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Plant Sales FAQ

Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions to help make your plant-buying trip easy and successful.


Mar 7: Magnolias & Companion Plants
Apr 4: Spring Bloomers

    May 1: Members-Only Sale, 5–8pm
    May 2: Public Sale, 10am–2pm

Jun 13: Perennials & Pollinator Plants
Jul 11: Salvias, Shrubs & Fuchsias
Sept 12: California Natives & Succulents
Oct 10: Trees, Ferns & Rhododendrons
Nov 14: End of Season Sale

Do I pay admission to attend the monthly plant sales at the Nursery?

For monthly plant sales at the Nursery, normal admission procedures apply:

Admission is FREE for all Members, San Francisco City & County Residents (with proof of residency), and School Groups. Admission for non-residents is as follows:

Age/Category Admission
Adults $7.00
Youth 12-17 and Seniors 65 and over $5.00
Children 5-11 $2.00
Children 4 and under FREE
Families (2 adults and all children under 17
residing in the same household)

The Botanical Garden is FREE daily 7:30–9am and all day on the second Tuesday of every month as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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.

Directions     |     Additional parking information

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.

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 | $7 Non-residents | Discounts for Seniors & 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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