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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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Address: 1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
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+1 415-661-1316
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07:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Welcome to San Francisco Botanical Garden, one of the most diverse gardens...

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 8,000 different kinds of plants from around the world.

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Immaculately maintained with world-wide flora

My wife and I were very impressed with the Gardens. When a botanical garden exists for over 100 years, you can truly grow some special trees as well as all of the flowers, bushes... read more

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Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I were very impressed with the Gardens. When a botanical garden exists for over 100 years, you can truly grow some special trees as well as all of the flowers, bushes and other plants. The sequoia trees were very impressive - they are a don't miss. The gardens are extremely well maintained; how they keep the weeds... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

55 acres is not very big, but the way it is laid out, it feels much larger. Admission is $8 for adults if you're not a San Francisco resident. If you get there before 9 a.m. it is free. There are other free days, so check the website. There are restrooms available but no food or drinks for sale. Pack... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We spent the afternoon at the gardens. It really is amazing as is Golden Gate Park. Quiet, calm, and beautiful

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Lufkin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We happened to go on a day that it was free, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! The fragrance garden was our favorite, but really, the whole park is gorgeous. We didn't see the Chinese Tea Garden across the street, as there was a separate fee for that area. Certainly recommend seeing!

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Convenient location in eastern Golden Gate Park across the street from the DeYoung Museum and California Academy of Sciences. Larger than many botanical gardens across the US that I'm familiar with. Reasonably well maintained. Thanks to city weather there's different species than in the Eastern US gardens but this is true for San Francisco's home and street plants and trees,... More 

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San Leandro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are into Horticulture, you cannot miss this San Francisco gem. The geographical plants go from California to South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Chile and Southeast Asian. Just follow the path and you will see each plant or flower described in a free standing sign. I happen to be here on a sunny day, which brings out the scent... More 

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Athens, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent the morning wandering through the gardens. Our kids (15 and 12) loved it. The New Zealand, Australia, Japan and South Africa areas were very special.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take a deep breath and enjoy the many flowers in bloom. Gr8 place for macrophotography. The flower are absolutely beautiful.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Francisco Botanical Gardens are a wonderful place to visit alone or with a group. It is also a good place to visit for people of any age. The gardens are quite large and spread out allowing for the vast array of different garden sections. You will see everything from an Andean Cloud Forest to a Redwood Grove. Be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I make it a point to visit botanical gardens everywhere I visit and this one is one of my top three. (Phoenix and Atlanta are the other two) Bring your camera and your walking shoes for there is a lot to see. If you have kids, there is a great kids section as well. There is also a small cafe... More 

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