In this Issue
New Classes & Events
Special Preview Screening of "Butterflies & Bulldozers"
Winter Gift from the Garden
A seasonal treat this month at the Garden is the winter-blooming South Africa native, Erica canaliculata
. Commonly known as "Christmas Heather," this bushy evergreen shrub is not a heather at all, but a heath. It sports dark green needle-like leaves year-round and a profusion of pink bell-shaped flowers in winter, making it look rather like a misshapen Christmas tree covered in snow. Erica canaliculata
can be found in the South Africa Garden and in this month's In Bloom
feature, complete with photos, plant profile and exact locations.
From the Executive Director
As I sit to write you during this holiday season, having just celebrated Thanksgiving, I pause to reflect on what those of us associated with the Botanical Garden have to be thankful for. First, we have the glorious climate that makes this collection possible and flourish. Second, we are standing on the shoulders of a number of men and women who had the foresight, perseverance and talent to take an area of wind blown sand dunes and turn it into one of the most beautiful urban parks (and botanical gardens) in the nation.
In 1860 this was an inhospitable place for most of the plants now in the Botanical Garden's collections. Most said it couldn't be done, no one could plant a viable park in such an environment. But along came William Hammond Hall…
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New Classes & Events
Butterflies & Bulldozers
See the exclusive preview of this fascinating local film that tells the story of the largest urban open space in the country - San Bruno Mountain.
Thursday, December 6
7:00 - 9:30 pm.
WATCH THE TRAILER >>
A Winter Gift From the Garden
A unique gift for the person who has everything
Give them flowers all year long! A gift membership is a unique way to support the Garden and introduce others to the Garden we all love. Holiday gift, birthday present or thank you gift for your host, …a gift membership to SFBGS is perfect for the garden lovers on your list.
Benefits of Gift Membership include:
- Admission to the Annual Plant Sale & Members-Only Preview Sale
- Invitations to Members-Only Events
- Discounts at more than 75 Bay Area nurseries, AND MUCH MORE
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Giving a gift membership is easy… Register Online, or call the Membership Department at (415) 564-3239, ext. 303. You’ll get the gift of knowing that you are supporting a San Francisco treasure… the Garden we all love!