Education Coordinator Kitty Fisher talks about the many opportunities to learn about gardening at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. Check out our horticultural and botany classes, tours, talks and events!
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!
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.
You’ll want to visit our Garden of Fragrance after you listen to this program. Docent Ernie Ng is our guest.
Travel 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.
The Pathways Project will improve the accessibility of visitors to the San Francisco Botanical Garden. On this report, Zoee Astrakhan with Interstice Architects points out that this project requires balancing the needs of people as well as the needs of the plants.
It’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.
Did you know that many of the teas we drink come from camellias? Find out more about this plant from Barbara Tuffli, past president of the American Camellia Society and current volunteer in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.
Downloadable Map of San Francisco Botanical Garden (the camellia collection can be found in section #24)