The Garden Shops
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm
Open 7 days a week
(Closed on Christmas Day)
760/ 436-3036 x208
10% for Basic-level memberships
20% for Patron-level
and above memberships
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Summer is in full swing at San Diego Botanic Garden. Who doesn’t enjoy those extra hours of daylight,
or the relaxed and stress-free feeling of being out in nature? How about indulging in summer’s many
guilt-free pleasures, like a day at San Diego Botanic Garden?
When you visit, we at the Garden Shops invite you to come in and indulge yourself in our inspired-by-nature home and garden decor, art, apparel, toys, books and plants. Better yet, make us your destination for fine gifts for nature-lovers of all ages.
TOO BIG TO LOSE
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 Samís website Ė 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
Our gift shop merchandise reflects our beautiful botanic setting. Some items you can find in our gift shop include:
Home and garden décor
Jewelry and art (prominently featuring the
work of local artists)
Cork handbags and fashion accessories
Hand-crafted bird houses
Fun and educational games, toys and books
Books of interest to plant lovers, home gardeners, horticulturalists and birders
Handmade note cards
Bamboo poles and walking sticks
Clothing, caps, mugs and more to remember your visit to the Garden
Many of the plants in the Garden’s Plant Shop are propagated by volunteers or purchased from local specialty growers. Our inventory is constantly changing and often includes ornamental plants for the home and garden including:
- California native plants
- Cork oaks
- Dragon trees
- Container gardens
- Succulent wreaths hand-made by Garden volunteers