San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 02, 2011
This holiday season, Bay Area families are invited to discover a wonderful way to add festive cheer to their homes. On Saturday, December 10th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, families are invited to learn the art of wreath-making with beautiful and unique branches selected from San Francisco Botanical Garden (SFBG).
“By using colorful greens and branches from our San Francisco Botanical Garden, you will be able to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful wreaths and garlands,” invites San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.
The wreath-making branches are carefully selected by SFBG’s gardeners and curators from trees and bushes as they are being pruned, and from fallen limbs gathered in the Garden. They are then recycled into festive wreaths, for a truly green holiday decorating experience.
The workshop will be taught by Linton Bowie, Head of Floriculture Department at the College of San Mateo and Master Gardener, and Melanie Heisler, Master Gardener and Floristry student at the College of San Mateo.
Participants are asked to bring lunch, pruners, wire cutters, accents, and ribbons. This is a family activity appropriate for all ages; the more the merrier. The event will be held at the San Francisco County Fair Building inside SFBG, located at 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way in Golden Gate Park. SFBG is easily accessible by public transportation, and parking is available.
The wreath-making workshop is $25 to $35, depending on the size of the frame. A registration form is available at the SFBG’s website. Drop-ins are welcome.
For more information about the wreath-making workshop, please contact Education Coordinator Kitty Fisher by calling (415) 666-2211 x400 or emailing kfisher(at)sfbg(dot)org.
About San Francisco Botanical Garden Society
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society works in partnership with the City of San Francisco/Recreation and Park Department to support San Francisco Botanical Garden, whose 55 acres in Golden Gate Park includes more than 8,000 different kinds of plants native to California and from throughout the world. This tremendous plant diversity, with almost 30 percent of the species wild-collected and many rare and endangered, is displayed in 26 geographic and thematic gardens. The Botanical Garden Society’s mission is to build communities of support for the Botanical Garden and to cultivate the bond between people and plants. With the help of its members, donors and volunteers, the Botanical Garden Society funds Garden improvements, provides curatorial and plant collections management services, propagates plants for the Botanical Garden and for sale to the public, maintains the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, offers year-round educational and community programming, operates the Garden Bookstore and welcomes visitors from San Francisco, the Bay Area and around the world.
SFBG is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, near famous attractions and museums for kids including the California Academy of Sciences and the de Young Museum. With SFBG’s 26 distinct gardens and collections, which include rarities from Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, and South Africa, plus SFBG’s award-winning California Native Plant Garden, complete with a century-old redwood forest, a trip to SFBG is one of the best things to do in San Francisco.
SFBG has daily docent-led San Francisco day tours, and can arrange private tours. Their daily and monthly plants sales are a unique opportunity to acquire plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. SFBG’s Youth Education Program serves 10,000 children each year with guided walks, children’s garden programs, treasure hunts, and other kids’ activities for San Francisco children.
For information about how to become a Society member, or any of San Francisco Botanical Garden Society’s products and services, please call (415) 666-2211 or visit http://www.sfbotanicalgarden.org.