San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco

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  • Botanical gardens are usually lovely. This one is nice and worth a visit, although nothing special about it. Since it is located in Golden Gate Park, it can be combined with a visit to another of the ...  more »
  • I recently spent two hours walking through the Garden on a clear, cool winter Saturday morning. Fabulous! The Garden is very well designed and laid out by geographic regions. It is a serene place to r...  more »
  • This garden is huge, with many named sections, each for a particular country/region. But many 'countries' only have small variety of plants. Nothing spectacular. The description for the plants and the...  more »
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  • I attended a support group in this space. It took on a whole new meaning. If you thought that the Garden was for tourist think again, locals are granted free admission, with proof of residency. Spring is coming and I'd imagine this understated experience will only get better this coming spirng. The park is vastly populated by California natives and transplants from around the globe. A treat if you fancy mindfulness. With so much to take in, the Botanical gardens is worth exploring multiple times.
  • Perhaps January is not the best time for coming to a Botanical Garden. I'm sure this garden is very beautiful during the summer times, but it just didn't meet my expectations when I went. Nevertheless, it is a very relaxing place to take a walk, and the place is huge, so there's lots to see. The garden is fairly well-maintained; the plants are well kept, the pathways are kept clear. There also a lot of open areas to hang around with friends. They have a fairly wide variety of plant life--all very beautiful to look at. Would definitely check this place out when the weather's nice.
  • This is a most incredible Garden of many acres in the middle of Golden Gate Park. It is certainly worth seeing. This week the magnolias and camellias are in full bloom and are world class with many acres of beautiful blooms. Plus many other plants from all over the world are there. It is a damn shame they started charging money for people from out of town. It just seems wrong!
  • There's a huge variety of flora in the garden to explore, which made for a great afternoon. The garden is very well maintained, and is well worth the small entry fee if you're not a resident. If the weather is nice, then treat yourself to a walk through the garden and enjoy the scenery.
  • Very beautiful park with a great variety. Nicely organized. Spotted a wild fox in the redwood section. 2nd Tuesday of every month - free admission. Randomly scored on that as I was in San Francisco for 5 days only.
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