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Fall Plant Sale 

Saturday and Sunday, October 12-13

Fall is the best time for planting! Get the best plants! Peruse thousands of hard-to-find plants for all your indoor and outdoor gardening.


Saturday, October 12

Member Preview Sale

  • Garden Lover Level & Above: 10-11am 

    •  (Open to Garden Lover, Garden Steward, Garden Conservator, and Strybing Circle Member Levels) 

  • All Members: 11am-12pm 

    •   (Open to all Member Levels) 

  • General Public: 12-3pm     

Sunday, October 13

  • Public Sale: 10am-3pm


San Francisco County Fair Building

1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

Member Benefits


All Garden members get early access to the sale and receive a 10% discount on purchases by either showing their current Membership card, or a temporary Membership Card.


Garden Lover level member and above may bring guests to the Reception and Member Preview:

  • Garden Lover: 2 Guests

  • Garden Steward: 4 Guests

  • Garden Conservator: 6 Guests

  • Strybing Circle: 8 Guests


Want to Upgrade to Garden Lover level? Do so here


Not yet a member? Become one today!

Plant Highlights​

  • Ferns: Enjoy our best fronds - from proven work horses to delicate rarities

  • California Native Plants: Hard to find plants for all conditions: sand or clay, sun or shade

  • Houseplants: a massive houseplant selection 

  • Proteaceae: Leucospermums, Grevilleas, Leucadendron, Restios, Banksias, and more 

  • Cloud forest plants: Tree daisies, tree dahlias, and so much more

  • Additional San Francisco Botanical Garden specialties you'll be hard-pressed to find elsewhere


The spring plant sale draws on the support of more than 200 volunteers, from corporate and community groups who help set up and transport plants, to a host of dedicated, long-term nursery volunteers who propagate and tend plants year-round, sharing their valuable knowledge with visitors during the sale.

Program Partners &

Special Activities

Andytown Coffee Roasters

Andytown will have their delicous coffee beverages available for sale on Sunday, October 13.


Churn Urban Creamery

Churn will have their farm fresh ice cream available for sale on Saturday, October 12. 

California Native Plant Society

California is one of the world's biodiversity hotspots. Get more expert advice on which native plants are right for your garden and learn all about the multitude of benefits native plants provide for bees, butterflies, humans, and all living things. 


An online marketplace dedicated for plants, will be jointly selling houseplants and donating back 30% of proceeds to the Garden. For more details and information on how to buy, sell, or share your plants, please visit their website.

UC Master Gardener Program of San Mateo and San Francisco Counties

Our local Master Gardeners will be available to answer additional gardening questions.

Know Before You Go


County Fair Building is accessible via numerous Muni routes such as the N-Judah streetcar, 44, 71, 28, 29, 7 and 6 buses.


Bike Racks

There are many bike racks available outside the County Fair Building for bike parking.



Please enter “9th Avenue and Lincoln Way” as your pick-up or drop-off address for car share services.



Street parking is limited but available throughout Golden Gate Park. Paid parking in the Music Concourse Parking Garage is available as well.


Plant Pick-Up/Loading

Plant loading zone is accessible off Lincoln Way at 10th Avenue in the parking lot behind the County Fair Building. The loading zone is available post-purchase for plants to be safely stored while you retrieve your vehicle. Staff and volunteers will be available in the parking lot to assist.


Will Call

Feel free to utilize will call to temporarily store your plants so you can get more. We will hold plants until the end of each day at which point, plants will be returned to the sales floor.

More Frequently Asked Questions Here

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