Since 1933 . . .

Since 1933 . . .

. . . we’ve been dedicated to bringing together gardeners & garden professionals, through meetings and other events, to share their experiences.


Coming Events

August Meeting

The Untapped Treasure Trove of UC Santa Cruz Arboretum & Botanic Garden

Monday, August 19, 2019 • 7 p.m.
SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

with Martin Grantham

For the past year, Martin Grantham has been working at UCSC Arboretum as Nursery Manager, renewing the South African and Australian collections, learning a lot, including the odd pollination biology in Lachenaultia, hybridization and seed production in Leucospermum, and the rooting and growing requirements across all the collections. He will share some of the lessons learned, and a goodly number of impressive plants that light up this public garden over a calendar year.

Recently holding a position at San Francisco State and with many years at the UC Berkeley Botanic Garden, Martin has extensive training in botany that has informed his practice of experimental and ornamental horticulture. He is a total plant nerd with expertise in hard-to-propagate plants.

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September Meeting

Microclimates in Your Garden: It’s Not Hawaii, It Just Looks Like It!

Monday, September 15, 2019 • 7 p.m.
SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

with Bruce Ritter

Bruce Ritter has been pushing the limits of what he can grow ever since he lived in New York, and has not stopped now that he gardens in Sacramento. He has had both great successes and dismal failures in his attempts to grow the “impossible.” He freely admits that he is in a state of zonal denial.

Bruce and his partner Linda are the cofounders of the Sacramento Botanical Garden, and are in the process of creating a botanical garden for the city of Sacramento.

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