91st Anniversary Benefit  "Land of Flowers" Janet Reilly, Honorary Chair
Apr
25
10:30 am10:30

91st Anniversary Benefit "Land of Flowers" Janet Reilly, Honorary Chair

  • Julia Morgan Ballroom

Our annual benefit ensures that the San Francisco Garden Club can continue its 91 year history of contributing to the beautification of the City and County of San Francisco. 

The Land Of Flowers luncheon will benefit The San Francisco Garden Club's Alice Eastwood Legacy Garden located in the San Francisco Botanical Garden.  The funds raised from the luncheon will be used to refurbish the plantings many of which are in need of tending, supplementing, or replacing.  The restoration work on the garden will be done by Botanical Garden certified gardeners with support from San Francisco Garden Club volunteers.  The goal of the completed project is to make the Alice Eastwood Garden a place that the general public will enjoy visiting often and in which they will want to linger.

Imagine what more we can accomplish with your generous support!  We sincerely hope that you will join us at the Land Of Flowers!  

You will enjoy an enticing silent auction, a delicious lunch, a stimulating program, and visiting with SFGC members, friends and guests.

Date: Tuesday, April 25

Time: 10:30 am to 2:00pm

Location: Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, 15th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104

Venue: The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is an exclusive, architectural gem located in the heart of San Francisco, designed by Julia Morgan and Willis Polk in the Beaux Arts style.  One of America’s most important and prolific architects, Julia Morgan had her offices at the Merchants Exchange for forty-five years (1904-1950). Her connection to the building began early in her career when firebrand architect Willis Polk tapped her to design the common area interiors after the great earthquake of 1906. She took the assignment seriously, making her most distinctive mark on the opulent, light-filled lobby and the breathtaking banking hall, which included the incorporation of the historic William Coulter maritime murals. Julia Morgan was the first female architect to graduate from the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first licensed female architect in California. (source: www.juliamorganballroom.com)

Honorary Chair: Janet Reilly  

Media Sponsor:  Nob Hill Gazette

Program: Occasion! founder and CEO, Annette Kunz, is first and foremost a floral designer whose work has been published in books, magazines, newspapers and has been shown on T.V. Annette has lectured for the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco (Bouquets to Art). The museums, as well as Filoli, and the Monterey Museum of Art have used photos of Annette’s work for many of their flower show promotional materials. Ever the student, she frequently travels abroad to participate in floral workshops and events.

 Click here to register and/or donate


Filoli Tour
Mar
21
11:30 am11:30

Filoli Tour

  • Filoli

Enjoy the beautiful Filoli gardens as they explode into Spring! What's blooming at Filoli? Magnolias, tulips, daffodils and camellias are ready to treat your eyes. Join your SFGC members (guests welcome) on this delightful tour.

Date: Tuesday, March 21

Time:

      Cafe no-host lunch at 11:30 am

      2 hour docent led tour at 1:00 pm

Cost: Docent tour is $10- Filoli Members (admission is free)- non-Filoli member admission $15

RSVP by March 11: Contact our activities chair Gail McCollom 415-550-1670 or gailmarymc@aol.com

Mar
11
9:00 am09:00

"Hands-on Gardening"

  • San Francisco Botanical Garden, Golden Gate Park

Join San Francisco Garden Club when we get "down and dirty" in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. This is the Club's third of our four commitments this year to volunteer at the Botanical Gardens. This is a chance to really put our gardening capabilities to work in this lovely area. We're following through on our goal to "Make San Francisco More Beautiful".

Wear comfortable gardening clothes, sturdy shoes and bring a water bottle. If the sun is out a sun hat is advised.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 9:00am-noon

Where: The San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Ave.)

Meet: The kiosk off 9th Ave.

Questions: Contact our activities chair Gail McCollom 415-550-1670 or gailmarymc@aol.com

 

 

Feb
21
11:30 am11:30

Past Presidents' Luncheon and Program

                 Past Presidents 2016

                 Past Presidents 2016

Our luncheons are always filled with fun and lively conversation while enjoying Club friends and getting to know new and amazing people. In February to show our affection, we traditionally shower our loved ones with Valentines, candy and flowers. Please attend the Past Presidents’ Luncheon and show your affection for the Club we love and our dedicated past Presidents.

