Paxton Gate

Gift Shop, Garden Center
824 Valencia St (btwn 19th & 20th St.)
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-1872
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm
11:00am - 7:00pm


  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 love my Dracula taxidermy mouse from Paxton Gate!!!
  • Unicorn!
  • Best place in town to get a Raccoon penis bone or Tooth of a Nonchalant.
  • Cool little oddities gift shop, lots of taxidermy stuff
  • Lots of awesome plants in the back!
  • Fascinating spot to window shop. Lots of taxidermy, extensive crystal collection and plants (though some looked like they were struggling).
  • Trilobites! They have trilobite fossils.
  • 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

Nearby places

826 Valencia St (btw 19th & 20th St)
Dolores & Church St (btwn 18th & 20th St)
740 Valencia St (btwn 18th & 19th St)