Ask a Master Gardener
Bring plant and garden questions and challenges to the Arbor from 11:30am–2:30pm on the second Saturday of each month for expert advice from San Francisco and San Mateo Master Gardeners.
Bring the Garden home! San Francisco Botanical Garden Society propagates and sells a multitude of different kinds of plants, many exclusive to the Garden's Nursery. For over 30 years, we've held popular monthly plant sales and are now pleased to offer plants for sale every day at The Arbor. Aided by enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers, amateur and professional gardeners alike will find premium plants and delight in finding a few rare and unusual gems along the way!
Monthly Plant Sales
Come by for a unique opportunity to admire and acquire an outstanding selection of plants seldom found in commercial nurseries or garden centers. Enjoy a wide variety of plants at each monthly Saturday sale, in addition to featured selections, based on the season. Find the right plants for your Bay Area (or beyond!) microclimate with many propagated from our very own collections.
All monthly sales take place on Saturdays from 10am–1pm at the Nursery unless indicated as Arbor. Both the Nursery and Arbor are accessed from the Main Gate.
Mar 7: Magnolias & Magnolia Plants
Note: There are no plant sales in January, February, August or December. Click here for answers to other frequently asked questions about our plant sales.
Once a month not enough for your plant needs? Plants are now for sale every day of the week in the open-air Arbor next to the Garden Bookstore on the Main Gate esplanade. Peruse and purchase plants daily (weather permitting), with volunteers on hand to offer advice. The Arbor's hours conveniently coincide with those of the Garden Bookstore, daily from 10am–4pm.
48th Annual Spring Plant Sale
Northern California's Largest Plant Sale features over 2,500 different kinds of plants – many exclusive to the Garden's Nursery and a variety suitable for all different Bay Area microclimates! The 2015 sale takes place May 1 and 2.