New Nursery for San Francisco Botanical Garden
“The Heart of the Garden”

  • Scheduled to open in Spring 2022, the new complex will be approximately 40,000 square feet. It will enable us to fulfill our vital role as a world-class Botanical Garden, in service to the public while also supporting global conservation efforts.

  • We've already received 80% of the funds needed to reach our $6.7 million fundraising goal. With a generous matching challenge from longtime nursery volunteer and board chair Delle Maxwell and her husband Patrick Hanrahan, all gifts received by December 31, 2020 will be matched dollar for dollar.

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  • To participate, please contact Stephanie Linder, Executive Director at 415.661.1316 x 415 or 

  • Garden staff partnered with award-winning design firm Siegel & Strain to develop this new nursery replacement and consolidation project.

  • The new facility will allow us to:

    • Welcome plants from other institutions and care for rare, endangered, and unique species

    • Implement best practices for plant propagation and overall nursery operations

    • Improve safety and workflow to support our dedicated staff, horticultural team, and volunteers

    • Modernize our retail operation to offer noteworthy plants not commercially available

    • Enhance maintenance, security, and efficiency with centralized storage for equipment, tools, materials, and vehicles used throughout the Garden

  • The efforts of long-time volunteers to cultivate plants in the current facility are deeply appreciated. Everyone is encouraged to continue volunteering at the Garden during and after the transition. Until the nursery re-opens, volunteers may choose to support other plant nurseries in San Francisco, including the Nursery in Golden Gate Park at 100 MLK Drive, San Francisco.

  • The City and County of San Francisco through the Recreation and Park Department has committed 22% of the total costs of this project.



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.