Explore Redwoods without leaving the City! Salivas, Shrubs and Fuchsias for Sale &
 Members-only Summer Picnic in the Zellerbach Garden!

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

13

Plant Sale: Salvias Shrubs & Fuchsias

13

Summer Members-Only Event in the Zellerbach Garden

13

Bean Sprout Family Days

13

Yoga in the Garden

20

Medieval Monastery Stone Scavenger Hunt

20

Yoga in the Garden

21

Family Funday

27

Bean Sprouts Family Days

27

Yoga in the Garden



Please Help Us Reach 1,500 Signatures
Please Help Us Reach 1,500 Signatures!
Let the Board of Supervisors know you support our new lease and management agreement with the City and renewal of the Garden's nonresident admission fee.

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  August

3

Summer Gardening Fair

3

Plant Sale: Shade Plants at the Arbor

3

Yoga in the Garden

4

Family Funday

10

Bean Sprouts Family Days

10

Yoga in the Garden

17

Eat a Bug

17

Yoga in the Garden

18

Family Funday

24

Bean Sprouts Family Days

24

Yoga in the Garden

31

Yoga in the Garden



Art
Exhibit

Diversity in the Botanical World
Diversity
in the Botanical World

This juried exhibition by the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists showcases botanical art of Northern California plants. The artwork is available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library.

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Woods to Wildflowers
Only found on the northern California coast, redwood trees are the tallest living things on earth – Enjoy them at your San Francisco Botanical Garden this month without leaving the city!

Featuring: Red Elderberry

Featured Plant Chances are, if you're a Monty Python fan, the mention of elderberries will evoke a certain cinematic smackdown. But if not, you have probably at least heard the name. Our version, the California native red elderberry shares a storied history through popular culture and folklore.

Native Walks & Tours

CA Native Plant Walks Explore the Redwood Grove on your own with free maps or through free guided tours throughout the summer.



Activities for the Whole Family

CA Native Plant Family Activities Have fun while learning about California Native plants through Storytime, guided tours and crafting out in the Children's Garden.



Resources & Discounts

California Native Plant Resources Sweeten the deal with discounts on walks, books, gifts and more! Dig deeper and learn more with an amazing Guide to Sources on California Native Plants from the Library!



   Membership
Membership Benefits
Members-only Summer Picnic in the Zellerbach Garden

Become a member today and join us for the Summer Members-only Picnic Event on July 13 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pack your favorite snacks and meet fellow Garden supporters amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Zellerbach Garden with a live string trio. Freshly baked cookies, tea and a donation bar will be provided. There has never been a better time to support the Garden through Membership.

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Next Plant Sale:
Join the Magnolia Associates

We invite you to become a member of the Garden's Magnolia Associates. If you have included SFBGS in your estate planning through a bequest, or as a beneficiary of an insurance or retirement plan, you already qualify as a member of our Magnolia Associates. Just let us know that you have done so by contacting Lillian Archer, Associate Director of Development:

Call (415) 661-1316 ext. 305 or Email >>

Summer Activities for Kids at the Garden

We've got fun activities planned throughout the summer for kids of all ages. Join the Summer Reading Club, hunt for treasure, dig for worms, work on your green thumb and get out in nature!

Summer Family Programs >>



   At the Library
Check out the New Award-Winning Books at the Library

The Annual Literature Award, created by the Council on Botanical and Horticultural Libraries to recognize significant contributions to the literature of botany and horticulture, honored two monumental resources this year. Conifers around the World, winner in the technical category, and Gardens for a Beautiful America, 1895-1935: Photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnston winner in the general interest category. Both books are available at the Library!

More about the award >>