It is with great sorrow that we must announce that our dear friend and branch head Bracey Tiede has passed away after a brief but intense fight with an aggressive metastasized cancer. Jean-Pierre Bouchez has agreed to take her place as head of the Northern California branch of the Mediterranean Garden Society.

Welcome to the Northern California Chapter of the Mediterranean Garden Society’s website. We are affiliated with the Mediterranean Garden Society based in Greece. Members of that society are members of this branch and are entitled to attend our activities and receive our newsletter.

If you are curious about this society further, please visit the main website at for more information about the society and how to join.

These pages contain local event information and notes from past events, plus some interesting links to related topics.

If you are a member, please make sure to send your latest email and/or street address as well as your first and last name to This will of course be kept completely private. Please be sure to add to your safe senders list as well.

We've got a page on Facebook! We post photos of plants and other things of interest to our members and you.

Bracey Tiede
Branch Head

Caper flower visited by a honeybee
Upcoming Events:

  • San Francisco Treats: Gardens, Plants, Food, & Art - June 11, 2017
    Get a tour of the San Francisco Botanical Garden's Mediterranean Garden with Richard Turner, buy plants at the San Francisco Succulent and Cactus Society's annual show and sale, and check out the spectacular tile stairways of the Sunset District! No-host lunch at a nearby restaurant. RSVP with Bracey.

  • The 2017 MGS Annual General Meeting will be held in Southern California on October 26-30. Sign up now on the MGS website.

Volunteer to help maintain the Lake Merritt Mediterranean Garden

Recent Events:

Cheryl Renshaw,
Apr 8, 2012, 4:56 PM