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Strybing Circle Events

Strybing Circle members are the Garden's closest stewards and help to sustain the foundation of our beloved Garden. Join an exclusive group of likeminded individuals to explore, protect, and inspire in a deeper way.

Members enjoy special events that lend an insider's perspective to our unique collections. Not a member of Strybing Circle? Learn about Strybing Circle Levels & Benefits.

Questions? Please contact Associate Director of Development Mona Chang at or (415) 661-1316 ext. 304

Magnificent Magnolias
Magnificent Magnolias
Magnolia Collection Walk with Strybing Circle Member and Docent, Ernie Ng and Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney
Saturday February 7, 2015, 10am–12 noon

Recognized as the most significant collection outside of China, San Francisco Botanical Garden's nearly 100 Magnolias feature 54 species and 40 cultivars. These beautiful and majestic blossoms are symbols of purity and nobility, and they are also used medicinally in China and Japan.

Please join longtime docent and Strybing Circle member Ernie Ng, and Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney, on a marvelous walk to celebrate one of the Garden's signature trees and explore our unique and long-standing collection.

Wild Native Blooms and Majestic Redwoods
Wild Native Blooms and Majestic Redwoods
California Natives and Redwood Grove Walk with Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney
Saturday April 18, 2015, 10am–12 noon

With displays of over 500 species and cultivars, the four-acre Arthur L. Menzies Garden of California Native Plants features a wildflower meadow among arroyos, ponds and woodlands. This historic collection of plants is at its peak in April and May. Next to this amazing garden is a century-old redwood grove, which is home to more than 100 species of plants. A sanctuary for sword ferns, flowering currant, and huckleberry, these trees are the tallest living conifers on Earth.

Year-round favorites among visitors, these two gardens highlight the Botanical Garden's conservation efforts as well as the beauty of California landscape.

Please join Curator Dr. Don Mahoney for an engaging walk to hear how the Botanical Garden is preserving natural habitats that many plants and wildlife call home.

SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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