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The Garden Shops

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

760/ 436-3036 x208

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10% for Basic-level memberships
20% for Patron-level and above memberships
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The Garden’s lovely Gift Shop is ready for those San Diego winter days! New to our collection are Satin Print Umbrellas, just in time for our rainy season. These umbrellas have colorful, nature-inspired print designs, wood handles and iron hardware and feature three assorted designs: Butterfly, dragonfly and flower. Make a beautiful statement!

We have also expanded our line of popular cork items. The Cork Oak Trees are part of our many ‘pride and joy’ sights in the Garden, so why not take home a perfect reminder with one of these durable, light-weight and unique pieces? Cork Bags, wallets, iPhone cases and bracelets are featured in the Gift Shop year round.

As the New Year begins and our winter months continue, our well-stocked and relaxing Plant Shop welcomes you! We continue to offer perennials and CA natives, as well as a selection of colorful bromeliads, anthuriums and poinsettias – just right for keeping your home or garden festive!


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 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


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.