Plant Sales FAQ
Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions to help make your plant-buying trip easy and successful.
Do I pay admission to attend the monthly plant sales at the Nursery?For monthly plant sales at the Nursery, non-resident visitors must pay admission to access the Garden Nursery, but can subtract the admission price from the price of plants purchased. Simply present your admissions receipt at the Nursery Plant Sale checkout and the cost will be deducted from your plant purchase (equal to or greater than the admission paid).
Please note: This offset is not available when purchasing plants at the Garden Bookstore or in the new Arbor next to the Bookstore as no admission fee is required to access those plant sale areas.
Do members receive special benefits at plant sales?
Absolutely – become a Member and harvest the benefits! Garden Lover members ($125) enjoy early access to all monthly Plant Sales and may arrive at 9:30am for best selection!
Members also enjoy free or discounted admission to SFBG and nearly 300 other botanical gardens; discounts on all SFBGS member purchases at over 75 Bay Area nurseries, invitations to member appreciation events, admission to the Annual Spring Plant Sale Members Only Preview (Garden Lover level and above) and more! Call (415) 661-1316 ext 301 or visit our membership area to learn more.
Where can I park?
Limited free street parking is available in Golden Gate Park – please take note of time limit restrictions. Additional paid parking for cars and bicycle racks are conveniently located in the Music Concourse Garage, which can be accessed from either Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (enter the park at 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way; garage entrance will be third right) or from Fulton Street at 10th Avenue. The south pod of the garage is closest to the Botanical Garden. During all plant sales, a temporary loading zone is available outside of the Botanical Garden's main gate for loading plants.
What plants are available at the sale?
A wide range of our best plants is available at each plant sale, focused around a seasonal featured theme. Sign up here for our monthly e-newsletter, At the Garden, featuring a plant sale preview and photos from Curator, Dr. Don Mahoney.