The past decade or so has been dismal for anyone who values Golden Gate Park as a sanctuary filled with natural wonders.
San Francisco Botanical Garden is preparing to step into a new role safeguarding the world’s plants from extinction with a new modern nursery, replacing a 50-year-old facility.
Anyone who believes in the mythology of the social equity, efficiency and verisimilitude of our “public private partnerships” needs to poke their head through the brand new taxpayer-funded fence at 14th Avenue and Lincoln Way and see the substantial acreage denuded at the behest of the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society without any public process whatsoever.
Every year from mid-January through March, the San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park puts on a show. Or rather, its magnolia trees do. From eye level to 80 feet in the air, blossoms ranging from white to deep fuchsia can be found in every corner of the Garden.
San Francisco Botanical Garden is preparing to step into a new role of guarding the world’s plants from extinction with a $2 million gift to help fund a modern nursery, replacing a 50-year-old facility.