San Francisco Botanical Garden Celebrates the Season with Holiday Bazaar

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On December 8th, San Francisco Botanical Garden gives members and the general public a chance to find unique gifts at the annual SFBGS Member Holiday Bazaar.

SFBG is hosting the annual Holiday Bazaar on December 8th.

Join us for a heart-warming and festive evening featuring handcrafted items from the staff and friends of the Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden Society is inviting members and the public to a fun alternative to the usual holiday shopping experience: instead of fighting crowds at the mall or staring at a computer screen, come browse the unique holiday gifts—including crafts, jewelry, books and, naturally, plants—at the SFBGS Member Holiday Bazaar. The event, held on Thursday, December 8th from 5–7 PM, will feature live music, food and wine, and one-of-a-kind gifts. Proceeds benefit the beloved Garden, one of the top attractions of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

“Join us for the annual SFBGS Member Holiday Bazaar, a heart-warming and festive evening featuring handcrafted items from the staff and friends of the Garden,” invites SFBGS.

Some of the gifts that will be featured include:

  •     Rare secret-family-recipe pickles made by Associate Curator David Kruse-Pickler
  • Hand-crocheted bead jewelry from Plant Collections Registrar Mona Bourell
  • Textiles/ceramics/botanicals by Garden Friend Cydney Sinks
  • Beeswax candles by Accounting Associate Lesley Segedy
  • Silk hair flowers by I.K. Bonita
  • Ellyn Shea’s homemade mustard
  • Beautiful cards from Paula Skene Designs
  • Dried apricot chutney, cards, pincushions, and botanical art made by Botanical Artist Dianne Boate-Meyer
  • Felted & crocheted items by volunteer Linda S. Mitteness
  • SFBGS Bookstore cards, books, other items
  • Special holiday plant offers at SFBGS Plant Store
  • SFBGS Adult Ed wreath-making with Kitty Fisher
  • Narsai David Gourmet Foods
  • And more!

The event will be accompanied by live music by The Brunos of Pipe and Bowl Morris, those peculiar gentlemen of the Dickens Fair, playing acoustic European folk tunes. The Brunos deliver living history and traditional tunes with their own California spin.

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 event is free for members, and $5 for the general public.

Please RSVP for the Holiday Bazaar to Kassia Korkus by emailing kkorkus(at)sfbg(dot)org or calling (415) 666-2211 ext 301.

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.

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