Our Program will feature Steven Brown, Department Chair SFCC Environmental Horticulture & Floristry, Member Emeritus- American Institute of Floral Designers AIFD California Certified Florist-CCF • Certified Floral Designer- CFD Master Florists Association-MFA, Founding Co-President OFAD-Organization of Floral Art Designers

There will also be a Silent Auction of the demonstration arrangements from 1:40 pm to 2:00 pm. Additionally, centerpieces by our new members Leila Simms and Deidre Rastelli will be raffled off at each table. 

Reception: 11:30 am

Luncheon: noon

Program: 1:00-1:40 pm

Silent auction: 1:40-2:00 pm

The “Early Bird” luncheon price for members and their guests is $55.

"Early bird" deadline Monday, February 13. (The price after the deadline is $80.)

Jan
25
10:00 am10:00

From the Garden to the Canvas

Come inside during the winter to enjoy flowers and landscape in Western Europe art at the Legion of Honor. Docent Jessica Gaynor will conduct a conversation about how flowers and landscape on canvas and in sculpture can be interpreted as significant art elements in works from the Renaissance to early 20th century art.

Date: Wednesday, January 25

Cost: Non members- adults $15, seniors $10  -  Museum members - free

When: 10:00 am

Where: The Legion of Honor, 100 34th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

Lunch: The group has the option of lunch in the museum cafe.

Questions and reservations: contact our Activities chair, Gail McCollom 415-550-1670 or gailmarymc@aol.com

Dec
12
11:00 am11:00

Festive Holiday Luncheon and Program: "Magical Christmas Arrangements by Lily Chan"

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Our program will feature floral designer Lily Lum Chan. Learn to create beautiful floral arrangements from a very talented professional.

Lily Chan is a member of the American Institute of Floral Designer’s, and a past President of the North West Chapter. A member of Master Florist, she recently received her European Master Certification. Last year, Lily placed 3rd in the list of California’s Top Ten Designers.

You will have an opportunity to purchase Lily's floral creations with our centerpiece raffle and silent auction. Lily has graciously agreed to donate her arrangements to our raffle and silent auction. The proceeds benefit our Club.

This delightful program comes just in time for your holiday entertaining and decorating! Join the fun and enjoy Club members at the lovely Metropolitan Club.

Date: Monday, December 12

Reception and book sale: 11:00 am

Luncheon: noon

Program and silent auction: 1:15 pm

Cost: $65 (optional costs - soft drinks $5, wine $13) This price is the "early bird special" if you RSVP by Monday, Dec. 5th. The price is $90 for reservations after Dec. 5th.

Entree: Vegetarian option offered, please advise when you RSVP

RSVP (by Monday, Dec. 5): 415-771-0282, sfgardenclub@att.net, or mail

Cancellations: allowed on or before December 5th.

The San Francisco Garden Club 640 Sutter Ave., 4M San Francisco, CA 94102

Dec
10
10:30 am10:30

Dunsmuir House Holiday House and Garden Tour

The 1899 Dunsmuir-Hellman Historic Estate is a must-see for anyone who enjoys decorated holiday homes. Each room has a Christmas tree with a unique holiday theme. There are carolers as well as other holiday traditions. Our group can have tea here or lunch in a restaurant nearby. 

Time: 10:30 am

Where: Dunsmuir House 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, CA 94605

Cost: $5.00 adults/$4.00 senior

Questions/reservations: contact our Activities Chair Gail McCollom, 415-550-1670 or gailmarymc@aol.com

Dec
3
9:00 am09:00

Hands-on volunteer gardening in the Botanical Gardens

Join San Francisco Garden Club when we get "down and dirty" in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. This is the Club's second of our four commitments this year to volunteer at the Botanical Gardens. This is a chance to really put our gardening capabilities to work in this lovely area. We're following through on our goal to "Make San Francisco More Beautiful".

Time: 9:00am-noon

Where: The San Francisco Botanical Gardens in Golden Gate Park (1199 9th Ave.)

Meet: The kiosk off 9th Ave.

Questions: Contact our activities chair Gail McCollom 415-550-1670 or gailmarymc@aol.com

Nov
15
11:30 am11:30

"The Art of Ikebana" Friendship Through Flowers, Tuesday, Nov. 15th

Arranging flowers and finding beauty in flowers.

These traditions are linked to a heart that values nature and cares for other people. That is the spirit of Ikenobo Ikebana. One of the representative aspects of Japanese traditional culture. 

