Bookstore & Plant Arbor

Hours & contact


9:00am - 3:30pm



What do we have?


We carry books on: garden design, herbs, local guides, trees & shrubs, ferns, bonsai, botanical art, container gardening, reference books, birds, annuals, walking/hiking, and much more!

Please contact the bookstore if you have any questions on the book selections we carry. 


We carry bookmarks, calendars, tote bags, sweatshirts, magnets, maps, notebooks, posters, cards, and many other garden-centric souvenirs that are perfect for gifts or for anyone who loves the Garden!


Peruse and purchase a wide selection of plants daily, with volunteers on hand to offer advice. 

Members get a 10% discount on all merchandise!

Current Favorites:

California Plants: A guide to our Iconic flora 

“The thrill I felt growing up among the gorgeous plants of California returned when I first opened the beautiful pages of this book – a call to love, enjoy and preserve California plants.”  Peter Raven- President Emeritus- Missouri Botanical Garden

The Hidden Lives of Owls

“Informative as it is captivating, this books is a compelling window into the science and secrets of these guardians of the forest.” Brenda Peterson – Author and naturalist

Fifty Plants That Changed the Course of History

“Each plant profiled has played a central role in human history and greatly affected our lifestyle, even today.”  Author Bill Laws

The Nature Lover’s Quotation Book   

“Between Every Two Pines is a Doorway to a New World.”  John Muir

Your Guide to Forest Bathing

“A beautiful and inspiring guide inviting us to seek out the trees and let the healing happen, both for us and the beleaguered ecosystems.” Florence Williams


Beautiful Posters created by the brilliant minds from The Hive Studios using two-hundred year old botanical prints

17" x 22"


Wide variety of seeds from edibles to wildflowers to your own redwood tree seed! 

The Man Who Planted Trees

“Jean Giono’s story of a man’s generosity to nature and through nature to other humans surely belongs among the most moving and endearing statements of our hope.” Wendell Berry – Author and environmentalist.

No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference

“Her book is a rallying cry for why we must wake up and fight to protect the living planet no matter how powerless we feel. Our future depends on it.” Penguin Books

The Hidden Life of Trees

“A powerful reminder to slow down and tune into the language of nature”   Rachel Sussman

The Art of Mindful Birdwatching

“Birds are the ideal inspiration for the practice of mindfulness” Author Claire Thompson

Garden Hats

Check out the new simple, yet elegant Garden cap in the Bookstore. Adjustable. 

Tea Towels

Beautiful English tea towels featuring succulent, flower, and vegetables from the Cavallini & Co. archives. Make great gifts, dress up a homemade loaf of bread, or look great hung on a wall! 100% cotton.

'Grow Giants!' Hoodie 

Show your support for the San Francisco Giants and the Garden. The hoodie has been a big "hit" with nature-loving baseball fans. 50% cotton / 50% polyester.


1199 9th Ave

San Francisco, CA 94122


Phone: (415) 661-1316

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San Francisco Botanical Garden is a public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.