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The Garden Shops


Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Open 7 days a week
(Closed on Christmas Day)

760/ 436-3036 x208

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20% for Patron-level and above memberships
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Spring Has Sprung at the Garden Shops

Spring is here and we have some lovely new additions to our Gift Shop! Stop by and see our seasonal items, fresh off the press and ready to brighten up anyone’s garden this season.

“ParA Sol Garden” has a new exciting line of hand-painted Hummingbird feeders. These feeders, with Red Tubers, are whimsical one-of-a-kind art pieces – bringing light and fancy to any garden or patio.

Other sweet additions to the Shop include beautiful watercolor spring trays. They offer a beautiful way to serve Lemonade on your San Diego patio this Spring!

Of course, we also continue to offer our popular cork accessories, unique home goods and garden-themed flights of fancy – come celebrate Spring with us!

Plant Shop

Our Plant Shop is thriving with winter-happy plants! We are favoring those plants which grow best during the cooler, wetter weather. These include winter-growing African Aloes, Aeoniums from the Canary Islands and South American flowering shrubs. Some of the most collectible succulents are winter growers, so we also have bonsai or specimen-worthy plants throughout the winter.




Sowing Seeds of Wonder:
The Stories of Ruth and Charles Larabee, and the Origins of San Diego Botanic Garden
, by Sally Sandler.

200-page book features 60 pages of pictures,including vintage historical photos and current views of the Garden.

At just $10, it’s a perfect gift or souvenir from your visit. When purchased at The Garden Shops, proceeds benefit San Diego Botanic Garden.

Sam's book




Too Big To Loose

Did you know that SDBG is the proud owner of a 500-pound Galapagos tortoise named Sam? Read Sam’s story, “Too Big To Lose,” in a beautifully illustrated book for children of all ages. This charming book, written by Leslie Duval and illustrated by Ruth Todd Evans, is available in the SDBG Garden Shops and on Sam’s website – www.toobigtolose.com. Remember, proceeds will be shared with the SDBG to help care for Sam, who might live another 100 years, so get ready to stock up on the best gift ever!

Sam is not on display in the Garden but is available
for pre arranged visits by persons with special needs. 

Visit Sam's Page Click Here