At the Garden: SF Botanical Garden Society's monthly newsletter: March 2013
  Magnificent Magnolias at peak bloom to round out the celebration!

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

9 Plant Sale: Magnolias & Companion Plants

9 Secret Gardens Scavenger Hunt

10 Magnificent Magnolias Walk FULL

17 Family Funday

17 Story Time – The Secret Garden

23 Secret Gardens: Designing a Small Space

25 Magnolias by Moonlight FULL

30 The Secret Life of Slugs and Snails FREE

  In April

Mid-April thru September we celebrate our century-old Redwood Grove and award-winning California Native Garden with


California's Best in the Heart of the City!

6 Plant Sale: Spring Bloomers

7 Family Funday

7 Story Time – Can You Dig It? Dirt & Decomposers

13 Native Garden Tour

20 Native Plant Basket Weaving Workshop Series I

21 Family Funday

21 Story Time – Can You Dig It? Dirt & Decomposers

Garden Feast 2013 is on May 15

Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide
Magnolias: A Gardener's Guide
by Jim Gardiner

Special Discounts during Magnificent Magnolias!
Members get 20% off this book and all magnolia-related items during the Magnificent Magnolias celebration; 10% for Non-members.


California Wildflower Images
California Wildflower Images

Inspired by the native plants he saw on his many walks around Marin County, Ernest Clayton painted a series of nearly 200 watercolors from 1938 to 1952. Runs through April.

About this exhibit >>

Magnificent Magnolias
Don't miss the magnolias, now at the height of their bloom! Some of these beauties have hundreds of flowers right now.

Enjoy the not-to-be-missed floral display of nearly 100 rare and historic magnolias as it enters its final month and take advantage of your final chance to see these ephemeral beauties and to join in our related programs and resources!

Featured Magnolia

Prized Magnolias Magnolia x veitchii is the brainchild of Peter Veitch, whose pursuit of a better magnolia resulted in exquisite pink-white chalice-shaped flowers, an upright growth habit, and an extended blooming season.

More info >>

Next plant sale:
Saturday, March 9
Magnolia Walks

Classes, Walks & Family Activities Explore our magnolia collection through a special daytime tour led by magnolia expert Joe Barbaccia or experience Magnolias by Moonlight.

More info >>

2013 Magnolias in Photos

Visitor Photos This year's spectacular Magnolia bloom as photographed by YOU!

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Learn about Magnolias

Magnolias Resources Learn about our collection of nearly 100 magnolias, many rare and historic – the most significant magnolia collection for conservation purposes outside China.

More info >>

   On Your Next Visit
Family Fun
Family Fun

From garden crafts to scavenger hunts, guided walks to story time and a summer book club, we have a bevy of fun, engaging activities at the Botanical Garden. Check out this special feature that details all we have in store for the whole family.

More on our family activities >>

Docent Training
Tell Your Story in the Stones

Make a lasting tribute in celebration or commemoration with a tribute paver on the Fountain Plaza. Reserve yours today in time for the 2013 engraving and commemoration celebration set for late June 2013.

Order by April 15 for 2013 >>

   March Adventures
Secret Gardens
Explore our Secret Gardens

Pick up a map at the entry kiosk and find the Bamboo Forest, the Secret Stairs, the Hidden Dinosaur and more! In collaboration with the world premiere of San Francisco Opera's The Secret Garden, we invite you to take a journey at San Francisco Botanical Garden to explore some of our favorite 'Secret Gardens'.

More info >>

Don't miss SF Opera's special family presentation of The Secret Garden, now through March 10 at Zellerbach Hall

SF Opera's The Secret Garden >>

   Lunar New Year
Record-Breaking Winter Crowd for Lunar New Year Celebration

Warm and sunny weather ushered in the Lunar New Year and thousands of visitors flocked to the Garden to enjoy a celebration of Asian culture on Saturday and Sunday, February 16 and 17, 2013.

Photos of the Celebration >>