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The Conservatory Chronicles                                                Issue 92, July 2015
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Scenes from our July 16 Members Party 
What a fabulous evening! Nearly 200 members and their guests attended, and were treated to live Cuban music, a tiki bar, a kids' crafts table, fresh steamed dumplings and a vertical plant wall demonstration. Hope you were there...we love our members and we THANK YOU for your membership and support!
Be sure to join us next year... CLICK HERE to join or renew
2015 Members' Party
Only a few days left! Show your Conservatory membership card for FREE Asian Art Museum admission throughout July    
Asian Art Museum 
Enjoy FREE admission to the Asian Art Museum when you present your current Conservatory membership card during the month of July.* 

Check out Exquisite Nature, the AAM's exhibit of works from some of China's most influential painters from the 14th-18th centuries, or simply browse the museum's expansive and fascinating permanent collections. We're thrilled to offer this temporary reciprocal benefit with the Asian Art Museum, and we hope lots of our members have taken advantage of it!   *Must have your card with you to receive free admission. 
Dahlia Society Show and Sale, 2015 Dahlia show flyerAugust 15-16
 
Have you seen the Dahlia Dell lately, in the roundabout just east of the Conservatory? It's bursting with giant dahlia blooms of all shapes and colors, thanks to the hard work of volunteers from the Dahlia Society of California who donate their time several months a year to cultivating the stunning garden. 

Support the Dahlia Society AND take home some gorgeous plants at the 2015 Annual Dahlia Show. This year's show will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 15-16, in the San Francisco County Fair Building, a.k.a. the Hall of Flowers, at 9th Ave & Lincoln in Golden Gate Park. 

Admission to the Dahlia Show is FREE and proceeds from sales benefit the Dahlia Society of California. This sale is a favorite among Conservatory of Flowers staff. We hope to see you there!

1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way. Show opens at 10am both days.
Samantha Ordway
Samantha Ordway
Welcome, new Special Events Manager Samantha Ordway!

Samantha Ordway is an event and meeting planning expert who has been serving on the Conservatory's wedding and private rentals staff for over a year. We're thrilled to announce that, beginning this week, Samantha is our new Special Events Manager.

In addition to her extensive event training and experience, Samantha also studied botany at Humboldt State University. A perfect match for us!

Samantha may be reached at sordway@sfcof.org

Visit our Event Rentals page to plan YOUR wedding, party or corporate event at the Conservatory. 
 
Amorphophallus konjac
What's in Bloom?
Amorphophallus konjac
Location: Potted Plants
 
Hold your nose! The A. konjac, also known as "devil's tongue," unfurled last week in Potted Plants and for several days thereafter emitted its signature smell of rotting meat. 

We rarely include the A. konjac in "What's in Bloom" since it's hard to predict exactly when this plant will unfurl and start stinking. But last week's pungent bloom was so spectacularly odorous that we thought it deserved a post-bloom mention. Follow us on Facebook to find out when the "devil's tongue" is blooming next!

Visit our What's in Bloom page to see what else is blooming
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