At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : April 7, 2011

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter

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Annual Spring Plant Sale Sneak Preview

'There's an App for That:' Use Your Phone to Learn About Our Plants

Spotlight On: White by Night

Tequila Tasting After Hours

Only two days til our next...

April 9th >>

29 Days and Counting

Less than one month until our biggest plant sale of the year! Don't miss this annual Bay Area favorite – the 44th Annual Spring Plant Sale on May 6th and 7th.

Annual Spring Plant Sale >>


Apr. 16 & May 7
We'll be reading:

Anansi and the Magic Stick

About Storytime >>
Apr. Book List >>

Sunset Garden's Western Garden Book of Edibles
Sunset Garden's Western Garden Book of Edibles

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Some of the most decorative members of our western chaparral are the flowering currants. A favorite in our Nursery, these five to eight foot shrubs experience their glory during the colder months in our California Native garden. It is then that racemes of delicate flowers in shades from white to pink to purple to red hang from their bare branches giving a spot of color to the late winter/early spring landscape. Look for the flowering currents in the California Native Garden and in this month's In Bloom feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
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At the Garden: Issue No. 62  |  April 2011
   From the Curator
Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sneak Preview

Spring Plant Sale Staff and volunteers have been hard at work propagating plants that you can plant in your very own garden. Thousands of species of rare and unusual plants that are planted right here in SFBG will be available at the 44th Annual Spring Plant Sale on May 7th.

Sneak preview from Curator Don Mahoney >>

About the Sale

General Info >>

Featured Plants     |     Floor Map     |     Survival Guide

   From the Associate Curator
'There's an App for That'
Use Your Phone to Learn About our Plants

If you have been to the Garden in recent months and went looking for our In Bloom plant of the month, you might have seen one of the new Smart Phone Plant Tags. These tags are a square-shaped bar code that can be scanned by any smart phone with a camera...

Learn more >>

New Classes
Master Photography Photo Shoot
If you're serious about garden photography, don't miss this opportunity to work with one of the best. Limited to 12.
April 11th Session     |     April 18th Session
Gardening with Grasses
Our favorite "Grassologist" teaches you everything you need to know to successfully incorporate his favorite graminoids into your landscape.

White By Night

Celebrate the first full moon walk of 2011 and share in the traditions of Japanese moon viewing on the shores the Garden's lovely Moon Viewing Pond.

   Special Event
Tequila Tasting After Hours

Spring Plant Sale Join us for Tequila Sunset, a very special evening at SFBG! Taste fine Semental Tequila at its inaugural San Francisco introduction. Nibble zesty Mexican botanas from one of the City's most popular restaurants. Learn about the agave and how exceptional tequilas are produced from this beautiful and fascinating plant. Stroll through the Meso-American and Succulent Gardens and enjoy the Garden at this 'after-hours' time of day.

Thursday, April 28, 6 – 8 pm in the Succulent Garden

Learn more and buy tickets >>