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Design with Palms (203-239)

Mon, Jun 16, 7:00pm

  • Palms are only for tropical gardens
  • All palms get too big for small gardens
  • Planting palms in the Bay Area will make it look like Los Angeles
If you believe these things are true, give us a chance to blow your mind!

Garden designer and nursery owner Flora Grubb and Bay Area palm expert Jason Dewees will do their best to convince you that palms belong in our California gardens. Two centuries after European gardening started on the West Coast, Californians have only begun to explore the many roles palms play in gardens- as durable, architectural foliage; natural vertical elements; animated, acoustically pleasing canopy; informal hedges; food- and- fiber-providing plants; and Mediterranean-style mainstays. See palms anew with the help of Flora and Jason Dewees’ myth-busting ideas. And remember, we are talking about San Francisco Bay Area gardens, where Flora and Jason use palms most.

Flora Grubb is a noted garden designer and the owner of Flora Grubb Gardens, in San Francisco’s Bayview. Jason Dewees is a palm expert on staff at Flora Grubb gardens who has consulted on palm collections of the Conservatory of Flowers and San Francisco Botanical Garden.

Instructors Flora Grubb
Jason Dewees
Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO Free to Cal Hort and SFBGS members. Others $5 
Notes Mon, Jun 16, 7:00pm  
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Registration Pre-registration is not required. Meet at the County Fair Building.  
ADMISSION FREE: all San Francisco City & County Residents, Members & School Groups     /     $7 Non-residents     /     Discounted fee: Seniors, Students & Children     |     We are located at the corner of 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park.     |     (415) 661-1316

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