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San Francisco Botanical Garden

Members Get Triple the Adventure in September
by Heidi Wohlwend
September 10, 2012

On Thursday, September 13, members of the California Academy of Sciences, the Conservatory of Flowers, and San Francisco Botanical Garden are invited to visit any of the three destinations at no charge. And beginning this month, San Francisco Botanical Garden, the Conservatory of Flowers and California Academy of Sciences will send you traveling through time with Dino Discovery in Golden Gate Park.

In addition, The Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering 2-for-1 admission to the art exhibit, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought for both Contemporary Jewish Museum and San Francisco Botanical Garden members until September 9th. Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art, and Jewish Thought is an exciting opportunity to explore the subject of the tree in Jewish tradition through the lens of contemporary artists who enable us to see the world in new ways and to encourage us to find fresh meaning in tradition. The tree is a universally potent symbol with particular significance in Judaism, especially now as global environmental concerns have begun to impact contemporary Jewish practice.

“We are always looking for new ways to engage our members” explained Sue Ann Schiff, executive director of the Garden Society. “Partnering with other local museums will give our members the opportunity to explore different things to do in San Francisco.”

Membership in the San Francisco Botanical Garden supports the living museum of plants. Benefits of membership include free admission to the Garden, Annual Plant Sale preview privileges, lively social events, discounts on programs, books, and plants at San Francisco Botanical Garden and at selected local nurseries; and free admission and discounts at many other botanical gardens. For more information about becoming a member of San Francisco Botanical Garden, call (415) 666-2211.

About San Francisco Botanical Garden Society The Botanical Garden Society’s mission is to build communities of support for the Botanical Garden and to cultivate the bond between people and plants. The Society works in partnership with the City of San Francisco’s Recreation and Park Department to support San Francisco Botanical Garden.

With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, the Botanical Garden Society funds Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for the Botanical Garden and for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden Bookstore and Plant Arbor, and welcomes visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the world.

The San Francisco Botanical Garden Society provides daily docent-led tours of the Garden and arranges group tours. The Society holds daily and monthly plant sales providing a unique opportunity to acquire garden plants seldom found in commercial plant nurseries or garden centers. SFBGS’s educational programs include gardening classes, educational lectures, guided walks, children’s garden programs, and other family activities.

The Garden Bookstore and The Arbor, feature a wonderful variety of plants for purchase, many propagated by SFBGS volunteers, as well as numerous gardening books and volumes on related subjects including natural science, environmental conservation, horticulture, plant life and gardening tips.

About San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG)

San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The Garden’s 55 acres include more than 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world and native to California, including a century-old redwood grove. This tremendous plant diversity is displayed in 26 geographic and thematic gardens displaying African plants, Asian plants, and rarities from Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, plus SFBG’s award-winning California Native Plant Garden. Almost 30 percent of the species in the Garden have been wild-collected and many are rare and endangered. These collections make a trip to SFBG an amazing natural experience.

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