In a return engagement and before a packed crowd, Temescal Quartet presented a wonderful Sunday afternoon classical music treat, with an Irish Surprise. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 4 pm. Tickets at the door: $20 suggested donation, but no one turned away. Light Refreshments Served. Doors Open at 3:30 pm.
The program: Haydn Quartet followed by a Brahms Sextet (Temescal Quartet members Barbara Riccardi, Katherine Button, Jonna Hervig and Ruth Lane will be joined by Victoria Ehrlich and Valerie Tisdel).… Read More
Take a Saturday morning and show the Conservatory some TLC. Under supervision of RPD gardeners, weeding, clean-up. Thanks to observant + loyal Friend Sally Ross for keeping an eye on the weeds and getting our workdays coordinated with RPD. Refreshments Served. Our next workday is TBA.
Featured Project: Conservatory Median Project. Enjoying the eye-candy in front of the Conservatory (200 block of Monterey between Baden + Congo). We are indebted to Friend Andrea O’Leary for the vision and determination to … Read More
We couldn’t have been more pleased when the restoration of the Conservatory won Project of the Year Award 2009 for Historic Restorations (under $5 million). The award was granted to the San Francisco Department of Public Works by the Northern California chapter of the American Public Works Association covering 11 counties. See the restored Conservatory lit at dusk.
Project: City + County of SF … Read More
So many couples have booked the Conservatory for their wedding, and found it to be “intimate,” “perfect, and ” full of “unique charm” and “loads of sunlight.”‘ “[A]n amazing spot” and “hidden treasure,” it “fit our 65 guests perfectly.” Rental Information.
Photo: Becky Burgin, Art of Emotion Wedding Photography. … Read More
How rare to come upon an authentic space of wonder in the middle of the city grid.
William Augustus Merralls, a British engineer and inventor, built this Victorian oasis next to his home on an old dairy farm, in the new Sunnyside District in 1898. Merralls’s original vision was to gather up exotic treasures for his own private delight. His home (now 258 Monterey) still stands today. A serial entrepreneur, Merralls made his money in the invention and sale … Read More
It was balmy for our beloved annual tradition this year. Thanks to everyone who came out to carve, chat, and enjoy hot cider and fabulous halloween cookies. One family made a wonderful San Francisco Giants themed pumpkin to cheer on our Giants who clinched the World Series later that night. See everyone again next year! Start gathering your inspiration now!
Sunday, October 28, 2012. 2 pm-4 pm, Free
Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will … Read More