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The Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture, established in 1972, is northern California's most comprehensive horticultural library. The library houses approximately 27,000 volumes and 350 plant and garden periodicals. The library collections cover all aspects of horticulture including gardening, garden design, botanical art, ethnobotany and pest management, with an emphasis on plants grown in Mediterranean and other mild temperate climates. The library also features a 1,600-volume children's botanical library, Sunday children's story time programs and botanical art exhibitions.
Cloud Forest Plants Bibliography
This comprehensive bibliography includes Cloud Forest plants-related books, articles, images and more available from the Library's collections.
We provide monthly lists of recommended children's books along with a Featured Book of the Month and SFBGS Members and SFUSD teachers can now check-out children's books.
Children's Story Time & Family Walk
ART EXHIBIT: Conifers and Cones by G. Lee Boerger
The current art exhibit, Conifers and Cones by G. Lee Boerger: 20+ Years of Science and Art, will include illustrations for San Francisco Botanical Garden signage along with monoprints, colored pencil, and paintings on panels and canvas.
Children's Collection Now Circulating
SFBGS Members and SFUSD teachers can now check-out children's books. Find out how to get a Library card.