Our next workday is Saturday, December 6, 2014: 9 am – 12 noon. Come out and show the Conservatory some TLC. Under supervision of RPD gardeners. Thanks to loyal Friend Sally Ross for keeping an eye on the weeds and coordinating workdays. Refreshments Served.
Plant Signage is coming to the Conservatory in 2014! Now when you spy a favorite plant in the Conservatory garden, you will be able to identify it right then and there. Thanks again for Sally Ross … Read More
Sunday, December 7, 2014, 1-3. Free
Multi-media artist and recycler Monica Lee inspires us once again our card making party. This year, she and artist Dorothy Yuki add ornaments! Check out her wonderful pictures and blog post about earlier incarnations day!
Gather up your old holiday cards, gift-wrap, calendars, and magazines. Lots of examples and inspiration for handmade cards and ornaments using recycled, found, salvaged and everyday materials will be provided, along with some cardstock, punches, and other notions. Check … Read More
What a long haul and transformation from a neglected, graffiti-tagged shell of a Conservatory to an award-winning jewel. We couldn’t have been more pleased when the Conservatory won Project of the Year Award 2009 for Historic Restorations (under $5 million). The award was granted to the SF Department of Public Works by the Northern California chapter of the American Public Works Association covering 11 counties. And that’s not all: the Conservatory and Friends group were subsequently awarded one of … Read More
We’re thrilled with our Menagerie in the Conservatory garden. When the Friends asked for “inventive delights” and “wonder, whimsy, and the stubbornly quirky and daring,” Wowhaus understood us. It was a joy to work with Scott + Ene during the process. Visitors always comment on the “fabulous,” “wonderfully odd,” “weird and groovy” sculptures, and the “elegant” design choices.
Sunnyside Menagerie is a collection of 23 fantastical bronze creatures designed by the artist team of Wowhaus. Commissioned by the SFAC’s Public… 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.
Featured Post Photo: Becky Burgin, Art of Emotion Wedding Photography. … Read More
Our beloved annual tradition! Join friends and family to carve, chat, and enjoy cider and fabulous halloween cookies.
Sunday, October 26, 2014, 2 pm-4 pm, Free. Doors Open at 1:30. Pencil in the Sunday before Halloween 2015 for next year’s version!
Bring-Your-Own-Pumpkin. Pumpkin carving kits and tools, including tools for older children, will be provided. Parents must supervise and accept responsibility for pumpkin carving with children.
Thanks to FunCheapSF who featured us in 2013 as a weekly “Top Pick” and … Read More