Archive for the ‘Plants’ Category

The Redwood Trail Walking Tour

Monday, 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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The The Redwood Trail Walking Tour (complete set including map) is available as a set in a single zipped file.

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Fog and the Redwoods

Monday, 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)

Edible Gardens

Monday, 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.

Ancient Plant Garden

Monday, 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

Monday, 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.

Walking Tour of the Garden of Fragrance

Monday, June 8th, 2009

 
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Here’s a walking tour of the Garden of Fragrance at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. We encourage you to download it onto your audio player and take the tour guided by docent Ernie Ng. Be sure to download the Walking Tour Guide [pdf].

If you are unable to visit the garden, you can take a virtual tour of the Garden of Fragrance below.

Garden of Fragrance

Monday, May 25th, 2009

 
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The San Francisco Botanical Garden's Garden of FragranceYou’ll want to visit our Garden of Fragrance after you listen to this program. Docent Ernie Ng is our guest.

Cape Province Garden

Monday, April 20th, 2009
 
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The Botany of NestsTravel to South Africa by visiting our Cape Province Garden where you will see a wide variety of plants that grow in a Mediterranean Climate. Docent Joanne Taylor is your guide.

Rhododendrons

Monday, March 9th, 2009
 
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Jason Martinez and Nan Ray in the Rhododendron Garden at the San Francisco Botanical GardenIt’s that time of year when rhododendrons are beginning to burst into bloom. Volunteer Nan Ray and gardener Jason Martinez share their knowledge of this incredibly beautiful and diverse plant.

Now’s the perfect time to view the Rhododendron Garden at San Francisco Botanical Garden. You’ll find them between the Garden of Fragrance and the Ancient Plant Garden.

Magnolias

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

 
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Maggie McDowell next to magnolia in bloom at San Francisco Botanical GardenMagnolias are thought to be one of the earliest flowering plants. San Francisco Botanical Garden docent Maggie McDowell shares her knowledge of these beautiful and ancient plants.