Noted San Francisco garden design expert Baylor Chapman of Lila B. Design has a knack for creating lush compositions with live plants, tailored to any size space. With "The Plant Recipe Book" (Artisan, April 2014), Baylor brings home the techniques behind her celebrated designs, providing readers with easy-to-follow instructions for creating over 100 living centerpieces and arrangements.
"The Plant Recipe Book" *
Join us for a special afternoon event with Baylor, where she’ll demonstrate a series of gorgeous arrangements from her book. You'll have the opportunity to buy the book, have it signed, and take it home as inspiration to create your own dramatic, elegant, and long-lived arrangements. This book is also an excellent gift!
* Demonstration and signing are free - books are for purchase.
Photos of book jacket and author courtesy of Artisan Books.
The Master Gardeners are available to provide general information and also advice about specific problems. You may bring samples of your plants (in a ziploc bag) for better diagnosis. If you suspect insect damage, try to include some of the insects so they can be correctly identified.
Save the Date!
September 13, 2014
A garden is born
After months of planning, searching, digging, and planting by volunteers Carrie Ewing and Rachel Spangler, our newest feature, the gem-sized Fairy Garden was presented to the public on May 18, 2014. This was the highlight of our festive Open House event, which also celebrated the Arboretum Society's 40 years of service to Central Park and the gardening community. The Fairy Garden reflects the magic and wonder of gardening to children and to the young at heart.Check back soon for pictures of the celebration and the "fairy blessing" that followed.
NOTE: The Fairy Garden is located inside the Kohl Pumphouse enclosure, and only normally accessible for viewing during Nursery/Greenhouse hours. Special arrangements may be made in advance for groups of four or more wishing to view the Fairy Garden outside of those hours, by calling (650) 579-0536.
The San Mateo Arboretum Society is a “member and volunteer powered” organization dedicated to the preservation of San Mateo’s rich horticultural heritage and protecting the botanical treasures in San Mateo's Central Park. Our headquarters and most of our activities are focused around the historic Kohl Pump House area in Central Park, adjacent to downtown San Mateo. We invite you to also contribute to our ongoing efforts, as follows:
* Become a MemberMembers receive newsletters, 10% discounts on all plant purchases at our Nursery/Greenhouse as well as many local commercial nurseries, priority tickets for special events, and more.
* VolunteerBesides gardening and horticultural functions, administrative and organizational help is also needed. Expert skill level is not required – simply a desire to contribute to the Arboretum Society’s objectives.
* For details about membership and volunteering, click below
Tribute BricksWe're pleased to offer engraved, personalized bricks on the Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden pathway. Your purchased brick(s) may have a message honoring a loved one, marking a special date, or conveying appreciation amidst the beauty in San Mateo’s Central Park.
For more information or to order your brick(s), click here.
The historic Kohl Pumphouse and Victorian Garden are available for small group rental. For additional information - click here