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.
To visit San Francisco Botanical Garden and other attractions in San Francisco, use our San Francisco trip itinerary app .
Source
Create an itinerary including San Francisco Botanical Garden
map
San Francisco Botanical Garden Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
711 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • Because of the relatively large space slowly and calmly, watching. Many Asian plants had never seen the plants there. It is recommended.
    View original
  • This place is great for the entire family. The grounds are amazingly well taken care of. You could easily spend half a day here.  more »
Google
  • I’ve brought countless people here who have had minimal interest in plants and horticulture, only for them to be amazed and eager to see more. The information made available is fantastic, and the variety is reflective of San Francisco’s favorable climate. I’ve never gone and seen any employees unhappy with their task, and the only dishevelment I’ve witnessed in my eleven visits in the past two years have been completely natural with employees either helping visitors pass, or explaining the phenomenon that’s occurring. I would recommend this without a doubt every single time.
  • Nice layout of gardens. Learned a Lot about different plants. But winter visit is not ideal as ground was wet, muddy and plants were half dead. Free admission on new year's day. Overall it was a lovely garden to relax.
  • Absolutely beautiful place to visit with your friends and family. They also have amazing plants to buy and they always recommend the best for your area. Amazing place for souvenirs and plants to decorate your yard and home.
  • Great place to get away and spend time alone watching blooming. Even in December this place is full of blossoming. Very impressive.
  • It was free for me on a Tuesday I believe, a lovely detour from the hustle of San Fran take a nice quiet walk through different planted areas including flowers and trees from all over the globe and a lovely smell zone with multiple smelly shrubs. Well worth a visit.

Plan your trip to San Francisco

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in San Francisco

From inexpensive hostels in quiet residential areas to high-end hotels near the city center, San Francisco has accommodations for every budget. Key consideration is what kind of neighborhood you want to stay in. You'll find luxury hotels in Union Square, which has prime shopping, is near theaters, and is on the cable car line. Many hotels are in the northeastern portion of the city, near the tourist-driven neighborhoods of Chinatown and Fisherman's Wharf, both easily explored on foot. To get away from the tourist crowds, consider the smaller inns and family-run bed and breakfasts in some of the city's more charming neighborhoods, such as Noe Valley or Pacific Heights. There are also boutique hotels scattered around town. Avoid staying in the Tenderloin. If you plan to have a car with you, ask about parking availability and fees. Parking is often difficult and expensive.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in San Francisco by other users

7 days in United States BY A USER FROM MEXICO April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 42 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, culture, outdoors, romantic, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, relaxing, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in San Francisco BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in California BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: February, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans