Summer's Last Hurrah - Summer Gardening Fair, See Redwoods in the Heart of the City & Fun Activities for the Whole Family!

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Monthly Newsletter
San Francisco Botanical Garden
  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! An Interactive Bug Cooking Workshop

17

Yoga in the Garden

18

Family Funday

24

Bean Sprouts Family Days

24

Yoga in the Garden

31

Yoga in the Garden



Grow Giants Sweatshirts
"Grow Giants!"
Our popular "Grow Giants" hoodies pay homage to our unique botanical heritage and our World Series winning baseball team! Get 'em while they last!



  September

1

Family Funday

7

Habitat Gardening Workshop

7

Ancient Sounds: An Evening of Music with South American Folk Musicians Lulacruza

14

Plant Sale: Native Plants & Succulents

15

Family Funday

18

Japanese Full Moon Walk

21

Xitlalli Danza Azteca

21

Walk in the Clouds

22

Natural Fabric Dye Workshop with Deepa



Please Help Us Reach 1,500 Signatures
We Did It!
The Board of Supervisors recently voted yes on final passage of San Francisco Botanical Garden Society's lease and management agreement with the City and to renew the non-resident admission fee. Thank you for all your support over the past several months as we have worked to secure a steady source of revenue for the Garden and renew our partnership with the City.

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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.

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Woods to Wildflowers
Found only on the northern California coast, redwood trees are the tallest living things on earth – Visit them without leaving the City!

Featuring: Sequoia sempervirens

Featured Plant The cornerstone species in the Redwood Grove, the cherished Coast redwood towers above all else in the Garden. The tallest living thing on earth, reaching up to 369 feet, it grows only in coastal regions of the California coast blanketed by summer fog.

Summer Family Fun

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.



Summer Gardening Fair

Walks & Guided Tours

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



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
Be Our Guest

Now is the perfect time to share your guest passes with out-of-town friends and family. Guest Passes are offered at the $125 Garden Lover member level and above.

Upgrade or join today for this wonderful benefit!

Next Plant Sale:
Saturday, August 3
Shade Plants

Summer Activities for Kids at the Garden

We've got fun activities planned throughout the summer for kids of all ages. Go on a bug hunt, listen to a garden story, play pine cone basketball, create an herb bundle and get out in nature!

Summer Family Programs >>



   At the Library
Art Exhibit Proposals Welcome

The Art Exhibits Selection Committee will meet in late August to review portfolios and select artists for upcoming exhibits in the Helen Crocker Russell Library. Interested artists should call the Library at (415) 661-1316, ext. 403 for more information.

Art exhibits display fine art across all media featuring subjects in the botanical, horticultural and natural world. Artwork is available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Library. The Library is open, free of charge, from 10am–4pm, every day except Tuesdays and major holidays.

View Current Art Exhibit >>

Next Exhibit: Conifers & Cones

This exciting new exhibit by G. Lee Boerger spans 20+ years of science and art, including illustrations for San Francisco Botanical Garden signage along with monoprints, colored pencil and paintings on panels and canvas.