botanical garden

Wildflowers in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

March 04, 2014
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Entry to the garden. Photo by David Kruse-Pickler

Hundreds of native wildflowers bloom with life as the meadows awaken at the San Francisco Botanical Garden. A colorful show for any botanic enthusiast, we have 5 reasons to further persuade a trip this spring, just be careful not forget your heart in San Francisco when you leave.

See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden

February 25, 2014
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Magnolia campbellii ‘Strybing White’ is the largest magnolia at the San Francisco Botanical Gardens, towering over 80 feet. Photo by Auweia

In February, the San Francisco Botanical Garden becomes the ideal setting for a romantic rendezvous. It’s the time of year when the velvety silver buds on the branches of the garden’s magnolia trees burst open into pink and white flowers that fill the garden with soft pastel colors and sweet, fragrant scents.

Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light

January 15, 2014
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Cypress shadow, Great Meadow, by Stephen Kane

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree.” This exaltation, expressed in words by Joyce Kilmer, is conveyed visually in a new photography exhibit on display at the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture in San Francisco.

Event: Hugo França at the Fairchild Botanic Garden ~ Dec. 1 thru May 31

December 02, 2013
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“Itapema Chaise”- designed by Hugo França, 2013. Made from pequi wood. 43.3” H x 86.6” W x 49.2” D. Approximately 441 lbs.

Explore a Tropical Paradise

November 06, 2013
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The moment you enter Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Fla., you are transported to the tropics. It is the only garden of its kind in the United States, encompassing 83 acres of rare tropical plant collections and native wildlife.

Gardens Aglow at the Holidays

December 21, 2012
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To celebrate the season, botanic gardens and conservatories decorate their collections with lights, ribbons, and sculptures. From Washington's glowing grapes to Nevada's illuminated cacti, gardens feature their emblematic plants as well as the always-lovely poinsettia.  

Bellevue Botanical Garden  Bellevue, WA