San Francisco Botanical Garden

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San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Gardens
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens in the world. The Botanical Garden is a living museum within Golden Gate Park, offering 55 acres of both landscaped gardens and open spaces, showcasing over 8,500 different kinds of plants from around the world.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Daisy A
1 contribution
Staff to be educated
Jul 2021
Beautiful greenery everywhere no doubt. Great place for photos!
However, the person at the counter was not knowledgeable enough when we asked him if the parking outside the garden was free (We are new to SFO).
He just blankly said he didnt no!
We were disappointed that a SFO Botanical garden staff doesnt know the rules of the parking? At least he could have checked it for us.
Written 14 July 2021
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andye70
Rainbow City, AL70 contributions
What a beautiful place
Jun 2020
Quite beautiful. We had a real nice walk through the area and really appreciated all the beautiful grounds. Worth a visit.
Written 10 May 2021
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Kittygal
Los Angeles, CA6,226 contributions
One of my favorite spots!
Aug 2020 • Solo
I lived across from the park in my grad school days and often studied at the garden. I still love to wander its peaceful paths.

The grove of coastal redwoods is a nice spot for early morning contemplation, and it's a good alternative for those who can't get to Muir Woods or Redwoods Park. There's a walk through ancient, prehistoric ferns and palms that gives the history of how plants evolved over the aeons. Lots of open spaces, too. Regional gardens are informative and well maintained. The succulent area is striking. The staff are happy to answer questions, and tours are offered.

Wildlife is evident as well, lots of birds are around.

It's a year round spot to explore, as the seasons bring change.
Written 15 April 2021
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ560 contributions
A good place to be outdoors
Oct 2020
Went to meet a friend that I have not seen in awhile. We wanted to be outdoors and saw walked around the Gardens. There were some lovely flowers and areas but it did need some work in places.
Written 13 February 2021
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Euiza
6 contributions
Affordable housing
Jan 2021
Myopic state government have made affordable housing a myth over the last half century. The affects of which can be seen here. Sacramento politicians, come and visit this place to see for yourself what havov human habitants of botanical garden can wreak.
Written 10 February 2021
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Lauren S
4 contributions
Lots of fun for the right crowd
Nov 2020
My boyfriend and I are interested in plants from all over the world, so this part of Golden Gate Park was amazing! We parked farther afield and walked in, so we didn't have any trouble with parking (it was free, too!). The plants were organized by region, but even with the map it was very easy to get lost. Fine for us - we just enjoyed! The fragrance garden was a definite highlight. However, if you aren't into plants, it's little more than nice walking paths. (Also, if you have kids, definitely teach them how to read a map, it's very easy for a kid to get lost in here)
Written 10 November 2020
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Alaka S
Portland, OR163 contributions
So many plants in one place
Mar 2020
I went to the Botanical garden in March. On Tuesday, the entrance was free. What I liked was such a variety of plants from all over the world and a lot of information about them,
Written 9 October 2020
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Zoe
Dallas, TX29 contributions
Very big
Aug 2020
It is a large park, very large park very well maintained, we had taken a beautiful walk and we had never seen gardeners
Written 22 September 2020
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Gagan_Gupta_1975
Macau, China651 contributions
Wonderfully designed with variety of things to do
Feb 2020
This will be on of the stops in your Tour or Hop on Hop off bus. Keep about an hour to explore all the things in and around the garden.
Starting with SFO Public Library, The Garden and the Academy of Science all can be explored here. Picture perfect places all around.
Written 6 May 2020
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Gagan_Gupta_1975
Macau, China651 contributions
Wonderfully designed with variety of things to do
Feb 2020
This will be on of the stops in your Tour or Hop on Hop off bus. Keep about an hour to explore all the things in and around the garden.
Starting with SFO Public Library, The Garden and the Academy of Science all can be explored here. Picture perfect places all around.
Written 5 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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