San Francisco Botanical Garden459 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122, United States
- Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1415-6611316
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Family And Kids, Specialty Museums
It took a while to build this collection of 50,000 plants over 55 acres. The original plans were laid out in the 1880s, but planting didn’t begin until 1937. The collection is divided into Mediterranean, tropic, temperate, and specialty sections. Especially cool are the Moon viewing garden, the ancient plant garden, and the Andean Cloud Forest. This is not the most advertised of San Francisco’s attractions, but you’d be remiss to miss it. It’s easily one of the most diverse botanical museums in the world.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Travel Tips
- Print the garden map from the attraction’s website.
- No pets, smoking or camping.
- No wheels (strollers and wheelchairs excepted).
Entrance Ticket Details For San Francisco Botanical Garden
- Free for San Franciscans and Garden members.
- Adult: USD 8
- For 12-17 years, or 65+ years old: USD 6
- Children 5-11: USD 2
- Free: 7:30am-9am everyday, 2nd Tuesday of the Month, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Years Day.
San Francisco Botanical Garden Hours
- October - First Saturday November: 5pm
- 1st Sunday November - January: 4pm
- February - 2nd Saturday March: 5pm
- 2nd Saturday March - September: 6pm
How to Reach San Francisco Botanical Garden
- Buses 44, 71 and 5.
- Buses 7, 7R, 7X stop Lincoln Way & Funston Ave
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2.22% of people who visit San Francisco include San Francisco Botanical Garden in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
75% of people start their San Francisco Botanical Garden visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see San Francisco Botanical Garden
75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting San Francisco Botanical Garden
San Francisco Botanical Garden Reviews & Ratings
Perfect for a peaceful, leisurely stroll. Beautifully kept and very interesting plants and trees. It's very large so you can spend several hours walking or resting on one of the many benches scattered around. Go prepared because there are no services besides restrooms and drinking fountains.
Beautiful plants and flowers from all over the world scattered all about on gorgeous meandering paths to explore at your leisure, a simple Delight either by yourself or with a loved one. Although the city is a true gem the botanical gardens is by far one of my most favorite spots and inside it are so many little picnic spots and meditation places that exploring the entirety of it would probably take a lifetime.
Such a stunning place. They have all sorts of fun events - especially for members. We love to grab a coffee from a shop nearby (like snowbird) and then explore the gardens. The fragrance garden is my personal favorite, as is the moon garden and the redwood Grove, and the California natives. Free for SF residents and well worth it for others
If you enjoy visiting botanical gardens, or even just beautiful places, you don't want to miss visiting the San Francisco Botanical Garden. The flowers are beautiful and so are all of the incredible trees. #LetsGuide Tip: Check out the website ahead of time to see if you want to plan your visit on a specific day to attend one of the many cool events they have going on.
Selection was good but I feel like all eyes were on me since I'm not a hipster or white. Also someone accuse me of taking or stealing a plant but it wasn't the business that told me it was one of they're customer.. Like I'm still here, looking around.. I'm not going to buy a plant one by one? But in reality the lady just wanted my plant. The place was good but if you're not from Frisco they will look at you weird