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Summer Gardening Fair (212-010)

Saturday, August 4th - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Summer Gardening Fair

Saturday, August 4, 10:00am–3:00pm

An annual tradition at the Botanical Garden, the Summer Gardening Fair is a free, fun and friendly gathering of plant enthusiasts sharing ideas, plants and plant-related items.

Gardens thrive in the summer, even in San Francisco's fog! In fact, our unique climate means that in your San Francisco garden you can grow some incredible rarities like the almost extinct Deppea splendens, or other cloud forest plants from Chile or Central America. In our nursery we're propagating many plants that you won't find at big-box stores or commercial nurseries. The Plant Arbor will be well stocked with great selections from the Nursery.

Come to the Fair to learn more about plants and gardening from our volunteers and plant specialists, and representatives of local horticultural and conservation organizations. Join a local plant club, buy plants and plant products, or simply enjoy a day in the Garden.

  • Meet experts from the local horticultural community
  • Browse a wide selection of new and used books
  • Purchase special plants and growing materials
  • Marvel at summer fuchsias and begonias
  • Experience butterflies up close
  • See the inside of a beehive

Enter at the Main Gate of San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, near 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way.

Featured Vendors:

  • Mendocino Lavender/Butterfly Ranch
  • UC Master Gardeners
  • The Urban Farmer Store
  • Terra Viridis Nursery
  • Butterflies and Caterpillars: Andy Liu, butterfly habitat educator
  • San Francisco Beekeepers Association
  • Christopher Quock Chinese Brush Painting
  • Spindles & Flyers

Garden Clubs:

  • African Violet Society
  • San Francisco Begonia Society
  • Bromeliad Society of San Francisco
  • San Francisco Epiphyllum Society
  • San Bruno Fuchsia Society
  • San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society
  • San Francisco Rose Society
  • Mycological Society of San Francisco

Contact Kitty Fisher at (415) 661-1316 ext. 400 for vendor opportunities.

Image Missing: Summer Gardening Fair 2011
Photo by Bob Eckert 2011.

Image Missing: Summer Gardening Fair 2011
Photo by Bob Eckert 2011.

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Fees MEMBERSHIP INFO $50.00 Vendor opportunities available. 
Notes Saturday, August 4th - 10:00am - 3:00pm


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ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $9 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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