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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.
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  • Average8%
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“redwood grove” (27 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You'd never know you were in the heart of SF as you walk through the various areas of the Botanical Gardens. So many region and plant/tree varieties to walk through and enjoy. It's easy to tell that the volunteers and staff who care for these...More

Thank A_Light_Sleeper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with my husband, adult daughter, teenager, and five year old son. We all loved it. there are a variety of types of gardens. There's a great feeling there. A lot of volunteers help, and the visitors are relaxed and happy. We went before...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well laid out but probably a bit late in the season for there to be any real colour. Some gorgeous trees though.

Thank Di S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For all on second Tuesday of every month - today so good timing for me! No at its best in late Fall but still well worth the visit. Some stunning Photo opportunities are available in these Gardens. 1979

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly inexpensive, the botanical gardens really showcase tropical plants and succulents. Maps highlights areas of the park that are in bloom. My top picks were the fragrance garden and redwood grove. Like others mentioned, if you don’t have a chance to get out of the...More

Thank TravelinTeresa84
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Allow time to visit all the sections of this garden. Or, just bring a book and blanket and enjoy the environment. If you arrive early enough in the morning, entrance is free.

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Could spend the day on a picnic here. Just beautiful. Spend the day with your family or partner taking in the scenery

Thank Rainindancers
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We visited this beautiful & huge botanical garden of SFO wherein flowers of different varieties have been planted everywhere to create beautiful scenes. In the back drop one can see a white palatial building which really looks awesome against the colorful flowers.

Thank sudeshrele
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place in the middle of a busy part of the city. Get a map and try to see it all. We saw most in 3 hours, but could have spent a lot more time. A real variety of plants. Really liked the redwoods area....More

Thank klutzWestBend
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

There are lots of very interesting plants around the world and there are very few tourists in the garden We enjoy the nice easy walk in the garden Please note there is an $8 admission fee for non resident of San Francisco

Thank Eric J
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8 November 2017|
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Response from cptoo | Reviewed this property |
Golden Gate Park does not have the Fall colors that you have in the East. But it is an amazing horticultrula PArk with many gardens, a great Arboretum with amazing plants, and many fine wlaking trials in peace and... More
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
17 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