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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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So grateful to @t.bozic and @timtast1c for their amazing efforts and talents! Prints of Tiffany's gorgeous California pipevine swallowtail butterfly painting inspired by Tim's work were sold and generated over $7,000 to support Tim and the team's butterfly habitat work here at the Garden! You can see Tiffany's original painting and more of her impressive works for yourself on Nov 16th at @joshualinergallery - thanks again Tiffany and Tim! 🦋🌱🖼🤗#sfbotanicalgarden
You + Schoolkids + The Garden = Great Outdoor Volunteerism!

Enjoy being out in the Garden with kids and have some time on your hands this fall? Consider becoming a Children's Walk Guide and help school kids discover the Garden! 
Close to 6,000 elementary school children explore the Garden each year with trained volunteers who work with groups of six to eight children. 
Training classes begin September 26th. If you or someone you know might be interested, more information or to apply - link in profile 📷: @natalienphoto
Friday the 13th is intrinsically an eerie day. One that falls in the middle of October, doubles the eeriness. Honor the mystery of this unusual instance to pursue otherworldly adventures with an evening in the Garden. Discover the darker side of the plant world by scheduling a Toxic Plant tour to learn how plants adapt to ensure digestion or disgust. Close the night by being transported into the elegant netherworld of San Francisco-based singer/pianist/storyteller, @jilltracymusic, as she is your guide through a musical séance— and historical tales on the fine art of poisoning— in the Garden of Fragrance. 
Light snacks will be served and beer will be provided by our partners at @fortpointbeer - ticket link in profile! Tickets are limited and already moving so get yours today! 🌱☠️🔮🎹🍻#sfbotanicalgarden 📷: David Allen
It's the second Tuesday of the month so you know it's FREE DAY at the Garden! Come catch late season WILD Flowers and feel the fall season swiftly approaching. Current highlights pictured here: bugle and blood lilies from the South Africa collection, Matilija poppy, monarch butterfly caterpillar on narrow leaf milkweed and beautiful peeling manzanita bark in the CA Native Plant Garden, and dawn redwoods showing early fall color and Japanese anemone blooming en masse in the Temperate Asia collection. The warm, interesting weather continues... Get out to the Garden and enjoy! #WILDflowers_SFBG #sfbotanicalgarden
The amazingly talented and generous @t.bozic is selling limited edition giclee prints of her stunning ‘California Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly’ painting with all proceeds being donated to the Garden to help support new plantings of native California Pipevine host plants (Aristolochia californica) and to support habitat creation work by Tim Wong @timtast1c for these beautiful native butterflies. Available only this weekend Sept. 9th-10th. This is a timed release and will no longer be available after Sept 10th 2017. Gets yours now on @t.bozic web store - link in profile #sfbotanicalgarden
Throw it back to July, recall your Flower Piano experience, and please tell us all about it! We need to hear from you! Complete a simple online survey before Monday the 11th and be entered to win a Flower Piano Gift Package - survey link in profile - thank you!!! #throwbackthursday #tbt #flowerpiano2017 #flowerpiano #sfbotanicalgarden 📷: @natalienphoto & @spiral_works_productions
New Art Exhibit - Kristin Jakob: Botanical Illustration Retrospective - is up in the Library just in time for the 45th Anniversary Open House this Saturday! Library Open House + Plant Sale feat. CA Native Plants and Succulents sounds like the beginnings to a nice Saturday plan! Come on out! #sfbotanicalgarden #botanicalart #plantsale
Plant Sale this Saturday featuring CA Native Plants and Succulents! As always, in addition to the featured selections there will be many more plants of all kinds! Come and get em! 📷: @saxonholt #sfbotanicalgarden #plantsale #canativeplants #succulents
Some lovely, recent Garden pictures from you all:
Naked ladies (Amaryllis belladonna) are stealing the show in the South Africa collection blooming en masse with color ranging from white to deep magenta. 📷: @kristeniite 
Old man banksia (Banksia serrata) foliage looking like fire 🔥 in the Australia collection 📷: @denray3 
Luculia sp. are blooming and smelling amazing all over the Temperate Asia and Rhododendron collections. 📷: @marisa.graham 
Fresh perspective on a ubiquitous plant in our region, New Zealand flax (Phormium sp.) calming foliage close up 📷: @amombr 
#WILDflowers_SFBG #sfbotanicalgarden
Be a Docent at the Garden, next training starting September 9! 
Meet Savanna Ferguson, Docent - “Serving as a docent gives me the opportunity both to be outside in one of the city's most beautiful places and share my love of plants unabashedly with visitors from all over the world.” Apply today! Last day to apply is September 4. Application link in profile
We caught a couple glimpses of the eclipse through our buddy @karlthefog yesterday but we had another rare sighting in the Garden a couple days ago, too - a healthy, beautiful Coast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans
terrestris)! Spotted and photographed by talented staff member and resident reptile expert: @morganstickrod #sfbotanicalgarden
Relax... adventure... plenty late summer good times to be had in the Garden! #sfbotanicalgarden #WILDflowers_sfbg