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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-661-1316
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Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Botanical Gardens is a relaxing spot to wander about near to the much busier museums and Golden Gate park pathways. There are plants from around the world and the trails are a mix of paved walkways and interesting unpaved trails that get you closer...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sine you are there- Plan to walk through the pretty gardens adn enjoy the multiple flowers and wide variety of trees...lovely.

Thank Kerry D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to the garden on Sunday afternoons quite often. It is a beautiful place for picnicking, reading, napping, strolling... relaxing. This summer the pianos made for an entirely different experience by bringing music to the garden, and we napped and smelled flowers to the...More

Thank KD2356
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable garden that's great to escape the crowds of the city. All of the plants are lovely and you can see redwoods without leaving the city!

Thank Nate H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place as a little escape from it all....it's a beautiful oasis. Go alone to wander and take it all in or with a friend or group. I have gone alone to just get a break from it all as I am local....More

Thank MK_LJ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice, large garden, similar to the Huntington Gardens in LA or the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, BC. The Huntington has a more extensive succulent garden and the Butchart has a Japanese and a rose garden but otherwise in similar scale. SFBG is organized by...More

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I gave it an Excellent rating for the time when a dozen pianoes were placed there in different places where any one can play. It was crowded that week. Other weeks, I give it Very Good rating with plants so well arranged to reflect their...More

Thank john l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have travelled around the world and visited several botanical gardens in many cities. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with the San Francisco Botanical Gardens. The gardens are located in the Golden Gate Park complex. There is plenty of free parking around...More

Thank Ali515253
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely worth a visit, free for San Francisco residents (bring proof), a reasonable charge if you are not. Lots of different plants arranged by climatic areas. A pond with terrapins and fishes and lots of ducks- provide entertainment for the little ones. Only negative was...More

Thank sono-ancora-io
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Just like the Conservatory of Flowers , the Botanical Garden preserves and pays homage to plants, flowers and growing them. This is an outdoor facility.

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Deidre R
15 July 2017|
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Response from Beachlover1425 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I would agree with a couple of earlier responders. I didn't see any dogs so I would say no. You could always call and ask. However, there is a huge complex there beside the botanical garden and lots of park space where... More
Lynnann P
16 September 2016|
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Response from Edward S | Reviewed this property |
I pushed my mother around in a wheelchair, and it was fine. But, once we visited the Gardens near closing time and the gate closest to our car was locked right at closing time and we had to walk a very long way to exit and... More
9 July 2016|
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Response from mthrift | Reviewed this property |
There are some Free Days with no entrance fee. Do not know when they are. Free is for SF residents, only, with a resident address ID. Otherwise, there is a $7 entrance fee, the last time I heard. It may have changed. There... More