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Dennis Gutmann
Bookstore Manager
(415) 661-1316, ext 408
Bookstore direct ext. 409
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Books on

Asian Gardens
Birds / Birding
Botanical Art
Cacti & Succulents
Children's Books
Container Gardening
Edible Plants
Feng Shui
Garden Design
Garden Writing
Grasses & Bamboos
Ground Covers
Local Guides
Local History
Low-Water Gardens
Medicinal Plants
Native Plants
Organic Gardening
Pests & Diseases
Rock Gardens
Shade Gardens
Trees & Shrubs
UC Press Natural History Field Guides
Water Gardens

We Also Carry

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

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



Lawn Gone! Low-Maintenance, sustainable, attractive alternatives for your yard
2016 Cavillini Calendars

The beautiful 2016 Italian art calendars by Cavallini are now available in the Garden Bookstore. The perfect holiday gift... for yourself or a friend.


Grow Warriors Hoodie
Grow Warriors Hoodie

The new NBA season is just around the corner and Grow Warriors hoodies are here! 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)

Treasures from San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum: Watercolor paintings by Mary L. Harden and her Master Artists
A Treasure from the Garden:

Treasures from San Francisco Botanical Garden at Strybing Arboretum: Watercolor Paintings by Mary L. Harden and her Master Artists
This art exhibit that displayed in 2011 in the Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture is now commemorated in a handsome catalog. Enjoy these wonderful paintings and accompanying plant descriptions and learn more about our extraordinary Garden.

This cherished Garden keepsake and a veritable treasure map through our prized collection is available at our Bookstore for $16.95 each (plus tax) with a 10% discount for current members (a 10% discount will also be applied to purchases of 10 or more). This collectible volume is also available by mail for a small shipping and handling fee. Send an email or call the Bookstore at (415) 661-1316 ext 408.


Posters: 17" x 22"

Matilija Poppy Poster
Matilija Poppy

Featuring art from our collection.

Camellia Japonica Poster
Camellia Japonica

Featuring art from our collection.

Magnolia Grandiflora Poster
Magnolia Grandiflora

Featuring art from our collection.

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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