At the Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : February 7, 2007

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter

In this Issue
Lunar New Year Flower Market: February 10, 2007

3 days
until the next plant sale!

Lunar New Year Flower Market & General Sale

February 10

2007 Plant Sale Schedule >>

Fits in Your Pocket

Pocket-sized Plant Sale Schedule

Download the 2007 Plant Sale Schedule

from SFBG


Departing from SFBGS Bookstore (Main Gate)
Mon-Fri: 1:30pm Sat/Sun: 10:30am & 1:30pm

Departing from Friend Gate
(North Entrance)
Wed/Fri/Sun: 2pm

Daily Tour Info


Birding at San Francisco Botanical Garden

Explore birding at SFBGS with our interpretive walks.

Birding for Everyone

This leisurely birding tour and nature hike tromps through the exciting microhabitats of the Garden.

Birding in SFBG

Allan Ridley is an experienced field ornithologist and Helen McKenna is a docent at the Botanical Garden. Together they will tell you about both the birds and plants seen in the Garden.

Children's Story Time and Family Walk

Fun for children and their families.

These winter-flowering perennials make a visit to the Garden worth braving cooler temperatures. While many plants are still largely dormant, hardy Hellebores delight us with buttercup-shaped flowers lasting several months, ranging in color from pure white to the deepest of purple, with many shades in between. Hellebores can be found throughout SFBG and in this month's In Bloom feature, complete with photos, plant profile and locations.
Click for more on Hellebores
At the Garden: Issue No. 12  |  February 2007
From the Director

Dear Friends,

Now that balmier weather has arrived, at least for now, I thought it a good idea to stroll through the Botanical Garden with Don Mahoney to see what the frost had wrought during the recent cold snap. Read the full report >>

New Classes & Events

Living Roof Demonstration and Workshop
Take a closer look at the cutting edge of practical, sustainable design.
Introduction to Herbal Medicine
Learn the principles of using plants as medicine while making your own handcrafted tincture, tea or salve.
Trees for the Artist
Trees provide structure, scale, color, texture and overhead shade. Study shapes and canopies, foliage and fruit in this hands-on class aimed at the botanical artist.
Botanical Drawing of Trees, Their Leaves, Seed Pods, Catkins and Cones
Use pencil, pen and ink, and ink wash to draw leaves, seed pods, catkins and cones of trees found in Golden Gate Park.

Mostly Mariposas
See images and hear about the amazing wildflowers Ron Parsons saw in 2006. Co-sponsored by the California Horticultural Society. Presented by Ron Parsons: noted flower photographer, lecturer, horticulturist and author.


Field Trip to Santa Lucia Mountains and Monterey Peninsula
Enjoy a Spring weekend getaway to the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Monterey Peninsula with field botanist Glenn Keator.
Flora of Southeastern Switzerland - A Botanical Exploration of the Engadine Area
If fascinating alpine flora, superb cuisine and ancient, secluded villages are your style, this may be the trip for you.

Don't miss this special event!

SF Flower & Garden Show Preview Party
SF Flower & Garden Show Preview Party

Preview Party: March 20, 6:00pm 9:00pm
SF Flower & Garden Show: March 21 – 25, 2007
Cow Palace, San Francisco

SFBGS is proud to be this year's beneficiary of the annual San Francisco Flower and Garden Show Preview Party Event! Please join us for the sneak peak of this year's show, sumptuous food by McCall's, music by steel drum ensemble "Harmonics", terrific entertainers and a martini bar generously sponsored by Grey Goose Vodka. Tickets for this event are $185.00 and benefit SFBGS. For tickets, call (415) 564-3239, ext. 303.


San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Special Member Offer
Don't miss the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

The San Francisco Flower & Garden show is known as the most cutting-edge of the top six garden shows in the world for its stunning garden displays, educational offerings and highest quality gardening products.

Find out how members can attend for FREE >>

SFBGS & Bank of America Private Banking co-host

Planning for the Future
Japanese Moon Viewing Garden

A seminar to introduce options and financial tools of planned giving

Thursday, March 1st
10:30 AM - 1 PM

Naming the Botanical Garden Society in your will or trust with a gift - of any size - ensures the future of the Botanical Garden while providing nature education and wholesome family recreation in a serene and beautiful setting.

We deeply appreciate your commitment to the Botanical Garden, and want you to know about the financial tools available to plan your gift so that it assists the Botanical Garden while also meeting your financial goals.

For more details or to reserve a space, please contact Sam McIlraith in the Development office at (415) 564-3239, ext 304, or email

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