Bring the Garden home! San Francisco Botanical Garden propagates and sells a multitude of different kinds of plants, many exclusive to the Garden's Nursery.
For more than 50 years, we've held popular plant sales and are now pleased to offer plants for sale every day at the Arbor. Aided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, amateur and professional gardeners alike will find premium plants and delight in finding a few rare and unusual gems along the way!
Upcoming Plant Sales
CANCELLED Due to Coronavirus:
May 2-3: Spring Plant Sale
Location: SF County Fair Building
Exploring alternative ways to sell plants to the community - stay tuned.
Plants are available for sale every day of the week in the open-air Arbor next to the Garden Bookstore on the Main Gate esplanade. Peruse and purchase plants daily, with volunteers on hand to offer advice. The Arbor's hours conveniently coincide with those of the Garden Bookstore, daily from 10am–4pm.
Plant Sale FAQ's
Do I have to pay admission to attend the plant sale?
No. Plant Sales are free to attend and take place in the Entry Garden near the Main Gate and Bookstore before you enter the Garden. Spring and Fall Plant Sales takes place in the San Francisco County Fair Building right outside the Garden's Main Entrance.
Do members receive special benefits at plant sales?
Absolutely! Members get early access to the Garden's largest sales of the year, the Spring and Fall Plant Sales as well as 10% off at all plant sales including at the Arbor. See our Membership page for more info on membership benefits.
What plants are available at the sale?
A wide range of our best plants are available at each plant sale, focused around a seasonal featured theme but not limited to the seasonal feature--all plant departments are well represented at each sale.
Sign up here for our monthly e-newsletter, Leaflet, for a reminder before each sale and like the Garden on Facebook for additional plant sale information. For specific questions please contact Curator Ryan Guillou.
Where do I park?
Limited free street parking is available in Golden Gate Park– please note time limit restrictions. Additional paid parking and bicycle racks are located in the Music Concourse Garage. During all plant sales, a temporary loading zone is available outside the Main Gate. See our Visit page for more info on visiting the gardens and where to park!