Woods to Wildflowers: California's spring wildflower show in the heart of the city!

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter
San Francisco Botanical Garden
  April

06

Plant Sale: Spring Bloomers

07

Family Funday

13

Spring Members-Only Gathering

13

Native Garden Tour

18

Wildflower Cocktail Party & Twilight Tour

20

Native Plant Basket Weaving I

20

Native Garden Tour

21

Family Funday

25

Natives by Moonlight



  May

3

MEMBERS-ONLY PLANT SALE PREVIEW

4

46TH ANNUAL SPRING PLANT SALE

5

Family Funday

11

Native Plant Basket Weaving II

15

GARDEN FEAST 2013

17

The Shapes in the Redwood Grove

21

Family Funday



Garden Feast 2013 is on May 15, RSVP by May 8

Art
Exhibit

California Wildflower Images
California Wildflower Images

Take a final look this month at California Wildflower Images, an exhibit of watercolors by Ernest Clayton. Prints are available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library.

Runs through April >>

Next Exhibit: Diversity in the Botanical World
This juried exhibition by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists will feature botanical art of Northern Californian plants.

May – August 2013



Woods to Wildflowers
Stroll a sanctuary of towering century-old coast redwoods and wander a meadow of springtime's wild lilacs, golden poppies, purple irises, and more, as hundreds of California native plants blaze into bloom.

Featured Plant

Featured Plant In spring, large clumps of Iris douglasiana bloom across California, exquisitely painted with nectar guide lines to point bees and butterflies in their direction.

More info >>

Next Plant Sale:
Saturday, April 6
Spring Bloomers
Native Plant Walks

CA Native Plant Walks Explore California natives on your own with a special highlights map, guided tours with Curator Dr. Don Mahoney, or through special programming such as Wildflower Craft Cocktails at Twilight.

More info >>


Classes

CA Native Plant Classes Connect with native plants through hands-on classes like native plant basket weaving and wild medicine making.

More info >>


Family Activities

CA Native Plant Family Activities Have fun with your family while cooking with native plants, making crafts and getting your hands dirty!

More info >>


Resources & Discounts

California Native Plant Resources Enjoy an art exhibit and bibiographies on native plants from the Library, and get discounts on classes, walks, books, gifts and more!

More info >>



   Membership
Membership in San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
New New Member Benefits!

There has never been a better time to become a member and support the Garden! We are pleased to offer new benefits, including Members-only Extended Hours and new events! Become a member today and join us for our first members-only gathering on April 13, from 6–8pm at the Fountain Plaza. Meet other garden supporters while enjoying live music by Gaucho Gypsy Jazz and beverages. This special night is our inaugural Members-Only Event – the kick-off to our new, exciting membership program.

Learn more about membership >>



THE BAY AREA'S LARGEST PLANT SALE OF THE YEAR
Members-Only Sale: May 3, 5–8pm
Public Sale: May 4, 10am–2pm
Volunteers Needed for the Annual Plant Sale

Once again, the Garden is gearing up for the Annual Plant Sale, one of our biggest fundraisers of the year. Every hand is needed to make this huge undertaking a success. Please come and help us out!

Volunteer Opportunities >>



   Support
Tribute Pavers
Tell Your Story in the Stones: Order Your Tribute Paver by April 30

Make a lasting tribute in celebration or commemoration with a tribute paver on the Garden's Fountain Plaza. Reserve yours today in time for the 2013 engraving and commemoration celebration this summer.

Order by April 30 for 2013 >>



   At the Library
And the Award Goes to...

The American Horticultural Society recently released its 2013 Book Awards recognizing outstanding gardening books published in North America and Head Librarian Brandy Kuhl served on the committee.

Read about Brandy's favorites >>