Events at Flora Grubb Gardens
A Make & Give Valentines Workshop with Patrick Lannan!
Saturday, February 7th, 1pm
No RSVP necessary.
A hand-crafted garden is a gift from the heart. Learn from our garden-design specialist Patrick Lannan how to compose artful dish gardens with succulents to delight the people you love.
Palm & Subtropical Tree Tour with Jason Dewees for FUF
Sunday, February 22nd
10am – 12 pm
To RSVP read more here.
To many San Franciscans, the wealth of palms and other subtropical trees that can be grown in our foggy and mild city is surprising. Far more species than Canary Island date palms and jacarandas thrive in our peculiar climate.
Join Flora Grubb Gardens’ horticulturist, Jason Dewees, for a tour of rare palms and subtropical trees in the northeast Mission and on Potrero Hill. Start the tour at the riotous streetside plantings at Wisconsin and 20th Street atop Potrero Hill, the legacy of the late Larry Masnada. We’ll move on to Project Artaud, at 17th and Florida streets, where we’ll learn about Benjy Young’s rare palms growing there since the 1980s. Finally, we’ll take a spin around the unusual flowering trees at 17th and Bryant streets, an experimental planting by FUF. Among the species we will see are a fruiting specimen of the Chilean wine palm, Jubaea chilensis, species of Andean coconut palms, Parajubaea, and a mature nikau palm, native to New Zealand. Larger specimens of flowering trees such as coast banksia (Banksia integrifolia), silk-floss tree (Ceiba speciosa), and Australian flame tree (Brachychiton acerifolius) will also be on the tour.
Jason is currently working on a book about landscape design with palms for Timber Press.
Tree Tour will take place in the Mission and Potrero Hill.
Book Talk: Zahid Sardar and Marion Brenner’s In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights
Thursday, April 2nd
5:30pm – 8:30pm
We are excited to have San Francisco based writer and editor Zahid Sardar and landscape photographer Marion Brenner present a talk based on their new book, In & Out of Paris: Gardens of Secret Delights, here at the nursery on Thursday, April 2.
Register and read more on the Garden Conservancy website here. Questions? Call the Garden Conservancy at 845.424.6500.
$25 pre registration
$35 at the door
We host lots of daytime events here at the store and would love to have you come! Our specialty is free workshops where our expert staff teach ways to cultivate natural beauty in your garden and home, but we often play host to garden-club gatherings and occasionally book talks, teensy pop-up shops, live music, and food trucks.
Please contact our events manager if you’d like to:
Bring a garden club or other group to visit us during business hours.
Plan a custom workshop for your group.
Schedule a photo shoot of any kind.
We do not book weddings or private parties.
Our Cutting Garden creates the amazing florals you see on our website for weddings and other events. View Susie’s recent work on The Cutting Garden blog, or contact Susie Nadler by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For weddings and other private parties we recommend contacting our friends at The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park, a unique living museum bursting with tropical life. Private rentals are available for a wide range of events. Contact Annie Abernethy, Special Events & Weddings Manager: 415-845-2394; email@example.com; conservator