LAND OF FLOWERS
Date: Tuesday, April 25
Time: 10:30 am to 2:00pm
Location: Julia Morgan Ballroom, 465 California Street, 15th floor, San Francisco, CA 94104
Our annual benefit ensures that the San Francisco Garden Club can continue its 91 year history of contributing to the beautification of the City and County of San Francisco.
The Land Of Flowers luncheon will benefit The San Francisco Garden Club's Alice Eastwood Legacy Garden located in the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The funds raised from the luncheon will be used to refurbish the plantings many of which are in need of tending, supplementing, or replacing. The restoration work on the garden will be done by Botanical Garden certified gardeners with support from San Francisco Garden Club volunteers. The goal of the completed project is to make the Alice Eastwood Garden a place that the general public will enjoy visiting often and in which they will want to linger.
Imagine what more we can accomplish with your generous support! We sincerely hope that you will join us at the Land Of Flowers!
You will enjoy an enticing silent auction, a delicious lunch, a stimulating program and the beautiful Julia Morgan Ballroom while visiting with SFGC members, friends and guests.
Venue: The Julia Morgan Ballroom at the Merchants Exchange is an exclusive, architectural gem located in the heart of San Francisco, designed by Julia Morgan and Willis Polk in the Beaux Arts style. One of America’s most important and prolific architects, Julia Morgan had her offices at the Merchants Exchange for forty-five years (1904-1950). Her connection to the building began early in her career when firebrand architect Willis Polk tapped her to design the common area interiors after the great earthquake of 1906. She took the assignment seriously, making her most distinctive mark on the opulent, light-filled lobby and the breathtaking banking hall, which included the incorporation of the historic William Coulter maritime murals. Julia Morgan was the first female architect to graduate from the École de Beaux-Arts in Paris, and the first licensed female architect in California. (source: www.juliamorganballroom.com)
Honorary Chair: Janet Reilly
Media Sponsor: Nob Hill Gazette
Program: Occasion! founder and CEO, Annette Kunz, is first and foremost a floral designer whose work has been published in books, magazines, newspapers and has been shown on T.V. Annette has lectured for the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco (Bouquets to Art). The museums, as well as Filoli, and the Monterey Museum of Art have used photos of Annette’s work for many of their flower show promotional materials. Ever the student, she frequently travels abroad to participate in floral workshops and events.