At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter: November 2012
  Explore our collection of over 250 conifers, End-of-the-Season Plant Sale at The Arbor and enjoy
  the last of the prehistoric fun with Dino Discovery

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter
San Francisco Botanical Garden
  In November

Through November 10 last chance for Dino Discovery

November 10 End-of-the-Season Plant Sale with Master Gardeners on hand to help

November 18 Gobble Up the Garden with Children's Storytime & Family Walk

December 8 Holiday Wreath Making Adult Designer and Workshop for Families

  Partner Program

November 9 John Greenlee Tour of Grasses at Suncrest Nursery


December 1 2-For-1 Plant Sale

December 2 & 16 Winter Wonderland with Children's Storytime & Family Walk

December 5 Members-Only Holiday Bazaar

January 12 Christmas Bird Count4Kids

January 24 Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Conifers of California
Conifers of California
by Ronald Lanner

About this book >>

Great Botanical Gifts at the Bookstore
Cavellini Calendars Peruse our selection of calendars and find other great gifts at the Garden Bookstore.


Drawing Nature
Drawing Nature

With a focus on the changing colors of autumn and the holiday season, the Sonoma County Colored Pencil Artists bring us this stunning botanical art exhibit. Runs through December 30.

About the Exhibit >>

Click for more on Monterey pine
One hundred forty years ago, three signature tree species were planted to create the tree canopy in Golden Gate Park, among them, the Monterey pine. Although a hybrid version thrives across the globe, the original species faces serious threat in its native range due to pitch canker disease. Three wild stands exist in California. Find out more in this month's In Bloom feature, along with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
Next plant sale:
Saturday, Nov. 10
End of the Season Sale at the Arbor >>
(Plant questions? Master Gardeners will be on hand to help!)
Our Collections of Conifers
Dawn Redwood. by Mona Bourell

Conifers are among the cornerstone plants at the Botanical Garden, framing our vistas and truly setting the tone for our 55 acres of plant life. This group sports a stunning array of botanical features. We invite you to explore our collection of over 250 species of conifers spread throughout the Botanical Garden. We think you'll be amazed by their wide variety and impressive nature.

Explore our Conifer Collections >>

   Youth Education
Preschool Professional Development

Pacific Primary in Professional Development at the Botanical Garden

Early on an October Monday morning, 40 eager educators and staff from Pacific Primary crowded into the Library for the first professional development workshop offered exclusively for preschool teachers.


HandsOn Bay Area brings Corporate Volunteers into the Garden

On October 4, HandsOn Bay Area brought a large group of earth-moving volunteers from Moody's to work in the Botanical Garden.

Read the report >>

   Special Event
Dino Discovery

For those of you who can't get enough prehistoric fun, take in the few remaining Dino Discovery events in November. Dinosaurs and ancient plants spring to life at three unique destinations in Golden Gate Park: San Francisco Botanical Garden, California Academy of Sciences and the Conservatory of Flowers are all offering a variety of dinosaur-themed programs and events, and are all within easy walking distance of one another.

Dino Discovery activities and events >>