This is the scene at the western end of popular San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park. Officially, we only have the Main Gate and the Friend Gate for people to get in, but these days there are a few areas of squashed cyclone fence that function as open gates.
From an area near the Children’s Garden. Click to expand:
Should “Thou Shalt Not Enter But Through Designated Entrances” be added to the Ten Commandments of Strybing?
Of course it could be that recent pruning has revealed fence holes that have been there a while, and it would be impossible to keep determined people out of the gardens at night anyway. But a solid foundation would seem to be called for here when repairs are made.
The people at the Botanical Gardens have a great 2009 shaping up anyway it looks like, with the “Echoes of Darwin” watercolor exhibit starting up next year. See details below. It’s all a part of Strybing’s involvement with mysterious Evolve2009, which is also sponsored by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library, the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, and the California Academy of Sciences.
You’ll find out more about Evolve 2009 once they get the website at EvolveAlready.com (how cheeky!) fully operational. Here’s a preview:
Five Misconceptions about Evolution
God and Evolution: Can you accept both?
(Nothing controversial or anything!)
Here are the details of the watercolor show, and check out the December 2008 schedule for Strybing after the jump.
CALENDAR LISTING – ART EXHIBITS/GALLERIES:
What: “Echoes of Darwin” an exhibition of watercolors by the San Francisco Botanical Garden Masterclass Artists
When: The exhibit is open to the public January 2 through March 31, 2009
Library Hours: 10am-4pm, Open Daily
Artists’ Reception celebrating Darwin’s 200th Birthday:
5-7pm, Thursday, February 12, 2009
Where: Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture
San Francisco Botanical Garden At Strybing Arboretum
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco