Light floods the interior of the Conservatory, trimmed in salvaged old growth redwood. A custom ringed chandelier is an unforgettable signature element. The solid wood wall in the interior used to lead to the east wing of the Conservatory, demolished in 1978 when a permit was given in error. The Conservatory is officially San Francisco Historical Landmark #78.
Here’s a one-minute video featuring the interior of the Conservatory on Grand Re-Opening Day (to view on a mobile device, … Read More
We are very sorry to announce the Sept.12th Early Music Concert in the Sunnyside Conservatory has had to be canceled, due to an emergency. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE.
A Live @ the Conservatory concert of Renaissance and Baroque music with Dominic Schaner, lute + theorbo, and Amy Michele White, soprano. This evening kicks off 5×5, a 2014-15 series of five signature Friends’ events celebrating 5 years in our restored Conservatory.
Friday, September 12, 2014, 7 pm. Doors open at 6:40 … Read More
The days are beginning to shorten and nightfall arrives more quickly, but it’s still a great time to visit the Conservatory and grounds.
Historic Chilean wine, Canary Island date, and Chinese windmill palms grace the exquisite Conservatory Garden. Jason Dewees of the Palm Broker @ Flora Grubb wrote a wonderful blog post about the Conservatory’s historic palm grove.
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 20, 2014, 12 pm-3 pm, Free. Our 7th annual Wreath Making!
A variety of greens provided, some with red berries, variegated foliage, as well as … Read More
Soon after the Friends organized, neighbor Roger Pacheco told us he had been given the old finial for safe keeping some twenty years ago when the Conservatory underwent a much smaller set of stabilization repairs. He had been using it as a doorstop in his garage. We were able to have the old finial replicated in new wood and covered in copper. A brave man scaled the exterior and gently set the new finial in place in October 2009.… Read More
Past Februarys, we invited guests to “show your sweetie(s) some love.” Saturday afternoon, February 11, 2012.
Note New Time this Year: 2 pm-4 pm. Rain or Shine.
The Valentine Card Party–the first community event held in the restored Conservatory–is now in its 3rd year. Like the Upcycled Holiday Card Party, we will have lots of examples and inspiration for making handmade cards using recycled, found, salvage, and everyday materials, along with some cardstock, punches, and other materials. Check out the … Read More