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San Francisco Botanical Garden

#38 of 535 things to do in San Francisco Features Animals
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
+1 415-661-1316
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Hours Today: 07:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A must if visiting Golden Gate Park. We even took a nap under a tree. If you are with kids, ignore the Children's Garden that appears on the map. . . there is nothing there. The California garden is by far the most amazing.

Thank tatatu
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were just ambling about SF for the day, and when we got to the gardens thought we may as well pop in and have a look. What an excellent idea - this place is gorgeous and very comprehensive!! Definitely recommended for a warm, sunny...More

Thank Lulabell_18
Reviewed 1 week ago

A world class botanical garden with wandering trails that lead you through well maintained gardens. It's a bit difficult to navigate through with the maps provided, so plan to get lost a few times before finding your way. There are some interesting "geographic gardens", such...More

Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice outing for a few hours. The gardens are well kept and labeled for each region. Beautiful place to spend a few hours.

Thank germany1girl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each continent has a section. Good signage and toilets throughout the gardens. Lots of places to sit down and rest. Enjoyed learning and observing the Longtalied Swallow butterfly.

Thank 12Blugeorge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful afternoon here, it was not as busy as other places nearby, we would recommend it.

Thank Rachel Y
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice stroll through the gardens. These gardens are very large and are labeled for each region where the plants originate. Very nice quiet afternoon.

Thank TravelLover985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our trip to the gardens. There were so many plants in so many different settings. The gardens have plants from across the world and some of the displays are outstanding. Some of the sections are a bit less impressive but there is...More

Thank LuckyTravelerRonaldo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The kids liked the green space here to roll down hills, the adults loved well-cultivated walks and the organization of the plants into themed walks and groupings.

Thank Laura W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge botanical exhibit of 50-plus acres with habitats of all Mediterraneans parts of the world. So many wonderful plants, many in full Spring bloom during our visit. Meandering paths, lovely pools, intriguing vistas entice and. please. Our docent was pleasant and fairly knowledgable. Resources for...More

Thank J G
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Lynnann P
How disabled friendly are the gardens - I am in a manual wheelchair.
17 September 2016|
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Response from Margaret Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Since I went in early the rainbird sprinklers were on and I had to dodge them.on certain paths. It is a very big garden so I would recommend someone pushing you, otherwise your arms will get very tired.
Can we buy the tickets at the Friend Gate (where the free tours start on weekends) and where can we park in that area?
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
Any chance of seeing Cherry Blossoms in Mid April?
15 February 2016|
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Response from Jim E | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. We visited in September and not much was blooming then. Sorry I can't help more.