Guided Tour of the Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants in the San Francisco Botanical Gardens at Strybing Arboretum

Leaders: Mike Vasey & Ted Kipping
Every couple of years we try to arrange for one of our programs to be an after-hours stroll and picnic in San Francisco Botanical Garden’s award-winning Arthur Menzies Garden of California Native Plants. This year’s visit will be led by two expert luminaries. Mike Vasey, who is Director of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, is an evolutionary ecologist and has taught for nearly two and a half decades at San Francisco State University. He has led many fascinating field trips. Ted Kipping has been involved with SFBG most of his life, as gardener, treeworker, and always generous volunteer of time and expertise. A trained geologist, skilled in botany and horticulture, Ted’s breadth of natural history knowledge is extraordinary, and his ability to see, interpret, and explain his observations is unsurpassed. He will concentrate on the wealth of trees and shrubs in the garden. Bring your bag supper and enjoy a communal dinner in the garden. Enjoy guided walks from our experts, and take advantage of the opportunity to ask them questions. Garden admission is free for all attendees. Meet in the parking lot behind the County Fair Building before 5:30 pm. Please be on time, as we may have to lock the gate behind us. Be sure to bring your own supper.