Botanical Buzz Podcast

Celebrating the Bond Between People and Plants

Botanical Buzz gives you a new medium and new angles from which to explore your Botanical Garden. It covers a variety of topics such as birding, exploring the garden with your child, water conservation, and how climate change is affecting water availability. Our guests include some of the world's preeminent scientists as well as knowledgeable botanical garden volunteers, users, and staff with interesting and useful information to share. We hope these reports will inspire you to learn more about the world of plants, their connection to people, and how it affects you. Come take a listen!

Gondwana Circle Design Competition Winners

December 28th, 2009
 
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Gondwana Circle DesignDesigners from around the world took part in the Gondwana Circle Design Competition at the San Franicisco Botanical Garden. On this report, Michael Overby and Emma Fuller, winners of the competition, share their ideas about the project.


Gifts for Gardeners

December 4th, 2009
 
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San Francisco Botanical Garden BookstoreIn our Garden Bookstore you’ll find the perfect gift for anyone on your list who enjoys gardening and the natural world.


The Redwood Trail Walking Tour

November 16th, 2009

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Redwood TrailThis tour is amazing. Our guide is Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument. Her knowledge about redwoods and her natural history perspective are amazing. I hope you check out the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Redwood Trail Walking Tour. … Jerry Kay, Host of Botanical Buzz and Walking Tour Producer

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Fog and the Redwoods

November 9th, 2009
 
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Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National MonumentFog is indispensible for the redwoods because it helps the trees meet their water needs. Learn more from Mia Monroe, Site Supervisor at Muir Woods National Monument. (Our Redwood Trail Walking Tour guided by Mia Monroe is now available)


Center for Learning

October 12th, 2009
 
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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a center for learningLifelong learning is the cornerstone of the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s educational philosophy. Our guest is SFBG Executive Director Michael McKechnie.


Join the San Francisco Botanical Garden

September 28th, 2009
 
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Jay Estey, SFBG Membership ManagerThere are incredible benefits for those who become a member of the San Francisco Botanical Garden, says Jay Estey, Membership Manager.


Edible Gardens

September 14th, 2009
 
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Edible Garden at the San Francisco Botanical GardenYou can find out how easy it is to grow your own vegetables in San Francisco by visiting our new demonstration garden. Learn more from Jay Estey, Membership Manager at the San Francisco Botanical Garden.


Gondwana Circle Design Competition

August 31st, 2009
 
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Gondwana Circle Design CompetitionThe San Francisco Botanical Garden is sponsoring an open, one-stage, international competition to select a design for the Gondwana Circle. Learn all about the Gondwana Circle Design Competition from Bill Liskamm, the competition adviser.


Ancient Plant Garden

August 17th, 2009
 
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Entrance to Ancient Plant Garden at San Francisco Botanical GardenWalk into this garden with your imagination turned on, says our guest Nan Crystal Arens, professor of geoscience at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York and adviser for the ancient plant garden’s renovation, and remember that the plants in this garden are the fabulous survivors!


Fuchsias

August 3rd, 2009
 
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Fuchsias in the GardenA wide selection of fuchsias can ben found throughout the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Learn all about them from Lisa Roberts, nursery volunteer and docent.