San Francisco Botanical GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- 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.
- Print the garden map from the attraction’s website.
- No pets, smoking or camping.
- No wheels (strollers and wheelchairs excepted).
- 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.
- October - First Saturday November: 5pm
- 1st Sunday November - January: 4pm
- February - 2nd Saturday March: 5pm
- 2nd Saturday March - September: 6pm
- Buses 44, 71 and 5.
- Buses 7, 7R, 7X stop Lincoln Way & Funston Ave
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2.35% 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
Whether you’re a botanical or floral expert or just simple nature lover, the store before the fee entrance gate to SF Botanical Garden serves as a beautiful place to get to know some of the plant names because each name is posted next to the plant. After enjoying a walk around the store, we went inside the elegant, small store which sells books on botany and other nature-related. We bought two plants because the woman in charge of plant sale was kind to us. Each pot of plant is reasonably priced, and they have an array of selections. If you decided not to pay to go into the main garden like us, you can still get to enjoy the variety of live floral displays along the store front. Come here to enjoy a nice walk and to learn about plants and to be pleased by the visual beauties of nature’s ceaseless arts.
Somethings always in bloom year round. Beautiful in sun, wind & rain. Has a nice nursery. Fun to watch the water foul hunting for fish in their ponds. Their kids garden is AWESOME! full of neat edibles. Totally looking forward to an extension they are making for sustainable gardening☺
We spent some wonderful time exploring the gardens Friday Afternoon. The sweetest moment occurred when we had the privilege of meeting an older gentlemen on the bench. We thoroughly enjoyed our conversation with Frank. I wish we had gotten his contact information. If he ever sees this we would love to stay in touch. The best part of our day was this man who comes to the garden everyday. Please stop and say hello to him if you ever see him. He is truly fascinating and kind. Gardens have a way of bringing us together. We all need to remember to stop and smell the flowers.
Nice park inside Golden Gate Park, I've been to San Francisco before and even gone into the park but I missed this place. It's a beautiful park with a lot of different species of plants and trees. I liked the Sequoia part since I'm a big fan of Muir Woods north of San Francisco. Will go back here for sure!
This is a fairly large botanical garden with a diverse range of species. You can easily spend half a day or more here. I would like to see more information about the plants. (Most botanical gardens have signs at various points describing features of the plants, habitats, etc.) Otherwise, a nice place to spend a day.