San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Cultivating the bond btw people and plants for over 75 years. 8500+ kinds of plants. 55 acres in gorgeous Golden Gate Park. #sfbotanicalgarden

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Tree daisies (Montanoa spp.) from the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest, fall color in the Temperate Asia collection, and other late bloomers like yellow form Aloe arborescens in The South Africa collection, as well as Polyspora longicarpa (spent flowers floating), and fragrant Luculia spp. in the Temperate Asia collection are just a few of the many fall highlights in the Garden right now - with the recent rains the Garden looks refreshed and gorgeous! Get out there and enjoy! #sfbotanicalgarden #sfbgcloudforest
Celebrate the season of giving by donating to your Garden! Your tax-deductible gift keeps this urban oasis accessible to all. Donate link in profile. Thank you!!! #sfbotanicalgarden
You all are rocking fall in the Garden 🤗🌼🍂🌲🌳🌵🌿
1 - Honeybee on a tree daisy (Montanoa sp.) in the Cloud Forest by @alisonmbrown 
2 - @wunderkind and crew make it to the Bamboo Tunnel in the Temperate Asia collection
3 - @sanfrancisco paid the Garden a visit and got some beautiful shots including this one of the New Zealand collection in the glorious fall light 
4 - @amynstiers enjoys a stroll through Temperate Asia collection 
5 - @tatianaluisaa catches an offseason Puya flowering in the Succulent Garden... 6 - @dollydoesamerica relishing the wonder of the Redwood Grove in fall
7 - @sdzhong finds an amazing moment with the cutest water droplets on Bocconia leaves in the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest
8 - One more luscious tree daisy (Montanoa sp.) from @gojogo 
Thank you all for sharing the magic 🙌✨
TONIGHT (11/2) in the Library! FREE Natural Color Book Talk and Demo with author @sashaduerr ! 
Details in profile link
Imagine that tiny cute daisy you thought you knew turning into a monstrous, 50' beast of a plant... SCARY! Ok... not really... mostly just cuter... we kind of tried... Happy Halloween 👻🎃! In the Mesoamerican Cloud Forest, many plants whose relatives we know to be fairly small, like daisies, dahlias, and groundsel, turn into huge plants with massive foliage and clusters of flowers in their competition for precious sunshine and pollinator attention. The tree daisies (Montanoa spp.) are a prime example of this and are starting to bloom now. There are also a few impressive tree daisy specimens out of place in the Chile collection and along the fence line in the Southeast Asian Cloud Forest collection that are near peak bloom and definitely worth seeing - come check them out! #sfbgcloudforest #sfbotanicalgarden
Golden fuchsia (Deppea splendens) in the morning light on another warm, beautiful day in the Garden. Believed to be saved from extinction in its native home of Chiapas, Mexico through cultivation at three U.S. botanical gardens including SFBG. Come see this rare plant in bloom along with many more gorgeous Cloud Forest plants, other late bloomers, and classic fall foliage now. Fall is such a nice time of year to be out here! #sfbgcloudforest #sfbotanicalgarden
Enjoy some Flower Power from our friends @sfantiquesshow !

Preview Gala October 25. 
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason
Celebrating FLOWER POWER: Floral Imagery in Art, Antiques & Design “Always utter magic and a feast for the eyes”. Now in its 36th year, the Show presents 51 of the finest international art and antiques dealers showing a breadth of pieces from across the globe and through the centuries. It is a must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts of art, antiques and design. 
Programming includes the renowned Lecture Series, Book Signings, Cocktail Hour Talks, Tastings, and Performances, covering topics ranging from design to party-planning to California art to flower arranging. 
100% of net proceeds support the nonprofit Enterprise for Youth that empowers young people to prepare for and discover career opportunities (@enterprise_youth). Tickets and info at
In addition to the unique and immersive Cloud Forest collections there are other unusual late bloomers this time of year in the Garden like the beautiful natal lily (Crinum moorei) from South Africa. Traditional fall color is also becoming more pronounced throughout the Garden as the days continue to shorten and temperatures dip. Keep an eye on our story for all the seasonal highlights. #sfbotanicalgarden #fall
FYI - we love you and are trying to be safe and do what's right...
From our friends @andytownsf :

DONATION CENTER! We are collecting donations for the Wine Country Fire victims at our roastery at 3016 Taraval. Please drop off items between 7AM and 5PM today and tomorrow. We will be driving all donated items (along with a ton of pastries and coffee) up to the Petaluma shelter on Thursday morning first thing. Please like and share this post.

What’s needed in highest demand:
Air Mattresses and cots
Phone Chargers
Dry and Canned Pet Food
(Dog, Cat, Kitten)
Animal crates and carriers small and large
Dog Bowls (Any bowls for food and water)
Can Openers
Other pet supplies
(litter, bedding, leashes, collars)
Baby Strollers
Baby Carries
Personal Protection Equipment
(Masks, latex gloves, etc.)
Duct Tape

Other items:
Non-perishable food items (that don’t need to be cooked)
Can Openers
Camp stoves
Personal hygiene products
(toothbrushes, tooth paste, deodorant, baby wipes, soap, etc)
Diapers in all sizes
Baby Food
New Socks
New Underwear
Toilet Paper
Feminine Hygiene Products
Bandaids, Antibacterial Ointment, Etc.
Duffle Bags
Children’s books
Coloring Books
Coloring supplies
Happy Fleet Week! Through Monday, October 9, both the @conservatoryofflowers and Garden will offer free admission to all in uniform military personnel (or those with valid military ID) and their families to honor the contributions of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces - Please visit the Conservatory to get a taste of the tropics and catch their special exhibit, Butterflies & Blooms, and also enjoy the Garden’s unique Cloud Forest collections and other late bloomers at their best during the beautiful fall season. Thank you for your service! #fleetweeksf #sfbotanicalgarden #sfbgcloudforest
Cloud Forests season officially starts this Sunday, October 1 and this gorgeous, delicate Cuphea 'Strybing Sunset', golden fuchsia (Deppea splendens), the world's tallest palm tree and much more will all be ready for you to come visit and say hello 🤗☁️🌴🌼🌺 Fall is the best time to discover the enchanting plants of the world's misty, tropical high elevation forests, thriving here, too, thanks to San Francisco's famous fog... you know, that guy @karlthefog 😄 #sfbgcloudforest #sfbotanicalgarden 📷: @kreate_photography