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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

An unique nursery - Flora Grubb Gardens ~ 一個很獨特的苗圃

flora grubb_pumkins

I’ve been curious about this place ever since I saw this post that Maggie over at 22 Butterfly did on this one of the kind nursery in the city then again it was featured in the March issue in Domino magazine. I told myself that I have to pay a visit soon. I am glad I finally did or I would have missed out a gem!

The gift shop~

Love this! Hanging vases displayed in a cage~

They have their own line of tees too!


I invited a friend to come with me because I was worry that I may get lost while driving there since I found that this urban garden/oasis nestles in the industrial part of the city, which I’m not familiar with at all. We made it there uneventfully and found that it was indeed easy to get to.

table display
flora grubb_center

The Flora Grubb Gardens is filled with beautiful things. You can easily be lost in the beauty of this garden. I was fascinated by the great selection of flowering plants, pots and planters from Japan and local artists, nature-inspired housewares and jewelry, the gardening book collection, stylish gardening hats/gloves, colorful soil buckets, lovely French country inspired outdoor furniture, antiques and interior accessories – this place is not your regular nursery!

Decorating & interior accessories

Beautiful outdoor furniture

A junky old car in the corner with bountiful gardens emerging from under the hood, the front seat, and the trunk.
flora grubb_more_pumkins

They have a small café inside the gift shop. I heard from others that they served some fantastic coffee but unfortunately, I had coffee on my way there so I had to wait to order myself some on my next visit. I was told by the staff at the garden that customers can sit in at the bar or take their coffee or tea out to the garden. Meaning that you can wander through the shady green leaves of Flora Grubb with coffee/tea in hand and if you get tire from wandering, they have seating and tables scattered throughout the garden where you can just sit and rest.


Don’t say I didn’t warn you, this nursery is such a beautiful, unique place that it will loop you back again and again! I am already planning my next visit =)



Shop data:
Flora Grubb Gardens
1634 Jerrold Ave San Francisco, CA
Tel: 415.626.7256
Monday - Saturday 8:00 - 6:00
Sunday 10- 6
The press loves this place too!

My friend and I also visited the Alamo Square after we departed the nursery. Too bad I didn't have good pictures of the Victorian homes but I did manage to capture some nice blooms^^


Meet my friend and photography buddy – David =]


  1. thanks for dropping by , the pic looks wonderful and lovely pumpkins too ^0^

  2. Wow... really attractive.
    Hope I was with you to this garden.

  3. 阿Vi,我是小璇~


    有時閒記得來看看我們哦~ ^_________^

  4. Sweet Temptation10/23/2008 10:44 AM

    photos are so nice! i love it!

  5. see, this is what I meant when I said that all the Anthropologie stuff looked like it could be in my backyard... should be in my backyard... love that car. love it.

  6. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Flora Grubb is definitely one of a kind nursery/garden.

  7. what a great place... lovely pictures... :)

  8. This is so cute! I'm going to be in San Francisco this weekend. What are the Must-See & Must-Eat???

  9. Hi Eileen,

    Welcome to my town! I would recommend:

    - Slanted Door in the Ferry Building for Vietnamese cuisine
    - Pâtisserie Philippe on Townsend St. offers classic French indulgences
    - Chaya for French-Japanese cuisine on Embarcadero St
    - Cafe Madeleine on O’Farrell St for out of this world hot cocoa and mousse cake by the name of “Jealousy”
    - Sophie’s Crepe in Japantown - must order crepe by name of “Japanese”
    - Zuni’s Café in Hayes Valley for their legendary rotisserie chicken

    - Ferry Building and farmers’ market – a foodie’s heaven (Sur la table and The Gardener are my fave shops)
    - Japantown for ceramic teaware, yummy goodies and visit the Kinokuniya bookstore for Japanese pastry books!
    - Fillmore and Union St for unique clothing boutiques

    Hope you enjoy your stay =)

  10. sweeTie Vi`♥

  11. 最愛這地方,你真的可以過足拍攝的忍啦!!!


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