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Dennis Gutmann
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(415) 661-1316, ext 408
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We Also Carry

Bookmarks
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Finger puppets
Greeting cards
Japanese garden bells
SFBG logo aprons
SFBG Logo T-shirts, sweatshirts and canvas tote bags
Magnets
Maps
Nature playing cards
Notebooks
Peruvian carved gourd boxes and birdhouses
SFBG botanical posters
Seeds

Garden Bookstore

Gibbs Smith 2011 Fall Catalog Cover

"Just inside the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park sits this tiny trove of inspiration for lovers of the natural world. There are references for botanists and gardeners, field guides and children's books tucked in a corner. If you're a lover of books and plants, it's a candy store."
-Via Magazine




 

Notable

Bizarre Botanicals
Bizarre Botanicals: How to Grow String–of–Hearts, Jack–in–the–Pulpit, Panda Ginger, and Other Weird and Wonderful Plants
By Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross

Gardeners love tulips, lilies, and pansies – the common, but beautiful, plants found in the average garden. But there are realms in the plant world far beyond these familiar favorites. In Bizarre Botanicals, plant experts Larry Mellichamp and Paula Gross take readers on a curious botanical journey of weirdly wonderful plants that can be grown at home.

Bizarre Botanicals features over 75 astonishing plants that have extraordinary abilities – from pyrotechnic spores that can burst into flame when ignited to flowers that lure insects to their deaths. Each plant profile includes essential care and cultivation information. A difficulty scale alerts gardeners to how easy (or difficult) it is to grow the plant at home.

There's no reason to forsake lilies and petunias. But after reading Bizarre Botanicals, gardeners will want to take a walk on the weird side and try a few of these peculiar plants for themselves.

Gifts

Grow Giants sweatshirt
Grow Giants Sweatshirt

Show your support for the San Francisco Giants and the Garden. The hoodie has been a big "hit" with nature-loving baseball fans. All proceeds benefit the garden. Made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester and are available in S/M/L/XL.
$45.95 plus tax (Members get 10% off).

Grow Warriors Hoodie
Grow Warriors Hoodie

Show your support for the World Champs and the Garden with this fun hoodie inspired by Dub Nation and the beautiful Berkheya purpurea "Zulu Warrior" from the Garden's South Africa collection. All proceeds benefit the garden. Made of 50% cotton/50% polyester, these popular hoodies come in S/M/L/XL.
$45.95 + tax (Members get 10% off)

Posters: 17" x 22"

Matilija Poppy Poster
Matilija Poppy

Featuring art from our collection.
$9.95

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Camellia Japonica Poster
Camellia Japonica

Featuring art from our collection.
$9.95

Magnolia Grandiflora Poster
Magnolia Grandiflora

Featuring art from our collection.
$9.95

 
SFBGS and San Francisco Recreation and Park Department San Francisco Botanical Garden's beauty and value as a major cultural resource are the result of a successful public/private partnership between San Francisco Botanical Garden Society and the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department.

ADMISSION  FREE for Members, SF Residents (with proof of residency) & School Groups | $8 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors, Families & Children

LOCATED In Golden Gate Park, with entrances at the corner of Ninth Ave. at Lincoln Way (Main Gate) & at MLK Jr. Drive off the Music Concourse (Friend/North Gate) | Phone: (415) 661-1316 | Mail: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370

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