Special Projects

San Francisco Zoo

South American Tropical Rainforest & Aviary: San Francisco Zoological Society

In 2008-Nancy Davis was delighted to be invited to take part in the planning and planting of the bromeliads and orchids for the “New South American Tropical Rainforest & Aviary “ for the San Francisco Zoo.

Singapore Gardens

Singapore National Gardens

In 1994 Michael and Nancy sold a major portion of their Bromeliad collection to the government of Singapore, to be featured within the National Botanic Gardens – at the bequest of Lady Yuen Peng McNeice.

Life Forms Stephen Johnson

Life Forms by Stephen Johnson, A picture story of what plants do when they think no one is looking

In 2013- Nature photographer Stephen Johnson, was given a key to the Shelldance greenhouses, a photographic journey of documenting the secret life of exotic plants began! Making visits when he wanted – “capturing” the plants at moments when the light was just right to reflect minute details only the trained eye of the photographer (and hummingbirds) can realize.

Art X Nature X Art

Art X Nature X Art, a fundraiser event at Sanchez Art Center

It was 2020, the year of the pandemic- when Nancy Davis and the director of the Sanchez Art Center, Cindy Abbott began plans for a fundraiser to benefit educational art programs at the Center- in the Bouquet to Arts style, art translated by floral designs.