11 dazzling nurseries in San Francisco where you can find your next botanical kids

11 dazzling nurseries in San Francisco where you can find your next botanical kids

Are you an avid gardener with dozens of thriving plants? Or a college student trying to revive your only succulent plant? No matter who you are, you can definitely appreciate the life and energy that these little friends bring to your home.

San Francisco is filled with countless amazing plant stores and nurseries, but we've rounded up the 10 best so you can continue to grow your plant family.

Located on the site of an old dairy farm dating back to 1904, Clement Nursery has been providing excellent plants and more since its founding 80 (yes, 80) years ago. Visit one of Richmond's oldest buildings and browse a variety of unique and fascinating plants.

Location: 1921 Clement Street, San Francisco, California

This beautiful garden center has been thriving in an industrial park since 1974. They offer everything from Christmas trees to succulents, and have pandemic shopping hours on Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. for seniors and those with compromised immune systems.

Location: 550 Bayshore Boulevard, San Francisco, California

Sloat Garden Center has 13 locations across San Francisco, Marin and Contra Costa counties, making it the largest locally owned independent garden store in the Bay Area. Sloat has been around since 1958 and provides quality gardening equipment, soil, and of course plants to locals in San Francisco and beyond.

San Francisco locations: 2700 Sloat Blvd, 3237 Pierce St, and 327 3rd Ave, San Francisco, CA

SF Plants is an addition to the two-decade-old Bella Fiora A Floral Design Studio, run by Dino and Irishman Mark of San Francisco. Their location will be expanding by 1,500 square feet in March, so be sure to enjoy a larger selection soon! Order a stunning flower arrangement or choose a beautiful houseplant for yourself.

Location: 1475 Polk St Suite 6, San Francisco, California

Roots specializes in indoor plants for the urban gardener. Browse their unique collection of flowering and green plants, fruit trees, exotic orchids, succulents, vertical gardening tools, and terrariums. They will take your home's unique situation into account and recommend the perfect plant to add to your collection.

location: 425 S Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, California

This full-service nursery has been in the Castro area for 25 years. It contains more than 240 apartments of flowers, seasonal plants, fruit trees, carnivorous plants and more. The experienced staff at Hortica will help you identify issues with your plants and help you navigate a wide range of indoor and outdoor options.

Location: 566 Castro Street, San Francisco, California

(Photo by @caitlinatkinson_photography)

Flora Grubb Gardens boasts a huge selection of gorgeous garden plants, trees, pots, planters, garden furniture and much more. It's named after Flora Grubb, a self-taught gardener from Texas who teamed up with her business partner Saul Nadler to open this expansive nursery in the Bayview area. Two decades later, it's a thriving nursery in the park complete with a ritual coffee kiosk (the coffee kiosk is temporarily closed due to the pandemic).

Location: 1634 Jerrold Street, San Francisco, California

Living Green Design is a beautiful shop offering garden sculptures, leafy plants, landscaping services, and more. It is home to award-winning landscape designers who look to select the highest quality plants and materials. Customer opinions, needs and interests are taken into account with every purchase, whether large or small.

Location: 1485 Custer Street, San Francisco, California

Succulence Life and Garden is a one-of-a-kind plant store offering a wide selection of succulents…plus so much more! You can enjoy a virtual shopping experience via Zoom with one of their knowledgeable staff, or join a virtual vegan party. Gardening lessons are also available, as well as a grow bar. Be sure to take a look at the beautiful moss walls, which are unique pieces of organic art.

Location: 402 Cortlandt Street, San Francisco, California

This whimsical shop is home to a large collection of taxidermy animals, exotic insects, carnivorous plants, and more. You'll find a beautiful collection of unique plants and succulents in their garden, as well as gardening books and tools. Be sure to take a look at the rest of their wild stock too – you might even leave with a charming taxidermy mouse. Learn more about Paxton Gateway here.

Location: 824 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California

Arcana is newly opened Urban greenhouse Featuring dozens of thriving plants, beautifully crafted pottery and gardening tools, and comfy sofas for relaxing. The soaring ceiling features gorgeous raw wood beams and skylights that allow light to pour in for a wealth of indoor and outdoor plants. If that's not enough, they host jazz nights on the weekends and turn into a wine bar in the evenings!

(Featured image: @roots_sf via Instagram)

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