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New Nursery for San Francisco Botanical Garden
“The Heart of the Garden”

  • Thanks to generous funders the Garden is closing in on the $8 million goal to complete the project. We invite your participation

  • The first phase, which includes the head house and greenhouse is expected to be completed fall 2022 with a second phase, which is the outdoor growing grounds to be completed for opening in Summer 2023, the new complex will be approximately 34,000 square feet. It will enable us to fulfill our vital role as a world-class Botanical Garden, in service to the public while also supporting global conservation efforts

  • As of October 1, 2022 the shells of the buildings are complete and we are on the home stretch of utility installation

  • As of February 25, 2022, foundations for new structures are complete and Greenhouse and Headhouse construction is well underway

  • On October 13, 2021 more than 200 supporters joined us to break ground on this new facility​​​

  • Garden staff partnered with award-winning design firm Siegel & Strain to develop this new nursery replacement and consolidation project 

  • The new facility will allow us to:

    • Welcome plants from other institutions and care for rare, endangered, and unique species

    • Implement best practices for plant propagation and overall nursery operations

    • Improve safety and workflow to support our dedicated staff, horticultural team, and volunteers

    • Modernize our retail operation to offer noteworthy plants not commercially available

    • Enhance maintenance, security, and efficiency with centralized storage for equipment, tools, materials, and vehicles used throughout the Garden

  • For questions, or to make a gift, please contact Director of Philanthropy Brooke Bedingfield at or 415.661.1316 x305

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