Since 1933 . . .

Since 1933 . . .

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


Next Monthly Meeting

July Meeting

meeting-201807Salvias: Some of my Favorites

with Kermit Carter, of Flowers by the Sea, Elk (Mendocino coast)
Monday, July 16, 2018 – 7:00pm
SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

Kermit-CarterFlowers by the Sea is a mail order nursery, offering over 400 species and varieties of Salvias. It has been in operation since 1991 – first in Half Moon Bay and since 1995 on the Mendocino Coast in Elk. Kermit Carter, the founder, operates the nursery with his wife Vikki. The VIBE and BODACIOUS series of Salvias, developed by Mr. Carter, are sold in nurseries throughout the US and Canada.

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August Meeting

The Plants of Lesotho

meeting-201808with Bongani, Botanic Garden Curator, Lesotho Highlands Development Authority
Monday, August 20, 2018 – 7:00pm
SF County Fair Bldg – 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco

Completely land locked within South Africa, Lesotho has four distinct geographical regions: mountains, foothills, lowlands and the Orange River valley. Mountains cover two-thirds of the surface area, the highest point being 11,424 feet. This varied topography supports a tremendous diversity in the range of plants. Bongani is self-educated, and he figured out how to propagate the difficult Aloe polyphylla. The Munich Botanical Garden has recognized his work, and he has spent much time there working on their collections.