A great day of wreath and garland making with a hyper-local twist. Share the holiday spirit and evergreen bounty from your garden in our restored Conservatory. Create a holiday treasure—and tradition—in which the generosity of neighborhood shines through. A big thank you to loyal Friend Sally Ross for organizing us once again.
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 1:30 pm-4:30 pm, Free. Our 8th annual Wreath Making!
A variety of greens provided, some with red berries, variegated foliage, as well as … Read More
Thank you to everyone who came out for a musical treat: A Live @ the Conservatory concert inspired by Renaissance and Baroque music with Dominic Schaner, lute + theorbo, and Amy Michele White, soprano. This concert at dusk concludes 5×5, a 2014-15 series of five signature Friends’ events celebrating 5 years in our restored Conservatory.
Sunday, August 23, 2015 pm @ 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00pm. Suggested donation $15. No one turned away. Tix at the door or … Read More
Thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the gorgeous day! Start planning your 2016 pumpkin inspiration!
Our beloved annual tradition! Join friends and family to carve, chat, and enjoy cider and fabulous halloween cookies.
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 pm – 4 pm, Free. Doors Open at 1:30.
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 … 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
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