See the Cloud Forests bloom, Support your Garden today to attend the upcoming Members-Only Event and Conifers & Cones Art Exhibit in Library continues!

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


Plant Sale: Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons


Chocolate 101 with Dandelion Chocolate


Fall Members-Only Event


Harvest Full Moon Walk


Cloud Forest Discovery


Children's Story Time


Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of the Cloud Forest


Pumpkin Carving and Cocktails in the Garden


Children's Story Time


Conifers and Cones by G. Lee Boerger: 20+ Years of Science and Art
& Cones

Don't miss G. Lee Boerger's brand exhibit celebrating the venerable conifer through printmaking, acrylic on canvas and panels, and colored pencil, representing over 20 years of combining science with art.

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Rock Garden Class Series: Part I


Birding at the Garden


Children's Story Time


Plant Sale: End-of-the-Season Sale


Chocolate and Coffee Pairing with Four Barrel Coffee and Dandelion Chocolate


Rock Garden Series: Part II


Autumnal Walk in the Clouds with Don Mahoney


Children's Story Time


Sunprinting Scarf Workshop

Cloud Forests: Beauty in the Mist
See Cloud Forests in bloom this fall at one of the only botanical gardens in the world where rare and endangered beauties of the high-elevation cloud forests thrive outdoors!
In Bloom: Deppea splendens

Deppea splendens Once native to Chiapas, Mexico, Deppea splendens has faced extinction not once, but twice, and both times SFBG helped bring it back from the brink. Read this comeback kid's amazing story in this month's In Bloom.

Classes & Events

Chocolate and Coffee Pairing Learn more about these alluring, mist-loving plants on special, guided walks with SFBG Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney or docent naturalist Dr. Joe Barbaccia. Enjoy and engage further with special classes and events like a class on medicinal and poisonous plants of the Cloud Forest, Chocolate 101 with San Francisco's own award-winning, bean-to-bar chocolatier, Dandelion Chocolate, and more!

Next Plant Sale:
Saturday, October 12
Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons

Self-Guided Walks, an App and Knowledgeable Docent Naturalists to Help you Along!

Cloud Forest App Explore the Cloud Forest on your own with a free Mesoamerican Cloud Forest Highlights Map and our very own Cloud Forest App, including featured plants, locations, bloom time and more. Expand your knowledge and learn from docent naturalists at free weekly guided tours and at interpretation stations in the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest.

Resources & Discounts

Dig deeper and learn more with an amazing Guide to Sources on Cloud Forest Plants from the Library! At the Garden Bookstore, take advantage of 10% off cloud forest-related items!

Member Events
Join us for the Fall Members-Only Celebration!

Become a member today and join us for the upcoming Members-only event on Saturday, October 12, from 1–3pm in the Exhibition Garden. This family event will have an assortment of child-friendly activities, popcorn, cider and adult beverages, plus a mix of old-time, gypsy, bluegrass, jazz, Irish, and ragtime music from the Sour Mash Hug Band.

Celebrate fall and become a member of the Garden you love today!

Cloud Forest Discovery
Kids Make Their Own Cloud Forest Discovery

On Sunday, October 20, families with children of all ages are invited to follow a Story Trail leading from either gate into the heart of the Cloud Forest. Join us there between 11:30am and 1:30pm to create your own pop-up cloud forest to take home!

Learn more

Thank You Heidi–Best of Luck!

Heidi WohlwendAfter five years of service to SFBGS, Donor Relations Manager Heidi Wohlwend is moving on. We will miss her deeply and express our heartfelt gratitude for all her dedicated work to build communities of support for San Francisco Botanical Garden. There is little in our development operations that Heidi has not been involved in; she developed wonderful relationships with many of our donors and volunteers who will miss her, we know. But, they will not miss her more than her colleagues – visit soon, Heidi!