Inside the SF Botanical Garden

March 10, 2008 8:34:19 PM PDT
This beautiful weather makes people want to go outside and enjoy the sun! Janelle Marie was at the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Garden in Golden Gate Park with great activities the whole family will enjoy.

San Francisco Botanical Gardens, at Strybing Aboretum in Golden Gate Park
www.sfbotanicalgarden.org

Escape to a unique urban oasis of extraordinary beauty. Enjoy the San Francisco Botanical Garden's world of gardens, excellent horticulture library, bookstore and education programs. The San Francisco Botanical Garden is open daily, 365 days a year and is free to the public.
Weekdays: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Weekends & Holidays: 10 AM to 5 PM
FREE GUIDED walks are given daily at 1:30 PM
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122

Opening Night Party at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
Tuesday, March 11th
6-9 PM
The Opening Night Party is a benefit for the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum. This exciting benefit gala will be held at the Cow Palace, the evening before the Show's public opening.
All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.
Tickets are on sale now ($185)
Party Attire: business, cocktail.
For more info visit www.sfbotanicalgarden.org
Phone: (415) 564-3239 x 303

10 Essential Conservation Measures for California Gardeners:
Here are ten simple steps that California gardeners can take to conserve resources and adapt to California's changing climate.

    1. Plant water-wise native and Mediterranean climate plants
    2. Eliminate or reduce water hungry lawns
    3. Switch to drip irrigation rather than overhead sprinklers
    4. Water in the cooler hours of the morning to minimize evaporation
    5. Use succession planning techniques for creating gradually adapted gardens
    6. Use your gas guzzler less - bike to the nursery, or consolidate your trip with another errand
    7. Reduce reliance on fossil fuel-derived nitrogen fertilizers
    8. Mulch to conserve soil moisture
    9. Compost household and garden waste to create healthy soil
    10. Support legislation that protects the environment


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