The Bay Area’s largest plant sale is coming back to San Fransisco for its 51st year in operation this Saturday, May 5. With over 20,000 plants for sale including 2,500 different species, the Botanical Garden’s Annual Sale boasts the largest selection of plants available for purchase to the public. Expect to find everything from common, rare, and dry climate thriving plant varieties at this much-anticipated annual event.

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Opening 75 years ago to the public, the San Francisco Botanical Garden has played a very important role in conserving and collecting uncommon flora from all over the world, bringing them to the city to share with residents. Many of the species available for sale are bred to withstand the harsh dry climate that’s common in California, making these plants very desirable to homeowners looking for gorgeous and low-maintenance plant options.

In addition to a marketplace full of plants, there will be expert-led sessions about taking care of your different plants which will take place throughout the day. They will teach plant care methods, conservation lessons, and how to get the most out of your plants by designing displays for them. Children can enjoy a free hands-on activity, creating beautiful works using leaves and succulents which they are free to take home afterward. There will also be free ice cream for attendees (while supplies last), and Andytown Coffee will be on scene selling coffee and pastries. Members can come a day early for a silent auction and some exclusive lessons from expert green thumbs.

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A portion of the proceeds will go to helping the Gardens continue their conservation and education efforts, as well as maintaining their huge horticultural library. Come out Saturday, May 5 for a fun day of shopping and education with plenty of activities for the kids!

San Francisco Botanical Garden’s Annual Plant Sale
SF County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Saturday, May 5, from 10AM to 2PM
Free to attend