Paxton Gate

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824 Valencia St (btwn 19th & 20th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1872
Gift Shop, Garden Center
Mon–Sun: 11:00 AM–7:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • SF Weeklys Best Of 2011 Winner Editorial Pick BEST PLACE TO BUY TAXIDERMY ANIMALSPaxton Gate looks more like a vintage natural science museum that doubles as a shop...
  • Unicorn!
  • Best known as a treasure trove of botanical prints, mounted insects, and taxidermy, the shop is actually an evolution from its original primary role as a landscape design company.
  • Don't miss the back garden
  • Walk all the way through to the lovely succulent garden in the back. They have classes to make a terrarium of succulents that is well worth it.
  • From garden supplies and jewelry to exotic teas and books, we could spend hours browsing this curiosities shop.
  • Awesome store for secret santa/white elephant office gifts.
  • Good for taxidermy emergencies.
  • If you would like to find an original gift, this is the best spot in the city!
  • Whether you're landscaping you outdoor area or looking to bring the outdoors in with plant or a taxidermed chipmunk, this place has you covered. They also carry an assortment of books and jewelry.
  • Epitome of the modern, eclectic, Edison-bulb-laden, Museum of Jurassic Technology style of decor, complete with humane taxidermy, skulls, air plants, mounted magnifying glasses, and insects in amber.
  • I could spend hours in this shop. There's so much to look at! Staff is really friendly and willing to answer questions. They offer some rad workshops like insect pinning and terrarium building.
  • I love my Dracula taxidermy mouse from Paxton Gate!!!
  • Best place in town to get a Raccoon penis bone or Tooth of a Nonchalant.
  • Quite possibly my favorite store in SF. So unique and anything here would make an amazing gift to people in your life that are interesting. I got a red fox tail that's so fluffy and soft.
  • you can find everything from succulents to bats to cool rocks!
  • Affordable air plants ($4+). A DIY planter workable in the back, where you can buy scoops of rocks, moss, etc.
  • Eclectic taxidermy collection.
  • A literal treasure trove. Don't miss the back of the store where you can plant your own succulents. And also don't miss the sister store down the street - not just for kids!
  • Bunch of cool stuff and oddities