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Savanna! Earns Top Honors at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Many Thanks to the Amazing Design Team and to the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show

Mike Boss of Rock & Rose Landscapes and John Greenlee of John Greenlee and Associates worked hard to create a labyrinth of tall grasses for public view, and came out winners...all for a good cause: the entire stock of plant materials used in Savanna! was generously donated by Suncrest Nurseries and John Greenlee and Associates, and was raffled off to benefit the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Savanna! Exhibit at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show 2012

Savanna! Took These Awards at the Show:

Golden Gate Cup (Best in Show)
Show Gold Medal
Pacific Horticulture Gold Medal
Alumni Garden Creators Gold Medal

Congratulations and Thank You, Mike, John and Suncrest!

Over $3,000 Raised for the Garden! Even More Reason to Cheer: Raffle Winner Donates Plants to the Garden!

Mike Boss and Don Mahoney divide up the Savanna! collection

Mike Boss and Don Mahoney divide up the Savanna! collection

The raffle drawing took place at the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show's Gala in the Gardens, Saturday, March 24, which also benefitted SFBGS to the tune of over $3,000.

In a very generous move, the raffle winner (who wishes to remain anonymous) donated the winning plant material, valued at over $10,000, to the Botanical Garden Society.

In turn, the Botanical Garden Society was able to distribute this impressive amount of grasses to benefit other institutions. On the Monday after the event, our parking lot was a hive of activity as staff and gardeners unloaded the truck. Curator Don Mahoney worked with Mike Boss to select some specimens for the Garden and donate a great selection of grasses to the City of Oakland, UC Berkeley's Botanical Garden and several other institutions. We can't thank you enough Mike, John, Suncrest Nurseries and San Francisco Flower & Garden Show!

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