Our next workday is Saturday, July 19, 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
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
Winter Choral + Harp Concert
A first-time addition to our Live @ the Conservatory Concert Series and what we hope to be a new holiday tradition.
Join us on Friday December 9th at 8:00 p.m. for a heartwarming Winter Choral Concert celebrating the season of peace, light, and community, performed by the Old First Church Choir under the direction of Dr. Jay A. Pierson.
The choir will feature professional Bay Area soloists and will be accompanied by Ron Valentino, pianist. … Read More