San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden

San Francisco Botanical Garden
4.5
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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MILOUW
New York City, NY1,334 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This vast garden set in the middle of the Golden Gate Park has many attractions including ponds , flowers and of course many plants and trees.
It also offers activities for children.
Written 28 November 2023
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njmomongo
Maple Shade, NJ69 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Beautiful gardens and much of the garden is well labeled areas and type of flower/tree. Should invest in a well stocked store & offer more variety of merchandise; it's only a small stand.
Written 30 October 2023
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Kip Wadsworth
Monterey, CA6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
It was a beautiful botanical garden, but lacked character. We had a great time and even saw a coyote just wish there was a little more character and distinction between each section of the botanical garden.
Written 16 October 2023
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Keith O
Swindon, UK17 contributions
Sept 2023 • Couples
The botanical gardens are lovely and a peaceful place to spend a couple of hours. There are a variety of themed gardens and each one is clearly labelled.
Written 25 September 2023
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ken
Rancho Cucamonga, CA8 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
In the heart of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park is the beautiful Botanical Garden. A variety of plant species and nature walks await. Right in the middle of the large city is this special place to relax.
Written 11 July 2023
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bobattheeagles
Lincoln, UK222 contributions
Jul 2023
We took the grandchildren here and it is a wonderful place to visit away from the traffic and noise of the city. well worth a visit.
Written 6 July 2023
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Nathan Box
Seattle, WA20 contributions
Aug 2022
I am an amateur photographer but it is one of my favorite hobbies in the world. On this trip, I wanted to avoid shooting the Golden Gate Bridge or the city skyline again. Perhaps it is because I am my mother’s child, but I love shooting flowers and gardens in particular. On this trip, I selected the SF Botanical Garden and Japanese Tea Garden as an opportunity to spend some quality time outside, see a different side of the city, and snap some photos. As we walked through the gardens, the stillness of the space blew me away. It felt serene, and as if we were miles away from the city. I do not know if my photos are any good, but I left those spaces relaxed and filled with joy.
Written 4 March 2023
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travelingbloom11
21 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
The most beautiful park in San Francisco! I couldn’t believe I had not been there in my 15ish visits. Started there early to get a good walk in before museums to be surprised that it is free from 7:30 to 9 am. The grounds were well maintained and a great assortment of different areas. Lots of locals running or on morning walks. Even for December there was much to take in. A top memory of my visit!
Written 11 December 2022
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Scott
San Francisco, CA5,296 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Freaking amazing botanical garden. Tons of variety in an easily walkable space. My favorite is the garden of fragrance. I visited on a cool November afternoon. I recommend the San Francisco botanical garden for tourists and locals.
Written 17 November 2022
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Viktoria P
3 contributions
Nov 2022
An indoor rainforest of sorts. Amazing plants will captivate your senses. Thousands of species. No room for pets and we are asked to not touch any of the plants.
Written 7 November 2022
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