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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 Development Officer Mona Chang at or (415) 661-1316 ext. 304

Explore the Andean Cloud Forest
Explore the Andean Cloud Forest
Andean Cloud Forest Walk with Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney
Saturday, October 25, 2014 11am–1pm

See gorgeous fuchsias in bloom and marvel at the Andean Wax Palm! The Andean Cloud Forest collection at San Francisco Botanical Garden represents a key biodiversity hotspot of plants rapidly disappearing in the wild. Featuring species from SFBG's high-elevation palm collection, the most comprehensive collection found in any botanical garden in the world, this unique garden is not to be missed.

Please join Curator Dr. Don Mahoney for an enchanting walk to discover the wild beauties in this special collection and hear how our unparalleled cloud forests are being developed.

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.

ADMISSION  FREE for all SF City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors & Children

LOCATION Entrances at the corner of 9th Ave at Lincoln Way & at MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park

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