The San Francisco Botanical Garden is about to realize its dream of opening a fully operational plant nursery to replace the deteriorated facilities it operated for more than 55 years.
“The new plant nursery will enable us to expand and enhance our plant collections and fulfill our vital role as a leading botanical garden in service to the public while also supporting global conservation efforts,” said Ryan Guillou, Director of Collections and Conservation of the Gardens of Golden Gate Park.
The San Francisco Botanical Garden is home to many unique and threatened plants, from here and around the world, including its magnolias, high-elevation palms, and plants from cloud forest regions. Starting this summer, the gardeners and volunteers will work in a new nursery complex in the Botanical Garden to propagate and conserve these and other plants for its “living collection.”
The Garden will also share seeds, cuttings, and plants with other institutions promoting conservation and will import new plants from around the world to diversify its own collection here in San Francisco.
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