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San Francisco Botanical Garden, San Francisco
(4.5/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
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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TripAdvisor
  • So, this used to have a more difficult name. For years it was known as Strybing Arboretum, after the garden's first benefactress. The name change to the San Francisco Botanical Garden is more descript...  more »
  • We visited on September 6, 2016 it was 81 degrees, and I was told by one of the local merchants here that it was one of the hottest days of the year. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Just take a ...  more »
  • We are still working our way through Nat Geo's best public gardens and the San Francisco Botanical Garden is certainly deserving of being on the list. We were actually killing time in Golden Gate Park...  more »
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  • Free to get in, this hosts a lot of different plants. Most of them are marked so you can understand what you're looking at. I see some people who sit out on the grass reading books, other wandering around and taking pictures. You also get lots of families with children here. Don't forget to visit the little story. I've found some interesting books there.
  • This is a beautiful lake and park area. I'm from San Francisco, CA so I had never been before. We ate dinner at Massa and were so full we had to take a walk around the lake to help digest our food. It's not too big and it took us about 20 min to walk around the whole thing. Definitely recommend coming here on a stroll.
  • A place for beautiful walks or hangouts and the perfect place to get to know more about plants native to California as well as other parts of the world. The Redwood Grove is absolutely stunning. There are plant sales at the nursery during the weekends and every day at the main entrance (visit their website for more details).
  • Beautiful garden with lots of variety. There's lots of winding paths to around and enjoy. They do plant sales every Saturday with beautiful and healthy selections! And for a very reasonable price too :)
  • Free for SF residents and pretty reasonably priced for visitors. Its a really beautiful park with a lot to see and it is swarming with hummingbirds