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November 11, 2011. Plants are for sale every day in an arbor near the bookstore in the Entry Garden at the Main Gate. Visitors can view and buy plants daily, weather permitting, with a garden volunteer on hand to answer questions. The Arbor's hours will be the same as those of the Garden Bookstore: 10–4.  
September 5, 2010. Please remember that the new fee schedule is now in effect. San Francisco residents: you must show proof of residency to avoid an entry fee. Please see Directions & Links for details. Please note: no one will be admitted during the hour before closing. That means gates close at 5 pm April through October, and 4 pm November through March, despite the hours stated on the SFBG's visit page. Summer 2010Summer 2010
May 29, 2010. The garden is beautiful in spring. We recommend a walk through the California and Succulent Gardens. Most of the pathwork construction has been completed, with work continuing in the Temperate Asia zone. There are lots of hummingbirds in the Demonstration and Succulent Gardens. Weekdays are typically less crowded than weekends. Before or after viewing Impressionist paintings at the nearby deYoung Museum, please stop by!  
February 25, 2010. Work continues in several areas of the Botanical Garden, including Temperate Asia and the Southeast Asian Cloud Forest. A half-foot high guard rail has been built onto the footbridge over the Wildfowl Pond. Many magnolia trees have passed their peak, but other trees are just coming into bloom.  
December 1, 2009. This will wind up the news for 2009. The pathway project has resumed under a new contractor. Barricades, orange fences, and vehicles remain in or around the Great Meadow and other areas of the Botanical Garden, but there is always something blooming or perching to see. The Demonstration, Fragrance, Rhododendron, and California Gardens are all accessible and worth visiting. We've taken some new bird photos, including one of a beautiful Green Heron in the Wildfowl Pond. Please take a look. Bird Photos IIBird Photos II
October 15, 2009. The October photo gallery been uploaded. There are plants blooming in many zones, including the Fragrance Garden and the Chile/South America zone. The pathway project is temporarily stalled due to legal problems with the contractor, so many paths remain unfinished. Birds are abundant: a Great Blue Heron, Mockingbird, Brown Creeper, and yet another Anna's Hummingbird (because we can't resist) appear in this month's photo gallery. Japanese Tea Garden PhotosOctober Photos
August 5, 2009. The August photo gallery has been created. Photos include some spectacular poppies, passiflora, cactus flowers, and new birds: an Anna's Hummingbird, a few Canada Geese, and a very recently fledged Dark-eyed Junco. You won't see heavy machinery, barriers, detour signs, or orange plastic fences unless you visit in person. Pathway construction and expansion continue. Japanese Tea Garden PhotosAugust Photos
July 1, 2009. The June photo gallery has been updated with the addition of photos from 2009. Japanese Tea Garden PhotosJune Photos

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