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From the Associate Curator

David Kruse-PicklerAssociate Curator David Kruse-Pickler
David has worked at SFBG for almost 4 years, first as Plant Collections Manager, and currently as Associate Curator. Prior to that he volunteered for 2 years as a Docent, Nursery, and Plant Collections volunteer. Currently, he is working on a graduate degree in Plant Systematics of California Native Flora at San Francisco State University.


Our Collections at Your Fingertips

Snapshot of the Plant Finder

The Plant Finder gives you our collections at your fingertips.

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We're pleased to debut a new online tool, the SFBG Plant Finder. If you have an internet connection, you can access our world-class plant collections, putting loads of botanical information at your fingertips. This easy new tool lets you search by common or scientific name, garden section and more. And the results provide detailed information including, specific locations, quantities and photos.

Instructions are located at the top of the page and are colorful and easy to follow. When you are finished with a search you can even produce a printer friendly list.

Designed by members of the Curatorial staff, Tony Morosco of Botanical Technologies and SFBG Web Designer, Connie Dillon, the plant finder is intuitive and simple to use.

The Curatorial Department is in the middle of a 5 year plan to inventory the entire garden and have each plant accounted for. This information is uploaded to the plant database on a daily basis. The Plant Finder gives access to information on every plant from any internet connection. To protect our many rare and endangered plants , as well as, certain 'high-value' plants, specific location information will not be provided for these in the Plant Finder. Information about these specific locations can be requested from the Curatorial Department.

The SFBG Curatorial Department is proud to offer this service. Plans for electronic public access to plant data records have been in development for almost 2 years. So sit back, relax in the comfort of your own home, coffee shop or on your smart phone and enjoy access to the Garden's world class collections.

David Kruse-Pickler
Associate Curator, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society


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