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Location

Visit us at the southeast corner of Golden Gate Park. The main entrance is at 9th Ave. at Lincoln Way; additional entrance on MLK Jr. Dr. off the Music Concourse.

Hours

We are open year-round, 365 days a year, starting at 9:00am. Closing time changes with the seasons.

Press

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Press Releases

San Francisco Botanical Garden Celebrates its 75th Anniversary: A special free Community Day Festival and other Gala events commemorate the 1940 opening of the City’s most cherished garden
April 2015

Annual Spring Plant Sale: The Bay Area’s largest plant sale featuring over 2,500 different kinds of plants with a dazzling variety of drought tolerant choices
April 2015

Garden Feast: A celebration of the Garden's 75th Anniversary
April 2015

WILD Flowers: Spring is Full of Surprises at San Francisco Botanical Garden with an Ever-changing Show of Weird and Wonderful Blossoms
March 2015

Fotanicals: the Secret Language of Flowers: An exhibition of photographs by artist joSon. A former Buddhist monk in post-war Vietnam, joSon creates intimate portraits of flowers as a modern meditation on seeing beauty in the everyday.
December 2014

 

Downloadable Images

These images are intended for press use only. Photographers must be credited. Captions are provided and should appear as below including italics for botanical names. Click any image to view, download or print a high resolution version.

History of the Garden

All photos in this section courtesy of Helen Crocker Russell Library of Horticulture

William Hammond Hall (1846-1934)

William Hammond Hall (1846-1934)

Leveling the dunes, late 19th century

Leveling the dunes, late 19th century

John McClaren (1846-1943)

John McClaren (1846-1943)

Helene Strybing (1845-1926)

Helene Strybing (1845-1926)

Eric Walther with Magnolia campbellii, 1940s

Eric Walther with Magnolia campbellii, 1940s

Visitor in Garden of Fragrance, 1965

Visitor in Garden of Fragrance, 1965

Children's Garden, 1967/1968

Children's Garden, 1967/1968

Garden Nursery, 1974

Garden Nursery, 1974

South Africa Garden construction, 1985

South Africa Garden construction, 1985

The Garden Today

 

South Africa Garden. Photo by Brendan Lange.

South Africa Garden. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Moon Viewing Garden. Photo by Andrew Steinmetz.

Moon Viewing Garden. Photo by Andrew Steinmetz.

New Zealand Garden. Photo by Jason Dewees.

New Zealand Garden. Photo by Jason Dewees.

Arthur L. Menzies Garden of California Native Plants. Photo by Travis Lange.

Arthur L. Menzies Garden of California Native Plants. Photo by Travis Lange.

Visitor with magnolias. Photo by Kathryn Rummel.

Visitor with magnolias. Photo by Kathryn Rummel.

Mediterranean Garden. Photo by Travis Lange.

Mediterranean Garden. Photo by Travis Lange.

Boy with hyacinths. Photo by Kathryn Rummel.

Boy with hyacinths. Photo by Kathryn Rummel.

Volunteers in the Garden. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Volunteers in the Garden. Photo courtesy of San Francisco Botanical Garden Society.

Rendering of the future Nursery: Center for Sustainable Gardening

Rendering of the future Nursery: Center for Sustainable Gardening

75th Anniversary Community Day Celebration

 

Families on the Great Meadow. Photo by Niall David.

Families on the Great Meadow. Photo by Niall David.

Great Meadow. Photo by Euna Lee.

Great Meadow. Photo by Euna Lee.

WILD Flowers

The following images are available for the WILD Flowers bloom, taking place April through September.

Asclepias speciosa. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Asclepias speciosa. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Puya. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Puya. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Puya. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Puya. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Puya'. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Puya. Photo by Van Swearingen.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Photo by James Gaither.

Chiranthodendron pentadactylon. Photo by James Gaither.

Eucomis bicolor. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Eucomis bicolor. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Isopogon formosus. Photo by James Gaither.

Isopogon formosus. Photo by James Gaither.

Protea cynaroides. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Protea cynaroides. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Visitors in the Mediterranean Garden. Photo by Travis Lange.

Visitors in the Mediterranean Garden. Photo by Travis Lange.

Jovellana violacea. Photo by James Gaither.

Jovellana violacea. Photo by James Gaither.

Cornus florida var.urbiniana. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Cornus florida var urbiniana. Photo by Brendan Lange.

Visitors in the Garden of CA Native Plants. Photo by Travis Lange.

Visitors in the Garden of CA Native Plants. Photo by Travis Lange.

Art Exhibit – Fotanicals: the Secret Language of Flowers

The following images are available for the Fotanicals art exhibit, on display January through April.

King protea. Photo by joSon.

King protea. Photo by joSon.

Magnolia. Photo by joSon.

Magnolia. Photo by joSon.

Banana. Photo by joSon.

Banana. Photo by joSon.

Ipomoea indica Blue Morning Glory. Photo by joSon.

Ipomoea indica Blue Morning Glory. Photo by joSon.

Billbergia nutans Queen's Tears. Photo by joSon.

Billbergia nutans Queen's Tears. Photo by joSon.

Romneya coulteri Matilija Poppy. Photo by joSon.

Romneya coulteri Matilija Poppy. Photo by joSon.

Telopea oreades Victorian Waratah. Photo by joSon.

Telopea oreades Victorian Waratah. Photo by joSon.

 
 

Recent Press

JoSon's modern tools illuminate traditional art in 'Fotanicals'
SFGate, January 2015

Photography Exhibition Reveals the Secret Language of Flowers
Garden Design, January 2015

Escapes: Blooming magnolias in Golden Gate Park
Sacramento Bee, January 2015

How Technology Saves the World's Plants
Ask Foundation, October 2014

San Francisco Botanical Garden's Spring Wildflower Explosion
Curbed, March 2014

20 Things to do in San Francisco this Spring
Luxury Travel Magazine, March 2014

See Romance in Bloom at the San Francisco Botanical Garden
Garden Design, February 2014

Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light
Garden Design, February 2014



Press Archive

 

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