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A Spring Evening in the Arthur Menzies Garden (202-216)

Thu, May 1, 5:30pm: Terry Seefeld, Theodore Kipping, Jacob Sigg

Every year we try to arrange for one of our programs to be an after-hours stroll and picnic in San Francisco Botanical Garden’s award-winning Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants.

This year’s visit, scheduled for the height of the spring blooming season, will be led by three of the Garden’s expert luminaries. Terry Seefeld has been the Menzies Garden gardener for more than a decade, and has developed a special love and knowledge for cultivating and caring for this gem. He will give us an inside peek into this oasis. Our chapter conservation chair (and much more!!!) Jake Sigg spent 16 years of his city gardener career as caretaker and supervisor of the Menzies Garden. Jake will share with us the history of many of the well-established plants, as well as some wonderful stories from the past. Ted Kipping has been involved with SFBG most of his life, as gardener, treeworker, and always generous volunteer of time and expertise. A trained geologist, skilled in botany and horticulture, Ted’s breadth of natural history knowledge is extraordinary, and his ability to see, interpret, and explain his observations is unsurpassed. He is likely to draw our attention to things we never noticed before.

Bring your bag supper and enjoy a communal dinner in the garden, around the stone circle, amidst the wildflower meadow and the evening wildlife. Enjoy guided walks from our experts, and take advantage of the opportunity to ask them questions. Cold beverages and cookies will be provided. Meet in the parking lot behind the County Fair Building before 5:30 pm. Please be on time, as we may have to lock the gate behind us. Be sure to bring your own supper!

Instructors Terry Seefeld
Jacob Sigg
Theodore Kipping
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO Free to CNPS and SFBGS members 
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Registration Pre-registration is not required. Meet in the parking lot behind the County Fair Building.  
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