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Shade Plants featured at the Summer Gardening Fair

An annual tradition here at the Botanical Garden, the Summer Gardening Fair is a free, fun and friendly gathering of plant enthusiasts sharing ideas, plants and plant-related items. It is always a great opportunity to meet experts from the local horticultural community and get the right plant for your unique gardening project. This sale will be held at the Arbor next to the Garden Bookstore as part of the Summer Gardening Fair and will feature shade plants.

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Shade is an especially common situation here in San Francisco and unfortunately too often met with disdain from gardeners – shade is great! Here are some of the amazing plants we will have for sale to make you a beautiful shade garden:

  • Some beautiful ferns including Woodwardia with stunning new growth
  • Some choice Heuchera
  • Amorphophallus konjac (Konjac Voodoo Lily)
  • Many in bloom Begonia
  • Some choice Streptocarpus
  • White flowering form of Luculia
  • Acer circinatum (vine maple)
  • Cyclamen hederifolium
  • Cornus nuttallii (western dogwood)

Ask a Master Gardener

Bring your plant questions to the Plant Sale! Master Gardeners will be stationed at pickup by the Plant Arbor from 11:30am–2:30pm.

The plant sale takes place August 2, 10am–4pm at the Arbor adjacent to the Summer Gardening Fair, which takes place 10am–3pm. Don't forget that Members get 10% off their purchases. See you at the Sale!

Don Mahoney

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