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growing, green stuff in the park

Conservatory of Flowers will be illuminated psychedelic colors for Summer of Love anniversary – Curbed SF

As San Francisco gears up to celebrate the golden anniversary of the Summer of Love—where, in 1967, an estimated 100,000 youths, sporting flowers in their hair and LSD on their brains, converged in the Haight-Ashbury sparking the hippie social movement—scores … Continue reading

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The Park: A Love Story

The Helen Crocker Russell Library is pleased to present a new exhibition by photographer Stephen Kane. The exhibit, The Park: A Love Story, celebrates the beauty and diversity of landscapes and flora in our beloved Golden Gate Park. This will be … Continue reading

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Happy 146th Birthday Golden Gate Park

Follow the link below to watch a video tribute to San Francisco’s flagship park from the Department of Recreation and Parks. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRZXk9D5-qo&sns=em

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Some Snags at Stow Lake, Golden Gate Park

As both an artist and a naturalist I’m drawn to the dead trees on the islands in Stow Lake. Their skeletal remains stand out dramatically against the sky and they exemplify the natural life cycles in the park.  Heavy with ivy, nasturtium and other creeping … Continue reading

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Jean-Michel Othoniel Installs ‘La Rose des Vents’ Sculpture at SF’s Conservatory of Flowers

La Rose des Vent, a sculpture by Parisian artist Jean-Michel Othoniel, is the newest addition to the gardens outside Golden Gate Park’s Conservatory of Flowers. Follow the link below to watch a time-lapse video of the installation, by Scott Enberg. … Continue reading

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12 Pianos in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens

The San Francisco Botanical Garden is hosting Flower Piano, a musical fest that embodies true community and creativity. From July 9-20, twelve pianos will be placed among the colorful, flowering gardens, and visitors are encouraged to showcase their musical talents … Continue reading

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More Eucalyptus in Golden Gate Park: The Cadenasso Group

The Cadenasso Group, a grove of Eucalyptus trees on the west shore of Middle Lake in Golden Gate Park, is named in honor of  San Francisco painter Giuseppe Cadenasso (1858-1918).  Cadenasso arrived in California from Italy at the age of 9 and studied painting at … Continue reading

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