Gardens in San Francisco

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Gardens in San Francisco

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  • njmomongo
    Maple Shade, NJ69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great aspects of Japan: Torii Gate, Pagoda, and many plants of Japan. Great for lunch. Monday, Wednesday, & Fri between 9-10am free admission, easily accessible by city transit.
    Written 30 October 2023
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  • MILOUW
    New York City, NY1,335 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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  • JBoise67
    Boise, ID169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an amazing place, full of so many beautiful flowers of all shapes, sizes, colors, and unique characteristics. I would definitely recommend this place to people of all ages. You can walk through the display in 15-20 minutes if you are in a hurry, or you can slow down and really examine everything there is to see. Besides all of the amazing floral, they have piped in animal/insect sounds to really make it feel tropical. The staff was very friendly and fun to chat with, the price is right, and the displays are amazing. A must!
    Written 27 March 2023
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely park in the middle of the city, surrounded by high-risers and a man-made waterfall.
    Numerous locals come here for tranquil picnics.
    Written 22 June 2023
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  • Maureen51311
    Coachella, CA7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a nice detour after visiting the Sutro Baths. Was disappointed there were no tulips, but still had beautiful flowers and a nice grassy area where people could have a picnic.
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • Ruhungrytientien
    San Francisco, CA25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s by accident that I discovered this hidden garden and steps in the sunset section of San Francisco. It’s only 2 blocks away from the famous 16 ST tile steps by the Grand view Park. The path up is the narrow and about 160 steps to the top, I was amazed by the pattern, details of the tiles. And at the bottom left by the entrance , you have cute color bench which matched the overall steps pattern. It’s a amazing sights. With the gardens on both sides, I felt like a little kid wander in the Alice wonderland. You need to see this one for your self. It simply breath taking.

    You bus take Muni bus 28 and N train to get here. Remember look for Grand view park & 16th street tile steps. And hidden garden is just 2 blocks north.

    ruhungrytientien
    Written 4 December 2021
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  • Kittygal 🇺🇦 🌻
    Los Angeles, CA8,310 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful space with amazing views, a spot where locals play tennis and exercise their dogs.

    But the park has a Hollywood connection. The grand staircase was used in the film "What's Up, Doc?" and the damage done by four vehicles driving down the steps is still visible in 2022. It also appeared in the Coppola film "The Conversation."

    The architecture of the area is wonderful, none more impressive as the Alta Plaza Apartment Co-op that borders the park. Built in a long ago era, when buildings towered upwards, it's a remarkable example of the opulence of the 20's. The building was designed by local architect Conrad A. Meussdorffer, and is an absolute jaw dropping gem.

    Nearby, the hill drops down into the Marina, quite an experience for new riders to the 22 Filmore bus, who don't realize the bus turns away from the steep incline.
    Just.
    Written 18 March 2022
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  • TheShis
    Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a lovely little garden, located just at the entrance to the park.
    The garden features some nice-looking flowers, especially the famous Dutch tulips.
    Written 1 June 2023
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  • jehenson81
    Washington DC, DC22,264 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This garden sits right next to the California Academy of Science on the Western side. It is a quaint little spot even in the rain. The only fault I could find is that there was no pathway from the entrance area to the Shakespeare bust unless it was in the area roped off due to replanting. I think on a sunny day it would be a lovely place to sit under the shade of trees.
    Written 14 March 2019
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  • AB_US
    Dallas, TX435 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous Rose garden in the middle of the Golden Gate Park. Large variety of beautiful roses. Garden is easily accessible via public transportation and in walking distance to other attractions from the Park.
    Written 31 July 2019
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  • Pavel B
    Oslo, Norway96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice little garden on several levels, and the new innovative garden on the flat roof of the bus terminal is very close.
    Written 29 November 2019
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  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, CA3,528 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I stopped by Fay park on the way to Lombard street. It is tiny, but pretty. There are beautiful flowers though.
    Written 28 June 2019
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  • Sarah S
    San Francisco, CA7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A "must see" from July through October when the blooms are off the charts (Aug. and Sept. is the peak time). It's location makes it a perfect stop near the Conservatory of Flowers, AIDS Grove, deYoung, etc. Run entirely by the all-volunteer SF Dahlia Society. The dahlia is the official flower of the city of San Francisco. Absolutely worth the effort. Added bonus: It's free and part of a lovely stroll in a scenic part of GG Park.
    Written 5 October 2021
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