San Francisco Botanical GardenCurrently 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.
- 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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2.34% 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
Its is a good place. And good for a peaceful stroll with not much of crowd. Also has wide variety of plants. Personally I am more of city person and prefer less lonely places. But good for people who love calm and solitude.
Anything with the word Botanical is a great place to visit. There is an entrance fee but so worth it. A huge place with a large variety of plants. So many different sections to wonder around. There are area where you can just play a piano and benches for you to relax and read a book. I was short on time and wish I had stay longer and explore the place. This is a must see if you just want to relax or take a date to.
Great pathways through the botanic garden which were suitable for me with a walking stick and would be also suitable for wheelchairs and strollers. There are public conveniences near each entrance. The zoning of the gardens into regions and types of plants helps and there is a reasonable amount of information on the plants via signs and labelling. Not sure if there is an app guide but I would have liked a bit more detailed information on some specimens and zones of the garden. Great opportunities for photography and also wide open grass areas suitable for picnics. Helpful staff at the entrance.
Lovely place to walk and enjoy the scenery in the middle of an urban jungle. Definitely a hidden gem worth spending a couple of hours getting your steps in. If you're a member of any other garden/arboretum style park in your area, check to see if you get free entry! Los Angeles Arboretum members are eligible and it's well worth the visit.
Large grounds, cheap entry, and lots of diverse areas with unique plants. Definitely worth visiting if you're going around Golden gate park. If you live nearby it may even be worth it to buy a yearly pass so you can go hang out in nature to get away from the city. There are lots of benches and lawns to spend time on and tons of cool uncharted paths to explore on