At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter : October 10, 2007

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter

In this Issue

Garden Feast Recap

New Classes & Events

Spotlight: Family Field Trip Day

New Membership Level:
Garden Keeper

3 days
until the next plant sale!

Featuring Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons

October 13

2007 Plant Sale Schedule >>


"Autumn Impressions"

art by Jo-Ann Ordano

by Jo-Ann Ordano, on exhibit at SFBG now through the end of December.

About this exhibit >>


The next Children's Docent Training coming in February.

Children's Docent Training


SFBG 2008 Orchid Calendar

Our 2008 Wall and Desk Calendars, printed in Florence, Italy feature antiquarian images from the Helen Crocker Russell Library rare book collection.

Preview the first three months of the Orchid Wall Calendar >>

Pellaea rotundifolia from New Zealand is a charming fast grower cultivated for its arching leaves and dark green, buttonlike leaflets. This tough little fern tolerates dry conditions and contrasts nicely when planted with finer, more delicately textured ferns in the garden. Pellaea rotundifolia can be found in the East Asia and Australia Gardens and in this month's In Bloom feature, complete with photos, plant profile and exact locations.
Click for more on Pellaea rotundifolia
At the Garden: Issue No. 20  |  October 2007
From the Executive Director

Dear Friends,

On September 26 we had a wonderful party under a tent on the Great Meadow with 500 friends. It was probably the best weather day this year in San Francisco, and we already know that the annual Garden Feast is the Best Garden Party in the Bay Area! The bottom line purpose of the party is to fund our Youth Education and Collections Management programs, so integral to the public education mission of the Garden.

But another purpose was served, a larger purpose: that of garnering support for our embattled planetary environment…

Read the full report >>

New Classes & Events

Ayurvedic Herbs for Home Use
Learn the ancient art of herbal healing.
Aesthetic Pruning Workshop
No-fail pruning basics for every tree — includes hands-on experience.
Chinese Brush Painting - Squirrels and Cats
Learn stunning and surprisingly easy brush techniques to create lovely naturalistic pieces. All levels welcome.
Moonviewing Walk
Come and see how incredible the Garden looks in moonlight.
The Garden at Night — An Evening at the Botanical Garden with Linda Rutenberg
Explore the garden's nocturnal side through enchanting images and an evening stroll.

Sale of San Francisco Native Plants
Join the California Native Plant Society's Yerba Buena chapter at their 13th Annual Plant Sale.
Bromeliads in Habitat to Your Garden
Bring a touch of the tropics to your Bay Area Garden!

Waterscapes in Spain: Gardens, Culture & Cuisine
Save the date for this unique journey, co-sponsored by the SF Botanical Garden Society and Pacific Horticulture Magazine.

Family Field Trip Day

Family Field Trip Day
Bring the family to explore garden fun at activity, craft, and learning stations throughout the Garden.

San Francisco Green Festival

Be sure to stop by our booth at the San Francisco Green Festival, the world's largest environmental expo, from November 9–11.

Looking for a way to simplify your life?
Become a Garden Keeper

New Membership Level: Garden KeeperA new membership category, Garden Keeper, was launched this year for members who prefer to make recurring gifts to the Garden. As a Garden Keeper, you make an ongoing monthly gift of support. Recurring gifts are not only a convenient, safe and secure way to make donations, they are the most effective means of raising support for SFBGS, allowing more of your donation to go directly to the many high-quality programs at the Garden.

You may even be able to double or triple the impact of your recurring gift to the Garden if your employer offers a matching gift program!

Find out more information on becoming a Garden Keeper or call (415) 564-3239, ext. 303.

Become a Garden Keeper!