SFBG Conifer Walk Photos

By Sara Malone

San Francisco Botanical Garden Docent and ACS member Mark Wales greeted 17 of us last Saturday morning for our first ACS event with SFBG. It was a gorgeous day and the Garden sparkled from the recent rains. Mark had prepared wonderful handouts for us, detailing the relationships between conifer families and information about which species were included in the Garden's collection. At the conclusion of the walk, SFBG Curator Don Mahoney met us in the greenhouse and showed us some of the very rare specimens that are being propagated. We had ACS members come in from Sonoma County, San Jose and Saratoga, but the two from Mendocino got the 'farthest traveled' award! Thanks to Jack Christiansen for the photographs.