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Flower Piano returns to SF Botanical Garden this week

Well, we're all in the mood for a melody, and you've got us feelin' alright

Photos by Natalie Jenks

Sunset Piano’s public piano project at San Francisco Botanical Garden, now in its third year, offers visitors the chance to diddle around on the ivories. From July 13 – 24, visitors can find 12 pianos hidden among the flower-filled gardens within Botanical Garden’s sprawling 55 acres.

In addition to novice players unleashing their inner Chopin, there will be special legit performances this year, including the first appearance of the San Francisco Symphony’s Chorus Group and alumni from their Youth Orchestra.

Come and listen to others play or try to play them yourself. After all, who doesn’t love a rousing rendition of Chopsticks?

There will also be youth performers from Oakland School for the Arts and the Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, as well as special 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love sing-along of hits from 1967.

Be sure to check them out soon—the melodies last for only 12 days. As always, bonus points to anyone who can tear apart the keys playing the November Rain piano solo.

More details can be found here.

San Francisco Botanical Garden: 1199 Ninth Avenue, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco