In this Issue
New Garden Design at SFBG
Podcasts on the Redwood Grove and Lifelong Learning
New Classes & Events
Sponsor a Bench
Member Holiday Bash
2 More Plant Sales!
End of the Season Plant Sale
Give the gift of nature
with Cavellini Calendars
These popular gift items sell out early, so get yours now. Available in the Garden Bookstore.
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On display until Jan. 4
Botanical prints by Kristin Jakob and drawings.
About the exhibit >>
Nov 15 & Dec 6
One Leaf Rides the Wind follows a young girl on her path as she discovers a garden's delights, from one leaf to ten stone lanterns.
About Storytime >>
Nov. Book List >>
This maple tree catches the eye in the winter garden after leaves have fallen to clear the way for striking green and white striped bark. Acer morrisonense
is a rare maple endemic to the mountains of Taiwan. The stripes are formed of alternating pockets of wax and chlorophyllic bark, giving it the common name it shares with 14 other maple species, "snake bark maple". Look for Acer morrisonense
in the Rhododendron Garden and in this month's "In Bloom
" feature, complete with photos, a plant profile and exact locations.
From the Director
The Botanical Garden has benefited from the work of many great designers over the last 60 years: Larry Halprin, Tito Patri, Thomas Church to name a few of that generation's greats. More recently Ron Lutsko's California Native Garden and (under way) the Chilean/Andean Cloud Forest Garden grace and present our collections so effectively…
Read more about garden design at the Garden and our latest design
Learn from SFBGS Curator Dr. Don Mahoney about how to grow choice subtropical specimens from Mexico, South America, and South Africa.
Sponsor a Bench and Make a Difference
A Special Place
By commemorating a bench you'll be preserving this beautiful living museum, this piece of San Francisco history, this Garden we love!
A Green Seat
The redwood used in our benches is harvested from sustained yield forests on the west coast.
Please contact Heidi Wohlwend at (415) 661-1316 ext. 304. Or email: email@example.com for more information.
Gifts of Stock Benefit You and Support the Garden
A gift of stock is an excellent way to accomplish your charitable giving goals and make the most of your tax savings. Donate appreciated stock to SFBGS before the end of the year to receive a charitable tax deduction and avoid paying capital gains.
If you have questions, please contact Randy Davis, Donor Services Manager, by phone at (415) 661-1316, ext. 300 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org >>
Get started with our easy Stock Transfer Instructions >>
Join us for our Big Holiday Bash!
Be sure that you've noted in your calendar that the date for our members-only Holiday Celebration has been changed to Thursday, December 10th, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. We'll have a lot of delights waiting for you: food, wine, beer and a special cocktail offering, as well as sweets, savories and tasty bits. There will be musicians, a presentation of the remarkable new book Evidence of Evolution, with a signing by author Mary Ellen Hannibal and artist Susan Middleton, a clutch of craftspersons and artists with an array of gift offerings, several surprises and unexpected gifts, and of course the good company of the SFBGS community. Join us!
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Led by Katherine Greenberg: Feb 18 – Mar 2
Cuba is the largest, most diverse and species-rich island in the Caribbean. Join the Pacific Horticulture Foundation for this study tour. Highlights include:
- urban gardens in historic Havana
- national parks
cuisine, music, and culture!
Visit PacHort for more info >>