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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  • 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’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.

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