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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



NEW Cavallini Tea Towels in Garden Bookstore

The new, beautiful English tea towels featuring succulent, flower, and vegetable images from the Cavallini & Co. archives make for a great, simple gift, can dress up a generous homemade loaf of bread, or look so good they could be hung on a wall! These items have been flying off the shelves, so get yours today! Made of 100% cotton.

Garden Caps and Hoodies

The San Francisco summer is here and it is time to sport your Garden attire — cool caps for those warm clear mornings and cozy hoodies for those foggy afternoons.

Foliage First

With their book Gardening with Foliage First, Karen Chapman and Christina Salwitz have provided us all a with fantastic resource on how best to "pair the beauty of leaves with flowers, bark, berries, and more" to provide year-round interest.

Indispensable New Mushroom Reference

It's been a banner year for mushrooms in our region and "Mushrooms of the Redwood Coast: A Comprehensive Guide to the Fungi of Coastal Northern California" by Noah Siegel and Christian Schwarz is a must-have, accessible, beautiful resource for beginner and veteran mushroom hunters alike. All proceeds benefit the Garden.

The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias

Magnolias are the most magnificent flowering woody plants for temperate gardens and landscapes. Presented here are expert Andrew Bunting’s 146 top choices, from large shrubs to towering trees, along with essential information about how to care for them.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate

Mr. Peter Wohlleben has delighted readers in his New York Times bestseller with the fascinating fact that trees in the forest are social beings. This book will undoubtedly intrigue those who love a walk through the woods.


Garden Cap
New San Francisco Botanical Garden Cap

Check out the new simple, yet elegant Garden cap in the Bookstore. Adjustable.
Now available for sale — $15.95.

Grow Giants sweatshirt
Grow Giants Sweatshirt

Show your support for the San Francisco Giants and the Garden. The hoodie has been a big "hit" with nature-loving baseball fans. All proceeds benefit the garden. Made of 50% cotton / 50% polyester and are available in S/M/L/XL.
$45.95 plus tax (Members get 10% off).

Grow Warriors Hoodie
Grow Warriors Hoodie

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)

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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