Protecting the Environment
As members of the Circle you protect our 55-acre ark of life – saving plants means saving our environment! Funds raised through Strybing Circle are dedicated to the mission and goals of the Curatorial Department and to underwriting its annual operating budget.
Not a member of the Strybing Circle? Join or upgrade today! Contact Heidi Wohlwend at (415) 564-3239, ext. 304 or Heidi@sfbg.org.
Strybing Circle Events
Leaves and Pods Curator Walk and Talk
Thursday, April 25, 2013, 5:30–7:30pm
5:30 pm: Walk with Don Mahoney, SFBGS Curator
6:30 pm: Wine and appetizers on the Library Terrace with Mary Ellen Hannibal and Josie Iselin
Leaves and Pods, published in 2006, with text by local environmental author Mary Ellen Hannibal and photographs by Josie Iselin, is both an art book and a nature guide; it combines aesthetic delight with scientific fact to explore the splendor, complexity, and purpose of some of the most familiar objects in our own Botanical Garden. Dr. Mahoney will guide attendees on a walk focused on magnolia, ginkgo, yew and other trees depicted in Leaves and Pods, and each guest will take home a copy as their gift.
Levels & Benefits
Benefits of Membership
Protea - $1,000 - $2,499
Invitations to special events, featuring our Curator Walk and Talks: hosted by a member of the curatorial staff, showcasing our incredible collection.
Cycad - $2,500 - $4,999
All of the Protea benefits plus:
Designated telephone assistance line to help you plan your visit - including a Curator-led tour.
Camellia - $5,000 - $9,999
All of the Cycad benefits plus:
A customized experience for you and a guest - a unique behind-the-scenes Garden tour, including visits with Garden curators and staff.
Rhododendron- $10,000 - $24,999
All of the Camellia benefits plus:
Invitation to a private luncheon and round-table discussion with Garden leaders.
Cypress - $25,000 and above
All of the Rhododendron benefits plus:
Ability to schedule a private VIP tour and reception with a Garden curator, leader or educator for up to 12 people.