At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter: July 2012
  Redwoods: The Original San Francisco Giants and our 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair!

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Redwoods: The Original San Francisco Giants

July 14 Plant Sale featuring Salvias & Shrubs

Plant Yourself at the 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair!

Take Home a Children's Book

Spotlight on: One-Day-Only Photography

Ecoliteracy Workshop: A Resounding Success

Grey2Green Sidewalk Landscaping

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Next Plant Sale
July 14

Summer Gardening Fair
August 4

Children's Storytime & Family Walk
July 15 & August 5

Expanded Spring and Summer Hours
Visiting hours


A Librarian's Collection
"A Librarian's Collection"

On exhibit at the Library through August

We love Mexican bush sage as much for its velvety purple blossoms as for the way those flowers assemble on this hardy shrub. Each grouping seems to move as in a choreographed dance. Like whirling dervishes spinning to Turkish Sufi music or ballroom dancers gracefully waltzing to Strauss, Mexican bush sage delights the viewer at every turn. Find out more in this month's In Bloom feature, along with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
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At the Garden: Issue No. 77  |  July 2012
   On Your Next Visit
The Zellerbach Garden of Perennials
Redwoods, The Original San Francisco Giants

Among the many beautiful spaces within the Botanical Garden, the Redwood Grove is consistently cited as a favorite among visitors who are surprised to find that they don't have to leave the City to see these venerable trees. Come explore the Redwood Grove without leaving San Francisco!

Explore redwoods at SFBG

Next plant sale:
Saturday, July 14

Plant Yourself at the 15th Annual Summer Gardening Fair on August 4th!

An annual tradition here at the Botanical Garden, the Summer Gardening Fair is a free, fun and friendly gathering of plant enthusiasts sharing ideas, plants and plant-related items. Come to the Fair to join a local plant club, buy plants and gardening products, or simply enjoy a day among plant lovers!

More about the fair

   Library News
Take Home a Children's Book

The Library's Children's Collection inspires a child's curiosity about the plant and natural world, while at the same time offering entertaining plant-related fables, myths, and classics. We have over 1,600 children's books now circulating to members and SFUSD teachers!

Find out how to check out children's books

Upcoming Class
One-Day-Only Photography

Capture the awesome play of natural light on summer floral patterns and textures. Focus on close-ups and wide angle shots and learn techniques to get the most out of your digital camera.
(July 28)

   Youth Education
Ecoliteracy Workshop: A Resounding Success

In early June, 33 lucky teachers participated in the first-ever Ecoliteracy Institute for kindergarten through second grade teachers. The week-long workshop was dubbed by one teacher, "the best professional development I've had in a decade."

Learn how teachers are preparing the next generation of nature stewards