There seems to be so many events happening in the neighborhood over the past several weeks that I’ve had not time to post about anything else. This weekend is packed as well, starting with the 10th Annual Portola Garden Tour happening on Saturday. Here are the details in the words of our neighbors Bob & Mindy:
The Portola Garden Tour is next weekend! Join us and tour 20+ magical gardens in the Portola neighborhood. Learn about what plants thrive in SF, how to make even small spaces outstanding, ideas for decks and patios and fun landscaping tips — and get inspired to work on your own back yard. It’s an awesome community building experience as neighbors open their yards to scores of tour participants and everyone parties together at the host house at the close of the tour.
The tour is a fund raising event for the Portola Garden District Scholarship at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) for students in the Environmental Horticulture and Floristry department. The Portola Garden Tour has awarded 16 scholarships to CCSF students and five work projects in the Portola. The neighborhood, recently officially recognized as the Garden District, is roughly bordered by Silver Avenue to the north, Mansell Street to the south, San Bruno Avenue to the east and McLaren Park to the west.
Date:Saturday, September 24, 2016
Time:10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place: The private and public gardens of San Francisco’s Garden District, the Portola
Cost: Tickets are $25 each or $40 for two
Tickets can be purchased the day of the event at Four Barrel Coffee, 2 Burrows Street. This is also the starting location to grab your map. Tickets are also available online here
You can also check our sneak peak of last year’s tour to get an idea of what to expect. Click here.
In addition to the Garden Tour, we also have an event at the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. On both Saturday & Sunday The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival will present The Winter’s Tale at 2 pm. Here is more info straight from the source:
The Winter’s Tale has been a hit with audiences and criticsall summer. Celebrate the start of Fall with our run of performances at Jerry Garcia Amphitheater. This Greek-style theater has outstanding acoustics and is one of the most spectacular performance venues in San Francisco! Shows are this Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm, but come early for a good spot and enjoy our 15-minute Green Show at 1:30 pm. The Shakes-Bears’ Picnic is a lively and informative introduction to the main-stage show that’s fun for all ages.