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Magnolia campbellii. Photo by Tom Karlo

Magnolia campbellii. Photo by Tom Karlo.

The Garden has grown significantly in recent years, not in acreage, but in its reach and ability to engage our community and visitors from the Bay Area and around the world. As members and donors, you provide half of the funds needed to operate the Garden. You are the backbone of the Garden's long-term sustainability, and your generosity allows it to continue to thrive and grow.

This year's annual report includes metrics to help illustrate the Garden's impressive growth over the past several years, but we ask you to think beyond the numbers about the difference your giving makes.

There is a saying: when you change one life, you change the world. Our Garden changes lives every day, providing a sanctuary of calm and beauty for city dwellers seeking respite from urban congestion; a safe haven for young children to discover birds, butterflies, bugs, and turtles under the watchful eyes of their parents and caregivers; and an outdoor classroom for people of all ages to explore the recurring cycles of life and the way plants interact with their environment, with each other, and with us. The Garden is a Noah's Ark for rare and endangered plants from every continent except Antarctica, enabling people to understand threats to global biodiversity without leaving home. It is a place of wonder, inspiration, and appreciation for the interconnectedness of all living things. Environmental scientists and thought leaders advise us that the path to creating a sustainable planet requires a global shift in mindset to reconnect ourselves to nature. The Garden helps make that possible, one person at a time.

Your gifts to the Garden are gifts to our community and our future. We thank you for helping the Garden change lives and change our world.

With gratitude,

Delle Maxwell
Chair, Board of Trustees


*Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), June 2008, Global Survey of Ex situ Magnoliaceae Collections

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