San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

Guess where I’m going tonight?

I’m off  to the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show.  It’s not longer in San Francisco, but in nearby San Mateo, but that is beside the point.  It is so much fun.

I’ve attended this event in the past, but tonight is different. It’s the opening night celebration and a first peek at all the show gardens.  Here’s is what the show coordinator has to say:

Be the FIRST to stroll through the fabulous gardens and gorgeous floral designs BEFORE the Show opens its doors. The party takes place right in the showcase gardens. Be greeted to the gardens with a floral lei compliments of the Hawaiian Islands.  Sip a glass of wine as you stroll among the flowers. Listen to music by Grammy-award winning musician Ken Emerson and his band. Chat with the designers, enjoy hor d’oeuvres and watch the presentation of the coveted design awards before they are announced to the public.

Proceeds from tonight’s event supports the American Community Gardening Association: “Creating Community Through Gardening

ACGA is a national organization of professionals, volunteers, grassroots gardeners and supporters of community greening in urban and rural communities. The Association recognizes that community gardening improves the quality of life for people by providing a catalyst for neighborhood and community development, conserving resources and creating opportunities for recreation, exercise, therapy, employment and education. To learn more about the organization visit their website at

I’ll have lots to share later in the week so be sure to check back.  Meanwhile, here are a few photos from last years show.

succublent globe

Larger than life globe covered in succulents

garden seating

Garden seating


Whimsical waterfall

sleeping spot

Restful sleeping under the stars
It always sounds good, but about those bugs…

succulent garden

Succulent garden


12 thoughts on “San Francisco Flower and Garden Show

  1. This event was planned with Alys in mind! Have a wonderful time and I’ll be watching for garden inspiration from your visit.


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