SF Flower and Garden show

March 11, 2008 5:32:52 PM PDT
Spring is just around the corner so it's time to get outdoors and do some gardening! House Doctor Lisa Quinn was at the Cow Palace for the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show with some great tips on how to create the garden of your dreams!

San Francisco Flower and Garden Show
March 12th - 16th, 2008

    The Cow Palace
    2600 Geneva Ave
    Daly City, CA 94014

    Wed. - Sat. 9 AM - 8 PM
    Sunday 9 AM - 6 PM

    2008 Ticket Prices
    Adults: $20
    1/2 Day: $13
    Youth (6-17): $4
    5 and Under: FREE


The Flower & Garden Show - a three acre feast of delights for anyone who loves plants, design, and just being green.

The Container Garden Display:
Running out of space? Don't care to garden too much? Gets some hints on how to create beauty in a small space from 6 groups of designers. Learn how to Grow trees, vegetables, succulents, Mediterranean and native plants in unusual and artful containers. Visit our Container Garden page to learn more. Attend a seminar for even more hints on how to do it!

It gets bigger every year! More fun for the family with bees, tiny plants in pots and plants that eating living things. Don't miss the giant tree man, quietly resting in place awaiting your visit. Visit the Sproutopia page to learn more.

Hot Plant Picks:
The California Horticultural Society once again picks out some glorious new plants that have just appeared in the trade. Cultivation information and experts on hand to give advice.

The best bonsai club in the west once again demonstrates this ancient art with lovely specimens of great age, and demonstrations for the beginner. Tim Kong, a master Bonsai teacher, will also give classes in Sproutopia for tiny bonsai enthusiasts.

Check the seminar schedule for over 80 fascinating talks on everything from designing to the latest colors in the garden.

Health Pavilion:
Visit the Health Pavilion to check out that all important subject - the health of the gardener!

Flower Lobby and Display Cases:
Slow down as you walk through the lobby and take in expert floral design from CGC I, the lovely orchid display and the butterfly showcase from the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers.

Wine Bars:
We've heard your requests! There are now three wine bars around the garden floor arena with fresh sandwiches and salads available for a light meal.

The Opening Night Party:
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, on Tuesday, March 11, 6 PM until 9 PM, the evening before the Show's public opening.

The Opening Night Party is an enchanting evening where guests will be the first to see the magnificent display gardens while enjoying delicacies by Dan McCall Catering and a Martini bar provided by Grey Goose Vodka. All proceeds benefit the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.
Tickets are on sale now ($185) by phone at (415) 564-3239 x 303.
Party Attire: business, cocktail.
For more info visit: www.sfbotanicalgarden.org