San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

4.5
#3 of 11 in Wildlife in San Francisco
Open Daily at 7:30am.

Fall & Winter

October through early November: Last entry at 5:00pm

1st Sunday in November through January: Last entry at 4:00pm

February through early March: Last entry at 5:00pm (closed at 6:00pm)

Spring & Summer

2nd Sunday in March through September: Last entry at 6:00pm (closed at 7:00pm)

Admission is FREE for all Members, San Francisco City & County Residents (with proof of residency), and School Groups. Admission for non-residents is as follows:

Age/Category Admission

Adults $8.00

Youth 12-17 and Seniors 65 and over $6.00

Children 5-11 $2.00

Children 4 and under FREE

Families (2 adults and all children under 17

residing in the same household) $17.00

The Botanical Garden is FREE daily 7:30–9am and all day on the second Tuesday of every month as well as Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day.
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  • 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 redw...  more »
  • 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 resi...  more »
  • On the edge of Golden Gate park, a short distance from the Science museum also in the park is a very nice Botanic garden. Landscaped very nicely the garden is mostly Trees and bushes with a limited se...  more »
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  • Beautiful sanctuary for plants and people, relaxing, calm and green, green, green. An enchanted place to rest, read or admire the amazing plant life. There are so many small hidden places to explore and discover. I do have at least five favorite spots I like to look for on a regular base - places to recharge.
  • Having a bad day or just want some peace and quiet time to yourself? Then come here. There is a small pond, with turtles, geese. Then there's a redwood trail deeper within the garden. Come here, get lost in tranquility, then come back to reality and find your way out.
  • Anyone who has visited "Golden Gate Park" has seen this gorgeous garden!  During full bloom (usually early spring), the place comes alive with colors from all different types of flowers and saturates the air with a sweet-smelling fragrance.   If you're a San Francisco resident, admission is free, but the rest of us had to pay a small fee.  You walk through the main gate and upon entering; you see nothing but plant life and manicured gardens.   There are several paths to take and enjoy which takes you to a different garden all its own.  I enjoyed the Japanese garden and appreciated the way it was set up with small maple trees, a pond and places to sit and take in the surrounding. This is one flower garden that I wish I had in my backyard but then again, the maintenance's of just watering all these dazzling plants would take hours.  They have a well festooned fish pond of sorts with turtles and birds.   Over the years that I have visited the place, it's always progressing with newly designed gardens and the ever changing assortments of plants.  To visit the garden one year, won't be the same the following year because the garden is a continual work in progress.
  • I hit that place upon a bicycle tour 2009. I have been very impressed. Friendly staff. A must see location. Recommended to go.
  • My favorite spot in Golden Gate Park. It's beautiful, not too crowded, and a great place to relax with a book or camera, especially on a sunny day. There's a bunch of different paths to explore too, which is what I love to do. If you're a SF resident, it's free to enter, just make sure to bring your ID or proof of residence.

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