JOIN US IN THE GARDEN AT ORACLE PARK
The Garden at Oracle Park serves as a unique gathering place for fans to enjoy while cheering on the 2014 World Series Champion Giants. The two bistros located inside the Garden, Hearth Table and Garden Table, offer a healthy menu featuring fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the Garden.
Beyond providing a one-of-a-kind food experience within Oracle Park, the Garden serves as a living, learning classroom that encourages children to live healthier, more active lives. Through hands-on activities, children learn about the importance of healthy eating, see first-hand where food comes from and how it grows, and roll up their sleeves for a cooking class alongside Bay Area chefs.
We invite you to visit us in the Garden and explore our aeroponic towers, garden beds, herb tables, and more. The Garden is open on game days to all ticket holders approximately two hours prior to first pitch through the end of the game. Additionally, the garden is available to rent for pre-scheduled tours and special events, based on availability. Throughout the year, the Garden is open to community partners for children's educational programs focused on healthy eating and nutrition.
We hope to see you in the Garden soon!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What is the purpose of The Garden at Oracle Park?
A: The Garden at Oracle Park serves as a spectacular outdoor venue where fans of all ages gather to enjoy a bounty of fresh-picked fruits and vegetables and to learn about sustainability, urban farming and healthy eating.
Q: Who does the Garden serve?
A: The Garden serves fans, ballpark guests, children, local community members, schools and
Q: Where is the Garden located in the ballpark?
A: The 4,320 square-foot garden is located behind the centerfield wall, just under the scoreboard.
Q: Why did the Giants choose to build an edible garden at the ballpark?
A: The Giants and Bon Appétit Management Company wanted to create a first-of-its-kind garden in an American sports facility where fans can congregate during a game surrounded by living towers and planter beds all growing local, sustainable produce. In addition, the Garden was created to help children and youth understand where food comes from and to inspire them to make food choices that are healthy for their bodies and for the environment.
Q: What kinds of food are featured in the Garden?
A: The garden beds and aeroponic towers supply a bounty of seasonal fruits, vegetables, greens and flowers that are harvested at peak ripeness throughout the year. Blueberries,
strawberries, avocados, tomatoes, peppers, squash, lettuces, lemons, watercress, kale and lemongrass, among others, are available for picking and use in ballpark food offerings.
Q. Are fans able to eat in the Garden?
A. Yes, Bon Appétit's Garden Table and Hearth Table bistros feature flatbreads from the pizza oven, tossed-to-order salads, antipasti, smoothies, sandwiches, garden soups, and more - including options that are vegetarian and made-without-gluten-containing-ingredients. The Garden features a bar, dining tables, benches and fire pits for fans to use during their visit to Oracle Park. Fans also have the opportunity to picnic on the sod farm, which is harvested for use on the playing field.
Q: What are the hours of operation of the Garden?
A: The Garden is open on game days approximately two hours prior to first pitch for anyone with a ticket to the game. The Garden is also available for pre-scheduled community tours, educational field trips, and special event rentals, based on availability.
Q: What kind of programs are offered to the community?
A: The Garden serves as an outdoor classroom that encourages children to live healthier, more active lives. Through hands-on activities, children learn about the importance of healthy eating, see first-hand where food comes from and how it grows, and roll up their sleeves for cooking classes alongside Bay Area chefs. The Garden also provides year-round pre-scheduled tours for community groups.
Q: What about food safety?
A: The Giants and Bon Appétit Management Company work together to maintain an efficient
gardening process that provides safe and nutritious foods in The Garden's bistros.
Q: Who designed the Garden?
A: The Garden was designed by Blasen Landscape Architecture and EDG under the direction of Bon Appétit Management Company CEO Fedele Bauccio. It integrates cutting-edge aeroponic towers made by Future Growing with traditional raised beds atop the concrete plaza. Each tower, made of FDA-compliant, food-grade plastic can grow up to 44 plants on a 2.5-foot square footprint. The aeroponic towers use up to 95 percent less water than conventional farming by recycling 100 percent of the growing solution.
Q: Who is responsible for the maintenance of the Garden?
A: The Garden is maintained by Bon Appétit Management Company in partnership with Farmscape, an urban farming venture whose mission is to "bring the farm back to the city one plot at a time."
Q: Who are the sponsors of the Garden?
A: The 2016 sponsors of the Garden are Duda Farm Fresh Foods and Colavita Olive Oil
Q: Is the Garden available for private events?
A: Yes, the space is available to rent for private events, based on availability.
Q: How can I stay in touch with the Garden?
A: For questions or more information about the Garden at Oracle Park contact firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.bamco.com/giants-garden, or follow the @GiantsGarden on Twitter and Instagram.