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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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With Fall settling in all through the Garden, it’s a great time to stop by our Garden Shops for some cool-weather comfort! In our Gift Shop, you will find cozy accessories with new scarves, hats and soft Garden sweatshirts. And we are continuing our popular line of Root Candles, including the so-soothing Honey Brewed variety.

Our Plant Shop is all ready for the season. This is a major growing season for succulents from the Canary Islands and South Africa – we’re stocked and have a beautiful display! We are also excited to highlight California Natives and Subtropical Fruit Trees, propagated here in our Garden. And don’t forget our lovely succulent wreaths and topiaries for the holidays – they make memorable gifts from your Botanic Garden!


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


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.