Ikebana Demonstrator: Nobu Kurashige, Managing Director and Head Professor of Ikenobo Ikebana Society has lectured extensively throughout the U.S. and internationally since 1997.

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15

Reception: 11:30 am

Luncheon: noon

Program: 1:15 pm

Cost: $55

Location: The San Francisco Garden Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA

Please RSVP (by Nov. 8): 415-771-0282 or sfgardenclub@att.net or mail to Club address

Oct
14
Nov 2

Open House for the San Francisco Garden Club,Tuesday, Nov. 1

Welcome to the San Francisco Garden Club!

We are celebrating our 90th Anniversary of Making San Francisco More Beautiful! This is an opportunity to be introduced to this dynamic organization. Also, if you are already a member this is a wonderful time to bring prospective members. Some members may not be familiar with our library or office, so you will find this event very interesting. It can also just be a fun time to visit with your San Francisco Garden Club friends.

Join us for drinks and light bites.

Civic projects:

Annually we raise funds for civic projects. Our projects have included funding for a variety of activities.

  • 90 Trees for Golden Gate Park
  • Rooftop garden in the Tenderloin (family homeless shelter)
  • Outdoor Education gardens
  • City College Student awards
  • Alcatraz Gardens
  • Restoration of the Conservatory of Flowers
  • (further details on this web site)

Member activities:

  • Facinating monthly luncheons and programs
  • Behind the scenes tours of spectacular gardens, nurseries and historic homes
  • Workshops including flower arranging, gardening and artistry
  • Ability to purchase Flower Mart Badges
  • Displays at Bouquets to Art, The Fall Antique Show, FILOLI 
  • Special trips for garden and floral enthusiasts to the Chelsea Garden Show, Santa Fe, Pasadena, Hurst Castle, Mendocino and more
  • Lasting friendships and inspiration

Location: The San Francisco Garden Club, 640 Sutter Street, 4M, San Francisco, CA

Date: Tuesday, November 1st.

Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Please RSVP: 415-771-0282 or sfgardenclub@att.net

Oct
14
Oct 19

"Gardens for Butterflies" Tuesday, October 18th

Do you love butterflies? Make you reservation TODAY, only a few seats remaining!

Learn how to incorporate pollinator flowers, herbs and shrubs into your garden and why they are so important. Pollinator inspired centerpieces designed by our own members will be available to take home. 

For each guest: You will receive your own starter seed packet and pollinator garden plan.

Program: Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director of Nature in the City

Host: The San Francisco Garden Club, Celebrating 90 years of Making San Francisco More Beautiful

  • Reception: 11:30 am
  • Luncheon: noon
  • Program: 1:15 pm
  • Cost: $55
  • Entree choices: Salmon or Pasta
  • Location: Metropolitan Club, 640 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 
  • RSVP 415-771-0282 or sfgardenclub@att.net
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Wreath Making Class

Learn how to hand tie your own healing herbal wreath

Cost: $50. Taught by Steven Brown, Department Chair of the CCSF Horticultural Department.

RSVP to member Gail McCollum, or contact the SFGC office for more information.

Jun
11
10:30 am10:30

Artist's Workshop and Lunch

A small workshop for Garden Club members in the artist's spectacular garden. Participants can work and will get instruction in whatever medium they like. Artist Jan Buscho is an award-winning oil painter. 

Contact SFGC office for details.

May
24
10:30 am10:30

Annual Meeting & Flower Show

Flower Show & Auction at 10:30am
Meeting & Program at 11:30am
Lunch at 12:30pm

Please contact the San Francisco Garden Club office to make your reservation TODAY! Hope to see you all there and don't forget to invite your friends to come as well!

Mar
22
10:30 am10:30

Spring at Filoli

10:30 am docent led tour
100,000 daffodils, 50,000 tulips, 10,000 hyacinths!!! Join us for a docent-led tour of the elegant house and fabulous gardens.

Sign up in the Members section of the website.

 

Mar
3
10:00 am10:00

Magnificent Magnolias in the S.F. Botanical Garden

10:00 am docent led tour
The magnificent magnolias will be in bloom soon, and the curator, Dr. Don Mahoney, advises “it looks like 2016 is going to be a banner year” as almost every tree is full of buds.

Sign up in the Members section of the website.