 2 or 3. Of course, the Friday night portion of our Annual sale is for members only, and while Saturday is good, the membership has quite a shopping party on Friday …
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Please join us for our gala luncheon honoring Dr. Peter H. Raven, pioneer plant conservationist and President of the Missouri Botanical Garden, who was named as TIME Magazine's “Hero for the Planet.”
New Garden of Fragrance
The new Garden of Fragrance featuring St. Francis fountain by Clara Huntington.
Photo by: belleimages.net
The new Garden of Fragrance was celebrated on a sunny June 5 morning by Pearl Kimura and other major donors who made the renovations possible. New elements encourage the use of this garden by visitors who are blind or visually impaired. The project also includes accessible pathways and restoration of the fountain depicting St. Francis.
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Save the Date: Thursday, June 26
Don't miss the next Members-Only After-hours Aperitifs on Thursday, June 26. Join us for music, libations and light refreshments!
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A new benefit for SFBGS Members
Bonus Bookstore Partner Program!
Members of the San Francisco Botanical Garden are now entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library's two Book Bay Bookstores. An SFBG membership card is required to receive the discount.
Book Bay Bookstore locations >>