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Summer Gardening Fair
Saturday, August 2, 10:00am–3:00pm

An annual tradition here at the Botanical Garden, the Summer Gardening Fair is a free, fun and friendly gathering of plant enthusiasts sharing ideas, plants and plant-related items. This year, we're proud to add lots of children's activities to round out the day!

Come to the Fair to learn more about plants and gardening from our volunteers and plant specialists, and representatives of local horticultural and conservation organizations. Join a local plant club, buy plants and plant products, or simply enjoy a day in the Garden.



  • Meet experts from the local horticultural community
  • Browse a wide selection of new and used books
  • Purchase special plants & growing materials
  • Marvel at summer fuchsias & begonias
  • Elderberry flute making
  • See the inside of a beehive

Gardens thrive in the summer, even in San Francisco's fog! In fact, our unique climate means that in your San Francisco garden you can grow some incredible rarities like Deppea splendens, which is thought to be extinct in the wild and other cloud forest plants from Mexico, Central and South America. In our Nursery, we're propagating many plants that you won't find at big-box stores or commercial nurseries. The Arbor will be well stocked with great selections from our Nursery – be sure to stop by for some great finds.

Enter at the Main Gate of San Francisco Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park, near 9th Avenue and Lincoln Way.

Contact Andrew Sieving at (415) 661-1316 ext. 400 or for vendor opportunities.

Summer Gardening Fair Vendors at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Antonio Flores: Elderberry
    Flute Making
Fern Society
Spindles and Flyer
St Mary's Urban Youth Farm
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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