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San Francisco Botanical Garden

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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...more
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1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122-2370
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-661-1316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having loved going to the San Francisco Botanical Garden at Golden Gate park. There is almost always some fun exotic plant blooming all times of the year. If you love beautiful gardens, you will love this!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeffrey B
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a wonderful display of trees and plants from around the world. I went in early February and the Magnolia trees were blooming along with some gorgeous camellias and rhododendrons. It is laid out very well and there are so many paths through all...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend the San Francisco Botanical Garden, but make sure you have a few hours to walk around. This place is amazing, gorgeous, and quiet in the morning. If you go before 8:00 AM they do not charge you. Great place to go and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MrWarrenM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for the Magnolia trees, and the map to each tree and profile of each tree was great. We were very impressed that all plants are labeled and the pathways are easy to navigate and well kept. Lots of places to sit, which is great...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank tolistravelers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Save a few hours to enjoy the world's plants, area after area. Enter from 9th Avenue, and exit near the Chinese Tea Garden, where you can sit and think about all that experience...be sure to find the fragrance garden for the blind, and notice the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sydney C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any time of year, The SF Botanic Garden is a spectacular place to visit. So much acreage with exotic specimens from around the globe. A wonderful afternoon!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually spend a picnic day every alternate weekend in this garden that changes every day with new foliage, blooms and even new plants and trees. It is fun walking the trails, stop and observe the variety of trees and foliage and inhale the beauty...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 331saibals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just give yourself a chance to slow down and breath in the simple beauty that these gardens offer. I promise it's worth an afternoon picnic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dar37
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This botanical garden is the perfect balance of natural beauty and manicured, intentional spaces. I loved the variety of plant life all in one place. I spent hours here. Pro Tip: from 7-9am daily it's free/donation! There was also wonderful birdwatching.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PaigeL248
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several acres, with gardens of plants collected from all over the world over a century, it's really gorgeous. Some huge trees, a redwood grove, ponds, great little store and library.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Susan_Richmond
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Fay R
8 September 2018|
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Response from vir94545 | Reviewed this property |
IF you like pizza go to Pasquales on the corner of 8th and Irving. This place has been there over 50 years. I firs went there when I was around 12 and I'm 67.
10 June 2018|
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Can we bring food?
5 April 2018|
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
No It is all outdoors