SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : February 28, 2006
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Next Plant Sale:
March 11- General Sale

2006 Plant Sale Schedule


Daily Tours

to the inaugural issue of "At the Garden," the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's monthly email newsletter. We are emailing you because you have expressed interest in receiving communication from us. Through our newsletter, we are able to keep you informed of the latest classes and events, our trips and tours in the Bay Area and beyond, membership events and activities, plant sales, art exhibits and more. We wrap up each newsletter with our, In Bloom feature, an in-depth profile of a plant that's currently in bloom at the Garden. We hope you enjoy reading "At the Garden" and welcome your comments and suggestions.

Michael McKechnie

Michael McKechnie
Director, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society

Using Herbs for Bronchial Support more
Designing Accessible Gardens more
Fabulous Containers more
Early-Spring Skies more
First Aid Plant Walk more
Camellia Day
White By Night more
Palm Saturday
Co-Sponsored Lectures
CALIFORNIA HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Flowers of Greece and the Mediterranean Basin more
CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SOCIETY: Medical Ethnobotany of California more
Trips & Tours
A MEDLEY OF SPRINGTIME GARDENS: from Sausalito to the Beautiful Wine Country of Sonoma County more
Field Trip to Santa Cruz Island more

Class Spotlight


Four days starting Tue, March 21, 9am-5pm
Aspiring writer? Just getting started? Want to know more about the business of writing? Join us for 4 days as two accomplished authors, C. Colston Burrell and Lucy Hardiman, walk you through the steps from finding your own writing "voice" to getting published.


Give a gift of the Garden...

Looking for a special gift? Give flowers all year long! A gift membership is a unique way to support the Garden and introduce others to the Garden we all love. Mother’s or Father’s Day, weddings, birthdays, graduations... a gift membership to SFBGS is the perfect gift for the garden lovers on your list.

Benefits of Gift Membership include:

  • San Francisco Botanical Garden Visitor Guide
  • Admission to the Annual Plant Sale and Members-Only Preview Sale
  • Invitations to Members-Only Events
  • Subscription to our Members’ Magazine, Leaflet
  • Discounts on classes and seminars
  • Discounts on purchases at SFBG Bookstore and Plant Sales
  • Discounts at more than 75 Bay Area nurseries
  • Free admission to over 175 botanical gardens and arboreta
  • Free admission to California Horticultural Society Events
    (Additional benefits available at different membership levels)

Giving a gift membership is easy… register online, or call the Membership Department at 415.564.3239, ext. 303. You’ll get the gift of knowing that you are supporting a San Francisco treasure… the Garden we all love!

Save the Date: March 23
After Hours Aperitifs

Please come and celebrate the first "official" days of spring, and the last days of our 50th Anniversary year at the next Members-Only After-Hours Aperitifs event, on Thursday, March 23 from 5-7pm in the Demonstration Garden at the Botanical Garden. Dress in layers, and join us for light refreshments, music and libations.

RSVP via e-mail to rsvp@sfbotanicalgarden.org or by phone at (415) 564-3239, ext. 303. You may renew or become a member online.

This is a Members-Only event. Please bring your membership card with you to expedite your enjoyment. Avid Gardener members receive admission for one person. All other membership categories receive entry for two people. Guests are welcome with an advance reservation and a donation of $15 each.


IN BLOOM: Camellias

Camellias are one of the most popular of garden shrubs with their shiny pointed evergreen leaves, variety of blossoms and long blooming period. They have been in cultivation so long it is difficult to know where they originated, which specimen is from the wild, a hybrid or cultivar. San Francisco Botanical Garden has recently been given a collection of over 200 Camellias, a gift from the Davidow family. Be sure to check out Camellia Day at the Garden on Sunday, April 9th.

Find out more about Camellias,
including photos, locations and a plant profile.