San Francisco Flower & Garden Show’s Gala in the Gardens to Benefit San Francisco Botanical Garden

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The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show will hold a delightful soiree, Gala in the Gardens, in support of SFBG.

Gala in the Gardens will benefit San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

All garden lovers are invited to join us for a very special event for a very worthy cause—the beloved San Francisco Botanical Garden

One of the highlights of the San Francisco Flower & Garden Show, held March 21-25 at the San Mateo Event Center, is sure to be the gala event on Saturday, March 24. Gala in the Gardens, which benefits San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum (SFBG), will be a magical evening of hors d’oeuvres, beverages, awards ceremony, live music and fun.

“All garden lovers are invited to join us for a very special event for a very worthy cause—the beloved San Francisco Botanical Garden,” invite the flower show directors.

The gala kicks off at 8pm with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live entertainment featuring ABC 7’s own Dan Ashley as the singer in his classic rock band PUSH.

“You haven’t lived until you’ve seen a serious newsman singing ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash,’” promise the gala’s organizers.

The ticket price of $65 includes entrance to the Gala in the Gardens plus an all-Flower Show pass (entry for any day). The San Francisco Flower & Garden Show will donate the net proceeds of ticket sales to San Francisco Botanical Garden. Black tie optional, cocktail attire required. Parking is $12.

The San Francisco Garden Show will also support San Francisco Botanical Garden with the raffle of a Savanna garden created by Rock & Rose and Greenlee Associates. Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Garden Show.

Early bird tickets for the Garden Show are $16 and available until March 11. Show hours are Wednesday, March 21 to Saturday, March 24 from 10am to 7pm (Gala at 8pm) and Sunday, March 25 from 10am to 6pm. Admission includes all regular seminars and demonstrations.

Purchase Show and Gala tickets online at or call 415-684 7278 ext. 2.

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.

San Francisco Botanical Garden is situated in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. SFBG’s 26 distinct gardens and collections include African plants, Asian plants, and rarities from Australia, New Zealand, Central and South America, plus SFBG’s award-winning California Native Plant Garden, complete with a century-old redwood forest. These collections of rare plants, exotic plants and endangered plants make a trip to SFBG one of the best things to do in San Francisco.

SFBG has daily docent-led San Francisco day tours, and can arrange private tours. SFBG’s daily and monthly plants sales are a unique opportunity to acquire garden plants and plant seeds seldom found in commercial plant nurseries or garden centers. SFBG’s educational programs include gardening classes, educational lectures, guided walks, children’s garden programs, treasure hunts, and other family activities.

The SFBG Bookstore features numerous gardening books and volumes on related subjects including natural science, environmental conservation, horticulture, plant life and gardening tips.

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

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